Monday, May 20, 2024

2024 Preakness Stakes horses, futures, odds, date: Expert who hit last year’s superfecta releases picks

Mystik Dan defied the odds when he won in a thrilling photo finish in the Kentucky Derby. Now, he is one of the frontrunners heading into the 2024 Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the horse racing Triple Crown. Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course is set to host the Preakness Stakes 2024 on Saturday, May 18, with the 2024 Preakness Stakes draw scheduled for Monday, May 13. Mystik Dan is 3-1 in the 2024 Preakness Stakes odds, sitting behind Muth, the 11-10 favorite. Other 2024 Preakness Stakes horses include Tuscan Gold (5-1), Imagination (5-1) and Just Steel (10-1).

The 2024 Preakness Stakes field is still a work in progress, as owners must decide whether they want to take on the challenge of the two-week layoff between the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Which horses should you back with your early 2024 Preakness Stakes bets? Before making any 2024 Preakness Stakes picks, be sure to see the horse racing predictions and futures bets from SportsLine’s elite horse racing expert Jody Demling by joining SportsLine using your free CBS Sports account.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2024 Kentucky Derby having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last six years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November of that year. 

Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Preakness Stakes 2024. In fact, he has hit 11 of the last 16 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. He’s also called 10 of the last 19 Preakness winners, including nailing his Preakness winner, exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks in 2023. He keenly understands when the Kentucky Derby winner was poised for victory or a massive upset in the second leg of the Triple Crown. Anyone who has followed him is up huge.

Now, with the 2024 Preakness Stakes futures already on the board, Demling is sharing his picks and 2024 Preakness Stakes predictions over at SportsLine. Join SportsLine using your CBS Sports account to see them.

Top 2024 Preakness Stakes predictions

One of Demling’s surprising 2024 Preakness Stakes picks: He is high on Tuscan Gold, even though he’s a 5-1 longshot that didn’t run in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Chad Brown has won the Preakness twice in his career and is aiming for a third this year. Tuscan Gold is making his fourth start after finishing third in the Louisiana Derby in March.

He did not break his maiden until he won in his second start at Gulfstream Park at the end of January, but Demling likes what he has seen from the lightly raced horse thus far. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione has ridden Tuscan Gold in his last two starts and will have the mount again at Pimlico. Tuscan Gold’s sire won multiple G1 races, and his dam was also a graded stakes winner, so he has the pedigree that Demling is looking for heading into the second leg of the Triple Crown. See which other horses to back by joining SportsLine through our CBS Sports account

How to make 2024 Preakness Stakes picks, bets

Demling is especially high a dark-horse who could have a leg-up on the competition because of extra rest. Demling is sharing which horse it is, and also has a surprising prediction for Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan along with his entire projected 2024 Preakness Stakes leaderboard, over at SportsLine.

Which horse wins the Preakness Stakes 2024, and which dark-horse is a must-back? Check out the latest 2024 Preakness Stakes odds below, then unlock SportsLine through your free CBS Sports account to see Demling’s picks for the Preakness Stakes, all from the expert who nailed 11 Derby-Oaks doubles and hit last year’s Preakness Stakes superfecta.

2024 Preakness Stakes odds, futures, horses

Horse Odds Projection
Muth 11-10 SEE PICKS
Mystik Dan 3-1 SEE PICKS
Tuscan Gold 5-1 SEE PICKS
Imagination 5-1 SEE PICKS
Just Steel 10-1 SEE PICKS
Seize the Gray 10-1 SEE PICKS
Copper Tax 16-1 SEE PICKS
Uncle Heavy 20-1 SEE PICKS
Mugatu 33-1 SEE PICKS

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