05/18/2012 7:04PM

Preakness 2012: Bodemeister 7-5 favorite in early wagering

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BALTIMORE – Bodemeister was the 7-5 favorite in early wagering for the 137th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, with Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another the 7-2 second choice.

As of 6:50 p.m. Eastern, and with $126,488 in the win pool, next in line in the advance wagering were Went the Day (9-2), Creative Cause (6-1), and Daddy Nose Best (13-1). A field of 11 3-year-olds is expected to start.

Bodemeister also is favored in will-pays for the two-day double wager linking the Pimlico Special and Preakness. Starting with the Pimlico Special winner, Alternation ($10.20), the $2 return on the double is $34 with Bodemeister. The next-highest is $45 with I’ll Have Another.

Preakness odds

(Prog. No., Horse, Odds)

1. Tiger Walk, 15-1

2. Teeth of the Dog, 16-1

3. Pretension, 35-1

4. Zetterholm, 25-1

5. Went the Day Well, 9-2

6. Creative Cause, 6-1

7. Bodemeister, 7-5

8. Daddy Nose Best, 13-1

9. I’ll Have Another, 7-2

10. Optimizer, 25-1

11. Cozzetti, 30-1

Win pool, $126,488.


$2  Pimlico Special/Preakness Double will-pays
(Alternation, No. 8) with:

1. Tiger Walk, $681.60

2. Teeth of the Dog, $417.20

3. Pretension, $1,163.60

4. Zetterholm, $475.80

5. Went the Day Well, $62.20

6. Creative Cause, $71

7. Bodemeister, $34

8. Daddy Nose Best, $169

9. I’ll Have Another, $45

10. Optimizer, $744.40

11. Cozzetti, $564.60

Double pool, $774,030.