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Catching Freedom: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Catching Freedom: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

The second leg of the Triple Crown, the 149th Preakness Stakes, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Preakness Stakes field of nine horses was drawn on Monday, May 13th.

Catching Freedom is fresh off of a fourth-place finish at the 150th Kentucky Derby and is vying for a Preakness Stakes win as a contender.

Catching Freedom Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Catching Freedom's morning line odds are 6-1.

Catching Freedom drew post position 3.

Post
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
ML
1Mugatu Jeff EnglerJoe Bravo20-1
2Uncle Heavy Robert E. Reid Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.20-1
3Catching Freedom Brad CoxFlavien Prat6-1
4Muth Bob BaffertJuan Hernandez8-5
5Mystik Dan Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5-2
6Seize the Grey D. Wayne LukasJaime Torres15-1
7Just Steel D. Wayne LukasJoel Rosario15-1
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Catching Freedom Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer Brad Cox had wins in 2021 at the Kentucky Derby (Mandaloun via disqualification) and the Belmont Stakes (Essential Quality) and now looks to add a Preakness Stakes victory to his achievement list.

Flavien Prat rode Catching Freedom to his Louisiana Derby win in late March. Prat won the Preakness Stakes in 2021 (Rombauer). The duo finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby this year.

Catching Freedom Race History

Catching Freedom has won half of his six starts and has never finished worse than fourth.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Date
Track
Race
Finish
Speed Score
5/4/2024Churchill DownsKentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Gr. 1)4107
3/23/2024Fair GroundsTwinspires.com Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2)198
2/17/2024Fair GroundsRisen Star Stakes (Gr. 2)396
1/1/2024Oaklawn ParkSmarty Jones Stakes (Listed)197
11/9/2023Churchill DownsAllowance Optional Claiming488
10/1/2023Churchill DownsMaiden Special Weight185

Catching Freedom Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Catching Freedom and Prat had a great Kentucky Derby showing but came up short of finishing in the money.

The average Speed Score (95.2) rates out very well for Catching Freedom, and his top speed score (107) shows high-end potential to compete at Pimlico.


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