2017 Preakness Quinella Picks, Advice

Preakness Stakes 2017 Quinella Box Picks
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10 horses are ready for the 2017 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Always Dreaming, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, is the heavy favorite. Royal Mo, Classic Empire and Looking at Lee also have promise. Here’s my 2017 Preakness Stakes Quinella Box pick.

Bob Seltzer’s 2017 Preakness Stakes Quinella Box Picks

  • Box: Always Dreaming, Looking at Lee, Royal Mo, Conquest Mo Money
  • Alternates: Gunnevera, Cloud Computing, Hence

Total Cost: $12, $2 per combination or $6, $1 per combination
Note: A Quinella Box is really just adding more horses to a basic Quinella bet

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What are Quinella Box Bets?

Quinella Box Bet: Pick any number of horses to finish in the top 2 positions. Final order does not matter.

Bet Efficiently or Go Broke!

Quinella Boxes are more likely to win because you can pick more than 2 horses and order does not matter. A box is less efficient because you end up buying more combinations than you need. This isn’t a good long term betting strategy. It is only helpful in races like the Preakness. In races with less than 10 horses, a basic Quinella, Exacta Part Wheel, or Straight Exacta are both more efficient and profitable.

Preakness Stakes 2017 Quinella Box Bet

Punch my 4 horse Quinella Box ticket.

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The Derby clearly separated the Men from the Boys. I was optimistic about Thunder Snow, but he couldn’t even get out of the gates last Saturday. Always Dreaming didn’t disappoint his fans with an easy win over competitors who couldn’t muster a kick. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have bet this horse, too. I was skeptical he could win against a large field with wet track conditions.

The smaller Preakness means we can be more selective without losing an edge. 10 horses narrows our choices and limits the possibility of long shots blowing up our Quinella Box.

A 4 horse Quinella Box costs $12, $2 per combination. Some tracks offer $1 Quinellas. That means your 4 horse box costs $6, $1 per combination.

Let’s look at the latest Preakness Stakes Odds to Win:

Sat, May 20, 2017 Preakness Stakes – Odds to Win
Horse ML Odds Win
1. 1. Multiplier
Bet Now Bovada
18/1 $1800
2. 2. Cloud Computing
Bet Now Bovada
14/1 $1400
3. 3. Hence
Bet Now Bovada
18/1 $1800
4. 4. Always Dreaming
Bet Now Bovada
13/10 $130
5. 5. Classic Empire
Bet Now Bovada
11/5 $220
6. 6. Gunnevera
Bet Now Bovada
16/1 $1600
7. 7. Term of Art
Bet Now Bovada
66/1 $6600
8. 8. Senior Investment
Bet Now Bovada
40/1 $4000
9. 9. Looking At Lee
Bet Now Bovada
12/1 $1200
10. 10. Conquest Mo Money
Bet Now Bovada
8/1 $800

Odds feed last modified: 05/20/2017 18:40:23.Eastern

Bob Seltzer’s 2017 Preakness Stakes 4 Horse Quinella Box Picks

  • Box: Always Dreaming, Looking at Lee, Royal Mo, Conquest Mo Money
  • Alternates: Gunnevera, Cloud Computing, Hence

Total Cost: $12, $2 per combination or $6, $1 per combination

Bob Seltzer’s 2017 Preakness Stakes 5 Horse Quinella Box Picks

  • Box: Always Dreaming, Looking at Lee, Royal Mo, Conquest Mo Money, Gunnevera
  • Alternates: Cloud Computing, Senior Investment

Total Cost: $20, $2 per combination or $10, $1 per combination

See Also
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Kentucky Derby Betting

Good Luck from Bob Seltzer!

2017 Kentucky Derby Longshots: Fast and Accurate, Untrapped, Sonneteer

Kentucky Derby 2017 Longshots
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The Kentucky Derby is still any horse’s race. As post time draws near, let’s discuss the Derby’s longshots. Although these horses are not likely to win, it’s still worth exploring the possibilities.

Have any longshots actually won the Kentucky Derby?

Horse racing fans will remember Mine That Bird’s improbable 2009 Kentucky Derby victory. Surging down the homestretch at 50/1 odds, even the announcer fumbled the call. It’s difficult to remember 20 horses, let alone ones not likely to finish in the top 15. For Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and jockey Calvin Borel, the win was never in doubt.

