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Uncle Heavy: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Uncle Heavy: 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.

Uncle Heavy has three wins in five starts but is a long shot ahead of the Preakness Stakes.

Uncle Heavy Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Uncle Heavy's morning line odds are 20-1.

Uncle Heavy drew post position 2.

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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Uncle Heavy Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer Robert E. Reid Jr. led Vequist to a win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2020 and Afleet Again in the Breeders' Cup Marathon in 2011.

Jockey Irad Ortiz has won the Belmont Stakes twice (Mo Donegal in 2022 and Creator in 2016) and has five more top-threes in Triple Crown races. That includes two runner-up finishes at the Preakness Stakes (Blazing Sevens in 2023 and Midnight Bourbon in 2021).

Uncle Heavy Race History

Uncle Heavy has three wins in five starts but has just one Speed Score over 90 and a top-end output of 95.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
4/6/2024AqueductWood Memorial S. Presented by Resorts World Casino (Gr. 2)586
2/3/2024AqueductWithers Stakes (Gr. 3)195
12/27/2023Parx RacingWait For It Stakes (Black Type)187
11/28/2023Parx RacingPennsylvania Nursery Stakes (Black Type)562
10/23/2023Parx RacingMaiden Special Weight186

Uncle Heavy Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Uncle Heavy is a long shot for the 149th Preakness Stakes and would be a breakout win for his connections.

A top Speed Score of 95 is below average (101.6) for the field and a lack of 100-level scores is noticeable with the competition at the top of the board.

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