The field is set for the 2019 Preakness Stakes, and Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course is a wide-open affair. The Bob Baffert-trained Improbable has been installed as the 5-2 favorite, but he is winless in three starts this year. With an unproven horse as the favorite in the middle leg of the Triple Crown, you'll want to hear what Jody Demling has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling comes into the 2019 Preakness on a mind-blowing streak: He has called nine of the last 14 winners of this Triple Crown race!
He was all over Big Brown, I'll Have Another, California Chrome, American Pharoah and Justify at the Preakness after each horse won the Kentucky Derby. He also knew when the Kentucky Derby winner was ripe to lose in the Preakness: Demling correctly predicted that Afleet Alex, Curlin, Rachel Alexandra and Lookin At Lucky would spoil Triple Crown bids at Pimlico.
Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races. He has hit nine of the last 11 Oaks-Derby Doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but twice in the last 11 years.
He followed up last year's Preakness by predicting Justify's groundbreaking victory in the Belmont Stakes, as well as calling the winners of the Haskell Invitational, Pennsylvania Derby, Lecomte Stakes, Arkansas Derby and Louisiana Derby, just to name a few.
Demling nailed the superfecta at this year's Pegasus World Cup. He also hit the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and picked the winner of the Risen Star Stakes in February. On Friday, he nailed the winner, exacta, trifecta, and superfecta at Pimlico's prestigious Black Eyed Susan. Anyone who has followed him is UP HUGE.
Now, Demling has analyzed the Preakness Stakes field and released where he believes every horse will finish.
We can tell you that Alwaysmining, one of the top Vegas favorites, doesn't even crack the top five. Demling also has strong opinions on Preakness favorites Improbable and War of Will. Even better, Demling is especially high on a MASSIVE long shot who's heating up at the perfect time. If you include him in your exotics, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payday.
Who wins the Preakness Stakes? Where do Improbable and Owendale finish? And which MASSIVE long shot hits the board hard?... Join SportsLine right now to get Jody Demling's Preakness Stakes, and get the finish positions for every single horse, all from the man who's nailed nine of the last 14 Preakness winners!