Orb draws rail, Preakness Stakes odds adjusted
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner and favorite to win the 2013 Preakness Stakes, drew the rail for the second leg of the Triple Crown and quickly had his horse racing odds adjusted to win at Pimlico Saturday.
Oddsmakers have moved Orb from +150 to Even money after Wednesday’s post positions were announced.
Drawing post No. 1 in the Preakness isn’t nearly as telling as drawing the post in the Kentucky Derby, especially with a short nine-horse field. Orb’s team would have like to have drawn a post closer to the outside but the horse did win the Fountain of Youth Stakes from the rail back in February.
Orb is a +240 long shot to win the Triple Crown.
Here are the posts and odds for the nine horses competing in the 2013 Preakness Stakes:
No. 1: Orb: (Even)
No. 2: Goldencents (+800)
No. 3: Titletown Five (+3,000)
No. 4: Departing (+600)
No. 5: Mylute (+500)
No. 6: Oxbow (+1,500)
No. 7: Will Take Charge (+1,200)
No. 8: Govenor Charlie (+1,200)
No. 9: Itsmyluckyday (+1,200)Odds courtesy of CarbonSports.ag.