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Imagination: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Imagination: 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.

Imagination has two wins in his last four races. The colt was ineligible to qualify for the 150th Kentucky Derby due to being trained by Bob Baffert, whose Medina Spirit was disqualified after the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Imagination Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Imagination's morning line odds are 6-1.

Imagination drew post position 9.

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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Imagination Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer Bob Baffert has trained two Triple Crown winners -- American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018) -- and, overall, has recorded 17 Triple Crown race wins. That includes last year's Preakness Stakes (National Treasure).

Jockey Frankie Dettori has ridden Imagination twice in 2024. The duo won the San Felipe Stakes (G2) in early March and finished runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in early April, losing out narrowly to Kentucky Derby entrant Stronghold.

Imagination Race History

Imagination has two wins in six starts and is six-of-six finishing top-two or better.

The Speed Scores are great, and an upward trend is obvious.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Date
Track
Race
Finish
Speed Score
4/6/2024Santa AnitaSanta Anita Derby (Gr. 1)298
3/3/2024Santa AnitaSan Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2)1104
2/11/2024Santa AnitaAllowance Optional Claiming2101
1/1/2024Santa AnitaMaiden Special Weight194
12/2/2023Del MarMaiden Special Weight284
11/11/2023Del MarMaiden Special Weight287

Imagination Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Imagination's short morning line odds track given the elevated Speed Scores and connections.

With an average Speed Score output of 101.0 over his last three starts and a proven jockey in the saddle, Imagination could be primed for Preakness success.


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