Top 2021 Stakes Races Top 2021 Stakes Races to Bet On From May 14th to May 15th Horse Racing Betting News Unless Stronach run Pimlico Race Course decides to deny Medina Spirit’s entry due to the Derby winner’s positive test for a banned drug, the Bob Baffert trained runner should gallop out of the Preakness starting gate one of the favorites. Take a look at more info on the May 15 Preakness Stakes as well as top-graded action at Pimlico on Friday and Saturday.
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Top Stakes Races for the Week: Medina Spirit Goes for Second Jewel Pimlico Racecourse – Friday, May 14th Races Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes – 6 furlongs dirt – $150,000 At least 9 three-year-old fillies figure to contend for the winner’s share of the 2021 Miss Preakness Stakes. Among the more popular runners are Steve Asmussen trained Abrogate and Inject from the Brad Cox barn.
Grade 3 Pimlico Special Stakes – 1 3/16 miles dirt – $250,000 Close to 10 horses figure to enter the starting gate for the $250,000 Pimlico Special. Harper’s First Ride won the 2020 race. Trainer Robertino Diodoro plans to enter Harper in the 2021 Pimlico Special. Cordmaker, Max Player, Modernist, Fearless, and Enforceable should also run.
Grade 3 Black Eyed Susan Stakes – 1 1/8 miles dirt – $250,000 Close to a dozen runners should line up for the Grade 3 Black Eyed Susan. The favorite, no doubt, will be Bob Baffert trained Beautiful Gift. Other three-year-old fillies attracting action should be Mike Maker trained Army Wife, Willful Woman from the Steve Asmussen barn, Todd Pletcher trained Iced Latte, and Brad Cox trained Adventuring.
Pimlico Racecourse – Saturday, May 15th Races Grade 3 Gallorette Stakes – 1 1/16 miles turf – $150,000 Trainers Chad Brown and Graham Motion both intend to start a couple of runners in the Gallorette. Brown will put the saddle on Flighty Lady and Great Island. Motion will saddle Tuned and front-running Mean Mary. Shug McGaughey trained Vigilante’s Way could go off the chalk. Christophe Clement will saddle Feel Glorious. If Clement’s runner and Mean Mary duel on the front end, the pair could set it up for a closer.
Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes – 6 furlongs dirt – $150,000 Edgemont Road, Mucho, and Strike Power figure to attract the most action. Horseplayers shouldn’t look past either of Greg Capuano’s runners, Tappin Cat and Three Over Deuces. Capuano is one of the top trainers in Maryland.
Grade 2 Dinner Party Stakes – 1 1/16 miles turf – $250,000 Chad Brown trained Sacred Life figures to offer favorite’s odds. Somelikeithotbrown, Midnight Tea Time, and English Bee will also attract action. Bye Bye Melvin, trained by Graham Motion, could be sitting on a big effort. Last October, the four-year-old colt finished second behind Don Juan Kitten over the Pimlico grass in the James W. Murphy.
Grade 1 The Preakness Stakes – 1 3/16 miles – $1,000,000 Medina Spirit should have no problems running the Grade 1 Preakness on Saturday. The Bob Baffert trained colt may get disqualified from the Derby. That won’t stop Baffert from running the horse in the second jewel. But Medina Spirit won’t get as easy of a lead in the Preakness as he did in the Derby. Expect Crowded Trade, Midnight Bourbon, Ram, Concert Tour, and Rombauer to either all go to the front, or lie right off the pacesetter. The first half-mile of the Preakness should be ultra-quick.
#11 UCLA vs. #1 Michigan NCAA Tournament Elite Eight | 2021 NCAA Basketball Expert Analysis Written by Jordan Walters on March 30, 2021
March Madness, NCAA Basketball Betting News No. 11 seed UCLA already eliminated Michigan State in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and now the Bruins look to upset No. 1 Michigan as well as the teams meet in the East Region title game on Tuesday for a spot in the Final Four. The Wolverines are solid favorites on the NCAAB odds.
How to Bet UCLA vs. Michigan NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: Tuesday, 9:57 PM ET Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV: TBS Stream: https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live Radio: Tunein.com Opening NCAAB Lines: Michigan -7.5 (total 136.5) Last Meeting UCLA leads the all-time series with Michigan 12-6. The Bruins also have the edge in NCAA tournament games between the two teams, going 3-1 against the Wolverines in games in 1965 (national final), 1975 (first round), 1993 (second round) and 1998 (second round).
Unders cashed in both of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament wins as the Seminoles allowed 53.5 points per game. Unders are also 12-5 in Michigan’s last 17 games.
The Over/Under for #1 Michigan vs. #4 Florida State is 143.5 when the teams tip off at 5:00 pm ET Sunday on CBS. The Wolverines also are -2.5 favorites in perhaps the most anticipated Sweet 16 matchup.
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Are you counting on more buckets in this game, or do you expect Under to cash and Michigan to struggle to solve Florida State’s length?
Alabama is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games, including double-digit wins in its two NCAA Tournament games. UCLA is 6-11 ATS in its last 17 games and 7-6 SU in its last 13.
#2 Alabama is a 6.5-point favorite over #11 UCLA, which needed to survive an overtime game against Michigan State in the First Four to make the field and played #14 Abilene Christian in the Round of 32.
Will the Crimson Tide get your betting dollars, or are you hoping to ride the surprise Bruins?