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Just Steel: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Just Steel: 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.

Just Steel has raced 12 times and finished 17th at the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Just Steel Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Just Steel's morning line odds are 15-1.

Just Steel drew post position 7.

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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Just Steel Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has 14 Triple Crown victories to his name, but only Oxbow (2013 Preakness Stakes) has come since 2001.

Jockey Joel Rosario has three Triple Crown wins: 2019 Belmont Stakes (Sir Winston), 2014 Belmont Stakes (Tonalist), and 2013 Kentucky Derby (Orb).

Just Steel Race History

Just Steel has run a lot of races (12) but has just two wins. However, seven top-threes is appealing.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
5/4/2024Churchill DownsKentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Gr. 1)1765
3/30/2024Oaklawn ParkArkansas Derby (Gr. 1)2112
2/24/2024Oaklawn ParkRebel Stakes (Gr. 2)789
2/3/2024Oaklawn ParkSouthwest Stakes (Gr. 3)297
1/1/2024Oaklawn ParkSmarty Jones Stakes (Listed)293
11/25/2023Churchill DownsEd Brown Stakes (Black Type)194
10/29/2023Churchill DownsAllowance Optional Claiming383
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Just Steel Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Just Steel's Speed Scores are low on average (81.3) across a dozen races, worse than the field average of 86.2. Just once (the Arkansas Derby) did Just Steel surpass a 100 Speed Score.

Understandably, Just Steel sits toward the bottom of the field in terms of the morning line odds.

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