Preakness 2012: Bodemeister and Favorites to Steal a Win

Soven BerySenior Analyst IMay 15, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05:  Bodemeister ridden by Mike Smith leads the field during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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I’ll Have Another is the favorite going in to the Preakness 2012 and rightfully so. The horse nabbed the roses at The Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2012. 

But there are other horses that could steal a victory at the second stage of the Triple Crown. 

Here are a few options to come away with a win at Pimlico. 

All odds are from VegasInsider as of May 15, 2012. 


Odds: 3/1

Ladies and gentleman, this is your favorite to upstage I’ll Have Another and win the Preakness. 

The odds are in his favor, and Bodemeister is fast and powerful to win it all. Once he gets a slight lead, the horse will be able to turn the jets on and race away from the competition. 

He is a major contender who completely dominated in the Arkansas Derby earlier this season. 

The horse narrowly lost the Kentucky Derby and a second place finish could be the fuel needed to propel Bodemeister to a victory. 

Keep your eyes on Bodemeister, if you can. 

Creative Cause

LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30:  Creative Cause is riden on the track during the morning excercise session in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Odds: 8/1 

Mike Harrington's horse could be another trendy sleeper pick to win in Pimlico. 

This is a horse that won the San Felipe Stakes and finished a hair behind I’ll Have Another at the Santa Anita Derby. 

He had an outside shot to take home the roses at Churchill Downs but finished in a disappointing fifth. Now, he has a chance to rectify that with a win at the Preakness. 

According to the Tarkus System, Creative Cause traveled 6,709 feet at the Kentucky Derby. That means he covered more ground then any other horse at the race and still managed to finish in the top five. 

This bodes extremely well for this upcoming contest. If Creative Cause can get a good, clean run expect him to trot away with the victory. 

Went The Day Well

Odds: 8/1 

Do not be surprised to see Graham Motion’s horse at the winners circle. 

The colt is an underdog but has a very real chance at victory. He has huge upside and vast upset potential. 

Went The Day Well finished in fourth place at the Kentucky Derby and went from 18 lengths back to finish 2 and a half lengths behind the winner. 

At the G3-Spiral Stakes he led for most of the race and converted that into a victory. 

This versatile running ability will be a nice boon for the horse and could translate into a victory. 

His training sessions have been solid and he has improved with every start this season. The young horse could take yet another step forward on Saturday and cross the finish line first. 

Now, that would be going about the day well.