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Muth: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Muth: 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.

Muth could not run in the Kentucky Derby, due to being trained by Bob Baffert, whose Medina Spirit was disqualified after the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Update: Muth is a scratch from the Preakness Stakes.

Muth Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Muth's morning line odds are 8-5, making him the favorite.

Muth drew post position 4.

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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Muth Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer Bob Baffert is credited with 17 Triple Crown race wins, most recently coming in the 2023 Preakness Stakes (National Treasure). That list also includes two Triple Crown winners: American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018).

Jockey Juan J. Hernandez has ridden Muth to wins in the Arkansas Derby and the San Vicente Stakes in 2024 -- as well as two other wins and two runner-up finishes in 2023.

Muth Race History

Muth has won four of six career races and has never finished worse than second. One of the two losses came in the 2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) to Fierceness.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
3/30/2024Oaklawn ParkArkansas Derby (Gr. 1)1115
1/6/2024Santa AnitaSan Vicente Stakes (Gr. 2)195
11/3/2023Santa AnitaFanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (Gr. 1)2100
10/7/2023Santa AnitaAmerican Pharoah Stakes (Gr. 1)199
8/13/2023Del MarBest Pal Stakes (Gr. 3)291
6/18/2023Santa AnitaMaiden Special Weight196

Muth Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Muth's average speed score of 99.3 is the best in the Preakness Stakes field, and his top Speed Score of 115 is also the best in the field.

The connections are as good as it gets, and it stands to reason that Muth is considered the favorite in the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes.

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