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2024 Preakness Stakes Trifecta, Superfecta & Exacta Picks

By Hank Blaine

Unlike the Kentucky Derby, where a full field of twenty horses is often in the starting gate, only eight runners will contest the 1 3/16 Preakness Stakes. Mystik Dan and Muth are the morning line favorites. Horses like Imagination, Tuscan Gold, and Catching Freedom will attempt to upset the chalks. What are the best exacta, trifecta, and superfecta plays for the 2024 Preakness Stakes? Check it out.

2024 Preakness Stakes Race Info

  • When: Saturday, May 18th, 2024. 4:30 pm EST
  • Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
  • TV/Streaming: Peacock
  • Distance & Surface: 1 ¼ miles on dirt

2024 Preakness Stakes Trifecta Play

  • First: Tuscan Gold
  • Second Slot: Muth, Imagination, Catching Freedom
  • Third Slot: All

We’re taking a shot against Mystik Dan. The field is small. So in our trifecta play, we’re adding our top three choices to finish behind Tuscan Gold and pushing the All button.

If Mystik Dan bounces, and there’s a good chance he does, he could finish last in this race. If that happens, a horse like Mugatu or Uncle Heavy could finish third. Going all makes sense.

2024 Preakness Stakes Superfecta Ticket

  • First: Tuscan Gold
  • Second: Muth, Imagination, Catching Freedom
  • Third: Muth, Imagination, Catching Freedom
  • Foruth: All

There’s nothing fancy about our 2024 Preakness Stakes superfecta. Two theories have prevailed. One, Mystik Dan will bounce after a tough Kentucky Derby victory.

Second, Tuscan Gold has improved enough to beat Muth, Imagination, and Catching Freedom. If our two theories are correct, Gold should key a decent, not spectacular but decent, superfecta payout.

2024 Preakness Stakes Exacta Ticket

  • Key Horse: Tuscan Gold
  • Use in the Exacta: Muth, Imagination, Catching Freedom

The Louisiana Derby third place finisher may have held off Catching Freedom and Honor Marie if he had seen them earlier in the stretch to his far outside and if he had changed leads earlier.

Tuscan Gold got by the horse that was in his sights. So, for sure, he’s worth. Gold is especially worth a look at the healthy 8/1 morning line odds. We’ll use Gold on top in all of our exotics.

Muth and Imagination are must uses. Baffert has targeted the Preakness Stakes the past couple of years since Churchill Downs banned him from running horses. Bob Baffert won the 2023 Preakness with National Treasure.

Catching Freedom ran a great Kentucky Derby. If he had gotten through the pack earlier, who knows? Maybe, Freedom rolls up to Mystik Dan, Sierra Leone, and Forever Young and wins the roses. Trainer Brad Cox gets them ready. So Catching Freedom is another necessary edition to the exacta.

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