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2010 Preakness Picks: Jackson Bend vs Dublin Betting Odds

by Steve Hastings on Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Online racebook SPORTSBETTING.com has posted horse racing betting odds on the 2010 Preakness Picks Match Up between Jackson Bend vs Dublin. What do the Sports-Odds.com horse racing betting and Preakness Picks experts think about Jackson Bend?

Running out of the sixth gate, Jackson Bend is listed as a -115 odds underdog in his 2010 Preakness Picks Match Up against Dublin. Superstar trainer Nick Zito has high hopes for Preakness Stakes contender Jackson Bend especially with the lack of a definite pacesetter. Once the Derby pacesetters Conveyance and Sidney’s Candy were out of contention for the 2010 Preakness and with A Little Warm bowing out on Monday, Jackson Bend may be the one to take lead. Predicting the colt who takes the open path can possibly be the one who wins on the speed-favoring Pimlico track.

Despite finishing 12th in the Run for the Roses, Zito feels real good about Saturday’s race. Especially since prior to the Derby, Jackson Bend had never been farther than four lengths off the pace in any of his two-turn races. Zito mentioned, “I want him to be much, much closer,” regarding the 11 lengths Jackson Bend was behind after the opening half-mile in the Derby.

This is the only horse Zito and owners Robert V. LaPenta and Fred J. Brei will have in the 135th Preakness Stakes. But he is one dam good one! To start his horse racing career, Jackson Bend won his first five starts at Calder Race Course. As a 3-year-old, he placed second in three out of four graded stakes races, losing two of them to the powerful Eskendereya.

Just like leading up to the Derby, Jackson Bend continued his dominance, nailing a half-mile bullet in :46 3/5, the fastest out of 69 horses at the same distance last Monday at Churchill Downs. "It was really quick,” commented Zito. “But the good thing about it is that he did it on his own. Stacy (exercise rider) was not asking him at all. If he has a good week, this is the shot you take. He will get a break after this."

Jockey Mike E. Smith will take the mount on Jackson Bend from the 6th post. His pedigree is Hear No Evil and Sexy Stockings by Tabasco Cat.

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What do the Sports-Odds.com horse racing betting and Preakness Picks experts think about Dublin?

Running out of the twelfth gate, Dublin is listed as a -125 odds favorite in his 2010 Preakness Picks Match Up against Jackson Bend. The final colt to round out the field of twelve for the 135th Preakness Stakes is Dublin. Hall-Of-Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will have to prepare Dublin well with him drawing the 12th and outside post. The Thirteen time Triple Crown winner will bring two colts to Pimlico hoping to bring home his sixth Preakness Stakes victory. Lukas also decided to put jockey Garrett Gomez on the mount to replace 7th place Derby finisher Terry Thompson.

When asked about why the change? Lukas replied, "If Peyton Manning is available, you are not going to leave him in the locker room."

Dublin has a 2-1-2 career record in nine starts and will try for his first win of the 2010 horse race betting season this Saturday. This past Monday with Gomez on the mount, Dublin completed a half-mile in :48 2/5 (fractions of :13, :25 & :37), galloping out five furlongs in 1:01. According to Gomez, "I liked what I felt under me. He was very responsive. Wayne wanted a good easy half and didn't want much of a gallop-out. He wanted solid :12s."

Dublin is owned by Baker, Mack & Lukas and his pedigree is from Afleet Alex and Classy Mirage by Storm Bird.

Online racebook SPORTSBETTING.com has posted horse racing betting odds on various Preakness Stakes 2010 match ups:

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Jackson Bend: -115
Dublin: -125

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Looking at Lucky: -105
Super Saver: -135

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Aikenite: EVEN
Schoolyard Dreams: -140

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Northern Giant: -125
Yawanna Twist: -115

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Schoolyard Dreams: -140
Pleasant Prince: EVEN

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Caracortado: +130
Paddy O'Prado: -170

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Paddy O'Prado: -170
Dublin: +130

The Preakness 2010 – Race Match-ups
Schoolyard Dreams: -105
Jackson Bend: -135

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