Blazing Sevens Preakness Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Consistency Issues Make Him Hard to Trust)
By Larry Rupp
The 2023 Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror, meaning horse racing fans are now looking ahead to the 2023 Preakness Stakes as it is set to take place just before 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20.
One contender everyone has their eyes on ahead of this race is Blazing Sevens, who enters as one of the more experienced horses in the field. Here's everything you need to know about this colt before he vies for the 2023 Preakness title.
Blazing Sevens Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Blazing Sevens owns 6-1 odds to win the Preakness Stakes and drew post position No. 7 on Monday. His odds are near the top of the leaderboard ahead of the event.
Odds to Win 2023 Preakness
Blazing Sevens Horse Trainer and Jockey
Blazing Sevens is trained by Chad Brown, who is notably coming off a win at the 2022 Preakness with Early Voting. The renowned trainer also took home the title at the 2017 Preakness (Cloud Computing). Brown was set to have Blazing Sevens compete at the 2023 Kentucky Derby before eventually withdrawing from the storied event. It's the same tactic he used back in 2017 & in 2022 as well.
Blazing Sevens' jockey for the 2023 Preakness is Irad Ortiz Jr., who was set to ride aboard Forte at the Kentucky Derby before the horse was scratched. Ortiz is aiming for his first win at the Preakness.
Blazing Sevens Race History
Blazing Sevens has a career record of six starts and two wins with two third-place finishes all-time. He'll run in the Preakness over six months since he last captured a victory, which came at the Champagne Stakes in October. The colt emerged victorious by 3 1/4 lengths in that one.
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Blazing Sevens Preakness Prediction and Pick
As mentioned above, holding a horse out of the Kentucky Derby to focus on the Preakness is a strategy that has worked for Chad Brown before. However, it worked in 2022 with a horse that had only raced three times prior to the event (two victories). Blazing Sevens has raced six times and his best finishes came as a 2-year-old colt. He has shown little to no improvement as a 3-year-old, even posting a disappointing eighth-place finish in March. Blazing Sevens has the consistency of a horse that would be considered a sneaky contender, but not one that has the third-best odds to win it all.
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