Kentucky Derby Betting Odds, Horse By Horse Preview And Predictions

The second leg of the Triple Crown takes place on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course as 13 horses go to post for the 2019 Preakness Stakes. Much of the focus leading up to the Preakness 2019 has been on which horses won't be running, namely Kentucky Derby winner Country House and the horse who crossed the line first before being disqualified, Maximum Security. Several other expected 2019 Preakness contenders have opted to rest up for next month's Belmont Stakes, but there is still plenty of speed and talent in the field. Post time is 6:48 p.m. ET. Mark Casse's War of Will took the brunt of the bump that disqualified Maximum Security and may have challenged for the win if not for the contact. War of Will officially finished seventh at Churchill Downs, but he's at 4-1 in the latest 2019 Preakness odds, just behind Bob Baffert's Improbable, the favorite at 5-2. Before you make any 2019 Preakness picks, be sure to see what SportsLine horse racing guru Jody Demling has to say.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling comes into the 2019 Preakness on a mind-blowing streak: He has called nine of the last 14 winners of this Triple Crown race.

He was all over Big Brown, I'll Have Another, California Chrome, American Pharoah and Justify at the Preakness after each horse won the Kentucky Derby. He also knew when the Kentucky Derby winner was ripe to lose in the Preakness: Demling correctly predicted that Afleet Alex, Curlin, Rachel Alexandra and Lookin At Lucky would spoil Triple Crown bids at Pimlico.

Demling has also hit nine of the last 11 Oaks-Derby Doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but twice in the last 11 years. After last year's Preakness, he nailed Justify's groundbreaking victory in the Belmont Stakes, and called the winners of the Haskell Invitational, Pennsylvania Derby, Lecomte Stakes, Arkansas Derby and Louisiana Derby, just to name a few. Anyone who has followed his lead is way up.

Now, with the lineup set, Demling is sharing his 2019 Preakness Stakes picks at SportsLine.