After placing fourth at the 2012 Kentucky Derby, the son of Proud Citizen, Went the Day well, will look to finish in the money at tomorrow’s 137th Running of the Preakness Stakes. The latest Horse Racing Odds presently have the colt listed at +600 moneyline odds to win the 2012 Preakness Stakes, a number which leaves it looking up at only two colts (I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister) on the odds leaderboard. Tomorrow’s Triple Crown race is scheduled for a 4:30pm ET start at the Pimlico Racetrack in Blatimore, Maryland; the event will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.
Went the Day Well was by no means an afterthought heading into the Kentucky Derby, but nor was the colt on the forefront of many minds at 20 to 1 odds to win the Run for the Roses. However, after its impressive fourth place finish at Churchill Downs, some are beginning to take notice of the H. Graham Motion (trained 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom) trainee.
Went the Day Well possesses a championship pedigree as its bloodlines feature 2002 Derby runner up Proud Citizen, multiple graded stakes winner Tiznow, and the legendary Mr. Prospector. The colt also lacks the wear and tear of some of the other contenders in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, having participated in just four races.
Went the Day Well needed two shots to break his maiden, but after doing so in early March the colt won the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes (1 1/8 miles) before finishing just out of the money at Churchill Downs.
Piloting Went the Day Well tomorrow is veteran jockey John Velazquez. Velazquez, who guided Animal Kingdom to victory at Churchill Downs last year, is a Preakness Stakes title away from completing his own personal Triple Crown. The Puerto Rican born rider won the Belmont Stakes in 2007 aboard filly Rags to Riches.
Went the Day Well Odds 2012 Preakness Stakes Bets: Provided by TopBet.com
Went the Day Well (Post #8) +600 (To Win the 2012 Preakness Stakes)