Muth Favored Over Fierceness and Sierra Leone

April 25, 2024

David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) favorites Fierceness and Sierra Leone will open as the second and third choices respectively in the Preakness Future Wager when the final pool opens Friday, April 26.

Fierceness, who won the Florida Derby (G1) by a record-setting 13 ½ lengths, is 9-2 in the Future Wager while Sierra Leone, winner of the Blue Grass (G1), opens at 6-1. The Preakness Future Wager favorite is Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Muth, listed at 3-1 after opening at 19-1 in the first Preakness Future Wager, while stablemate and Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Imagination is 12-1. Muth and Imagination will not run in the Kentucky Derby. 

There are 31 individual entries and a pari-mutuel field of “all other 3-year-olds.” The field is 20-1.

Muth. (Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire)
Muth in a work in SoCal. (Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire)

The Preakness Future Wager has a $2 minimum and 18 percent takeout. The second and final Preakness pool runs until Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. HorseRacingNation.com is presenting sponsor of the Field and morning line odds.  

The Preakness future wager is available at all participating ADW’s, 1/ST Bet and Xpressbet.

For more information on contenders go to: https://www.preakness.com/futurewager

Three horses are listed at 15-1: Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Catching Freedom, Japan’s undefeated UAE Derby (G2) winner Forever Young, and Blue Grass runner-up Just a Touch.

Three horses who have won ‘Win & In’ races for the Preakness are listed in the Preakness Future Wager. Copper Tax, winner of the Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, and Informed Patriot, winner of the Bath House Row at Oaklawn Park, are listed at 20-1 while Endlessly, winner of the El Camino Real at Golden Gate Fields, is 50-1. 

Fountain of Youth (G2) and Remsen (G2) winner Dornoch and Louisiana Derby runner-up Honor Marie are 40-1 and Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner Domestic Product is 50-1. 

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