Here’s a look back:

Bob Seltzer’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Longshots

Fast and Accurate, Untrapped, Sonneteer

  1. Fast and Accurate – Bet Now BetOnline – Grade 3 Spiral Stakes winner on March 25, 2017. Also on February 20, 2017 at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Michael J. Maker’s 3 year old might not be favored to win, but is well rested since his last major race. I needed to see Fast and Accurate against other eventual Derby entrants. Competition in his 2 victories was respectable though not the caliber of other favored horses.
  2. Untrapped – Bet Now BetOnline – My favorite longshot this year! Untrapped has significant exposure to his competitors, 6th to Classic Empire at the Arkansas Derby; 3rd at the Rebel Stakes; and 2nd to Girven at the Risen Star Stakes. Untrapped has not shied away from a challenge and shouldn’t be counted out. Trainer Steven M. Asmussen is a fixture at each Kentucky Derby, with multiple horses finishing in front over the years.
  3. Sonneteer – Bet Now BetOnline – A win has been elusive for trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Sonneteer, though not for lack of trying. Lack Untrapped, Sonneteer has raced hard. He’s finished 2nd in four races, notably to Malagacy in the Rebel Stakes on March 18, 2017. He was 4th to Classic Empire at the Arkansas Derby, just behind another longshot Lookin at Lee. I’m not sure if the Derby’s length is a good fit. Sonneteer’s best races come in at 1mi- 1mi 1/16. The Derby’s 1mi 1/4 distance might be a touch too long.

Recommended Longshot Superfecta Picks

Mix any of my horses into a conservative trifecta box or superfecta part wheel.

Bet a 7 horse superfecta part wheel, placing a longshot with at least 2 other horses in the third and fourth keys. Here’s one idea I had:

Bob Seltzer’s 7 horse Derby Superfecta Part Wheel Longshot Special

  1. Key 1: Classic Empire, Irish War Cry, Girvin
  2. Key 2: Classic Empire, Irish War Cry, Girvin, Gunnevera
  3. Key 3: Always Dreaming, Practical Joke, Untrapped
  4. Key 4: Classic Empire, Always Dreaming, Untrapped

Total Cost: $48, $1 per combination or $4.80, 10 cents per combination
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Here are the latest Derby Odds, Bet Now!

Sat, May 6, 2017 Kentucky Derby – Odds to Win
Horse ML Odds Win
1. 1. Looking at Lee (C. Lanerie)
Bet Now Bovada
33/1 $3300
2. 2. Thunder Snow (C. Soumillion)
Bet Now Bovada
18/1 $1800
3. 3. Fast and Accurate (C. Hill)
Bet Now Bovada
60/1 $6000
4. 4. Untrapped (C. Santana)
Bet Now Bovada
40/1 $4000
5. 5. Always Dreaming (C. Veleasquez)
Bet Now Bovada
5/1 $500
6. 6. State of Honor (J. Lezcano)
Bet Now Bovada
60/1 $6000
7. 7. Girvin (M. Smith)
Bet Now Bovada
28/1 $2800
8. 8. Hence (F. Geroux)
Bet Now Bovada
15/1 $1500
9. 9. Irap (M. Gutierrez)
Bet Now Bovada
40/1 $4000
10. 10. Gunnevera (J. Castellano)
Bet Now Bovada
10/1 $1000
11. 11. Battle of Midway (F. Prat)
Bet Now Bovada
25/1 $2500
12. 12. Sonneteer (K. Desormeaux)
Bet Now Bovada
40/1 $4000
13. 13. J. Boys Echo (L. Saez)
Bet Now Bovada
33/1 $3300
14. 14. Classic Empire (J. Leparoux)
Bet Now Bovada
6/1 $600
15. 15. McCracken (B. Hernandez)
Bet Now Bovada
11/2 $550
16. 16. Tapwrit (J. Ortiz)
Bet Now Bovada
16/1 $1600
17. 17. Irish War Cry (R. Maragh)
Bet Now Bovada
4/1 $400
18. 18. Gormley (V. Espinoza)
Bet Now Bovada
28/1 $2800
19. 19. Practical Joke (J. Rosario)
Bet Now Bovada
22/1 $2200
20. 20. Patch (J. Gaffalione)
Bet Now Bovada
10/1 $1000

Odds feed last modified: 05/06/2017 18:40:18.Eastern

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Good Luck from Bob!