2024 Preakness Stakes Best Long Shots And Dark Horse Bets

  • Mugatu is the biggest underdog at the 2024 Preakness Stakes with +3500 odds to win.
  • The eight-horse field makes betting on longshots tougher to do, but there’s value on Seize the Grey to win the Preakness at +1400 odds.
  • Uncle Heavy has +1600 odds to win out of the No. 2 post position but +300 odds to finish last.

BALTIMORE – The 149th edition of the Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday. Here are the top online gambling longshots at the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Following the former betting favorite Muth’s scratch, the Preakness is down to an eight-horse field. Still, there are many horses with long odds that can win the 2024 Preakness Stakes.

2024 Preakness Stakes

  • 1. Mugatu +3500
  • 2. Uncle Heavy +1600
  • 3. Catching Freedom +350
  • 5. Mystik Dan +160
  • 6. Seize The Grey +1400
  • 7. Just Steel +900
  • 8. Tuscan Gold +400
  • 9. Imagination +350

Mugatu is the biggest longshot at Pimlico Race Course for Saturday’s race with +3500 odds, but this horse finished fifth in a competitive Grade 1 race at the Blue Grass Stakes. He gets a favorable post position on the inside with the No. 1 post, the same spot where National Treasure won at Pimlico last year.

Seize the Grey (+1400) Is The Best Preakness Longshot

Odds for Uncle Heavy and Seize the Grey at horse betting sites are more realistic than Mugatu’s +3500 odds. Uncle Heavy has +1600 odds to win from the No. 2 post position but won three of his five career starts.

Seize the Grey is the best longshot with a balance of value and legitimate chances to win. This colt is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, who has won the Preakness Stakes six times in his career as a trainer.

As an added bonus, Seize the Grey will race out of the No. 6 post position, a gate that possesses the best winning percentage at the Preakness Stakes with 17 total wins. Seize the Grey won his last race at the Grade 2 Pat Day Mile, which was held at the infamous Churchill Downs.