There have been nineteen horses that have won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but failed to win the Belmont. Will ORB be added to the list of failed Triple Crown contenders or we will finally end the drought that has not given horse racing a Triple Crown winner since 1978.
ORB is coming off a Derby win that demonstrated he can perform even in poor conditions, has the stamina to crush the field down the stretch, but now endurance will begin to play a factor, since he has only had two weeks rest. ORB hasn't lost a race since 11/10/12, when he finished fourth at Aqueduct and was beaten by VYJACK at a distance of only 6 1/2 furlongs.
A key factor on whether ORB can win the triple Crown is whether he can overcome the lack of rest it takes to be the victor. In most of ORB's previous races, he has had the opportunity to rest for at least thirty days.
According to the current live Preakness odds ORB is the betting favorite to win with 7/5 odds, not a very good value bet, but it could verywell be a sure thing.
Can ORB overcome the grueling schedule and does he posses the longevity to be a Triple Crown winner?
Vegas Spreads expert Preakness predictions will definitely have ORB in the top three when they cross the line at Pimlico.
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