Preakness 2010 Odds Super Saver 2 to 1 Favorite: Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver will attempt to keep his Triple Crown bid alive today by making a victorious run in the 135th Preakness Stakes. The colt is presently a 2 to 1 Preakness Odds favorite at online racebook SPORTSBETTING.com. See if Super Saver can make history this afternoon at Pimlico by becoming just the 22nd horse ever to win both the Derby and Preakness.
Super Saver captured his third career win in seven starts by taking the 136th Run for the Roses two weekends ago. Despite a second place run at the Grade I Arkansas Derby and a third place showing at the Grade III Tampa Bay Derby, few expected Saver to win at Churchill Downs. His victory at the legendary venue has changed a few minds in regard to his chances at Pimlico, though, as the Maria's Mon sired colt is an across the board favorite.
Also in the colt's favor is the fact that jockey Calvin Borel, who guided Rachel Alexandra to the Preakness title last year, will have his mount for today's race. Borel and Super Saver, which teamed up for the Derby win, are a great pairing according to trainer Todd Pletcher.
"I think he's (Borel) a really, really good fit for this colt," Pletcher said. " He's got a light touch and it seems the colt relaxes well for him. I think there's a lot of good chemistry between the two of them."
Pletcher also likes the way Super Saver has recovered from the 1 1/4 mile Derby charge.
"Everything we've seen indicates he's come out of it really well," Pletcher said. "His energy level has been good and he's bouncing back in good shape."
The 2010 Preakness Stakes are scheduled to start at 4:30pm ET on NBC.
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