In the event the innovative wagering holds — and it usually does, give or take a few points — Improbable is a defined preferred for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
The Bob Baffert trainee that exits a fourth-place end in the Kentucky Derby was 5-2 as gambling shut Friday, with a few surprises supporting him on the tote board.
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Bourbon War dipped since the next choice with Alwaysmining, the Maryland-bred to 9-2. War Will floated up to 7-1 after assigned a railroad post ranking for its second consecutive race, while Grade 3 winner Owendale crept down to 9-1 at the close of the day.
All other costs in the 13-horse field attained into the double digits.A son of City Zip, Improbable is trained by Bob Baffert, who tied the Preakness’ all-time album when Justify became his seventh winner of the race this past year. Justify’s ownership collection of WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing also attempts Improbable, who is the only previous Grade 1 winner in this field but also winless in three starts this season.
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