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Preakness Predictions: Big Drama vs Rachel Alexandra

by Steve Hastings on Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The Preakness Predictons Experts at Sports-Odds.com think that easy money can be made by betting on the Big Drama vs Rachel Alexandra match up. The Kentucky Oaks winner is being ridden by legendary jockey Calvin Borel, need we say more?  The odds makers at internet racebook Bodog.com have the filly Rachel Alexandra a heavy –280 odds favorite over Big Drama +220 odds. Before making any horse wagers, make sure to checkout what the Preakness Predictions Experts have to say about both horses.

Big Drama – Trained by David Fawkes with John Velazquez as the jockey, running from the 1st post Big Drama Preakness Predictions are being placed heavily as he is in the middle of the pact with 10/1 odds at Bodog Racebook. The pros and cons on Big Drama look a little bleak on the pros side since we found only one pro which is that he’s finished first in last six starts. The cons for Big Drama include; the majority of his best work has come against Florida breds and sprinting. His pedigree suggests he'll have distance limitations and will be shedding his blinkers for this having worn them in all seven prior starts; may want to take off the pace which makes his rail draw a negative. Making just his second start of the year, Big Drama was disqualified from win in Swale last out for bearing out through stretch; not a good sign for a horse making his first start off a layoff. He also is getting a new rider because Eibar Coa opted to ride Musket Man.

Rachel Alexandra – The 2009 Preakness Predictions favorite to win is Rachel Alexandra. She is a filly starting the race at the 13th post as 8/5 odds at Bodog Racebook. Her trainer is Steve Asmussen and the jockey is Calvin Borel. Rachel Alexandra Preakness predictions are pouring in since she is the Preakness favorite. The pros are that she is five for five in her starts around two turns, including wins in three G2s and the G1 Kentucky Oaks last out. She won lone start over sloppy track with greatest of ease and has the speed to lead the way yet rates off the pace kindly. Rachel Alexandra is five for five with Borel, who stays here over Derby winner Mine That Bird. She also gets positive trainer change to Steve Asmussen who won this in 2007 with Curling.

The cons for Rachel Alexandra are that she's a filly running against colts. It's as simple as that. Coming back in just 15 days; two previous attempts at this resulted in losses and will be terribly over bet in the win pool.

Bodog.com has posted horse racing betting odds on the Preakness Predictions Head to Head Match Up between Big Drama vs Rachel Alexandra:

Big Drama: +220
Rachel Alexandra: -280

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