05/18/2012 7:04PM

Preakness 2012: Bodemeister 7-5 favorite in early wagering


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.

Larry More than 1 year ago
i think bode is a real nice horse but, its to much to soon with him 6 races since jan. and, coming back in 2 weeks....hes going to hit a wall....ill have another got a per- fect trip in the derby not impressed....for your money went the day well is your daisy folks....super move in te derby made up 13 postions and, about 15 lenghs hes peaking right now and, the price will be square...
Joseph Murratti More than 1 year ago
$1 SF BX.. 7/9/5/6/11 = $120, or $.10 = $12.00 $2 Tri.......7/9/11
Gerald Sabo More than 1 year ago
All possible scenarios, but, don't forget that WTDW does have stalking speed and Johnny V is a master tactician. Good luck to everybody, should be a great race.
Paul Patane More than 1 year ago
Bodemeister is a suckers bet a 7-5. I'll Have Another is going to NYC with a chance for the crown. IHA at 7-2, really.... really.....
srw1201 More than 1 year ago
I don't think I'll Have Another lets Bodemeister set a comfortable pace...they know he'll win if that happens. so I think the rookie jock panics on I'll Have Another and pushes both horses to go too fast too son in the race setting it up for either Creative Cause or Went the day Well to win...that is a very possible scenario when you have an inexperienced jockey at the helm trying to follow trainers orders.
Mooch J More than 1 year ago
Not likely, what they usually do in situations like this is IHA tracks Bode, when they know the race is between them IHA makes his move and they get it on. They don't act like they are in a match race of this magnitude, if the horse doesn't have it then so be it but the Jockey's don't want the blame to be on them, look at the heat Mike Smith took when he was just following orders, the whole world is watching so there shouldn't be any tricks or hail mary's
David LaKari More than 1 year ago
After watching the races from Pimlico today if the track stays the same Bode won't win...the speed was getting caught by horses stalking the leader. It didn't seem to make any difference if the leader was clear or battling. With the track playing the way it is. I like CC over IHA with Bode 3rd. And I will also through in Daddy in the exotics for a price figuring he might have a better run in him Sat.
Mooch J More than 1 year ago
Was it playing like that all week? Tracks change from day to day, I haven't kept up with Pimlico
littlelouis99 More than 1 year ago
just hit the last race at emerald downs tonight,track announcer says as last horse goes into gate,"goodnight and good luck to mario and iha in tomorrows preakness" to all of north america,between hastings in vancouver and our compadres to the south in seattle,we @ hastings/expark,emeralddowns/longacres,salute' who ever runs second to the big horse,uh-huh,you got it ,iha by three!!! send me ur tickets if he doesn't smash em,i'll reimburse you all
littlelouis99 More than 1 year ago
go mario,my spanish not so good, i learn english from a book!go get'em "el chulo'
Mooch J More than 1 year ago
Louis. Este Web site tiene un traductor muy bueno http://babelfish.yahoo.com
littlelouis99 More than 1 year ago
Mario, vaya patada en el culo para todos los no creyentes
pstuon More than 1 year ago
I't very shocking to see I'll Have Another at 7/2 in early bettings. I just hope that the gate opens, the final odd on IHA is at or near his early betting odds. because that's is a real bargain. lol!!!
James P More than 1 year ago
If you look at the double will-pays, it's obvious that IHA will be nowhere near 7/2. More like 2.30-1 I'm guessing.
Mooch J More than 1 year ago
I thought Bode would be around 10-1 because it seems that nobody likes him