The 2024 Preakness Stakes post positions were determined earlier this week, and with eight 2024 Preakness Stakes entries and a shorter distance than the Kentucky Derby, post position doesn't have the same impact. However, there are still certain posts that have resulted in more winners than others. Since 1909, post No. 6 has produced the most winners (17). However, there's only been one winner from post No. 6 over the last 10 years. Just Steel is 12-1 in the current 2024 Preakness Stakes odds and will run from No. 6. Muth was the 8-5 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes 2024, but scratched on Wednesday, making Kentucky Derby winner Mystic Dan the new favorite at 8-5.

The 2024 Preakness Stakes takes off from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday at 7:01 p.m. ET. Before making any 2024 Preakness Stakes picks for the 149th Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, you need to see our 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet, 2024 Preakness Stakes racing form, and 2024 Preakness Stakes past performances featuring analysis from renowned horse racing handicapper Jody Demling

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2024 Kentucky Derby having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last six years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline's win at the Breeders' Cup Classic in November of that year. 

Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Kentucky Derby 2024. In fact, he has hit 11 of the last 16 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but five times in the last 16 years. He's also called 10 of the last 19 Preakness winners, including nailing his Preakness winner, exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks in 2023, keenly understanding when the Kentucky Derby winner was poised for victory or a massive upset. Anyone who has followed him is up huge.

Now, with the 2024 Preakness Stakes odds already on the board, SportsLine has teamed up with Demling to provide a complete 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet racing form with connections, past performances, speed figures, expert picks and more, all to save you time on your Preakness Stakes bets. It's a must-see 2024 Preakness Stakes primer. Go here to see it.

2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet 

With SportsLine's Preakness Stakes 2024 cheat sheet, you'll get valuable information for every horse in the 2024 Preakness Stakes field. The 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet will give you post position, connections, odds, career record, earnings, past performances and speed figures. You'll also get analysis from Demling on each horse, including his breakdown of Imagination, who runs out of eight-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert's barn.

Imagination makes his Triple Crown debut at the 2024 Preakness Stakes since Bob Baffert is suspended by the Kentucky Racing Commission. The bay-colored colt has been trained to be at his best for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Imagination will run his first race in five weeks, a schedule he's stuck to often throughout his career. Imagination finished second in his last two races in which he had more than a month between a run. Baffert has won eight Preakness Stakes, more than any other trainer in the race's history. He trained National Treasure to a Preakness Stakes victory last season after being unable to run in the Kentucky Derby.

Here's a sample of the 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet with Imagination's PPs:


Post position: 9
Trainer: Bob Baffert (Preakness Stakes winner in '97, '98, '01, '02, '10, '15, '18, '23)
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Odds: 6-1
Career earnings: $406,800 (sixth in Preakness field)
Career record (starts-win-place-show): 6-2-4-0
Notable win: San Felipe Stakes (G3)
Best consensus speed figure: 98 (fifth in Preakness field)
Last Race: 2nd by nk Santa Anita Derby (G1)
Analysis: The Santa Anita Derby runner-up is another from the Baffert barn. This son of Into Mischief has a bright, bright future.

With the Preakness Stakes 2024 cheat sheets from SportsLine, you can get a breakdown and important details on every horse in the field on Saturday. Click here for everything you need as a horse racing handicapper ahead of the 149th Preakness Stakes.

How to make 2024 Preakness Stakes picks, bets

Demling also has a surprising prediction for Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan. See all of Demling's picks and analysis now plus give yourself a head start on your research with our 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet racing form featuring past performances and more. This Preakness Stakes 2024 cheat sheet can save you time and give you a leg up ahead of the second race of the Triple Crown.

Who wins the 2024 Preakness Stakes, and how can our 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheets make you a more informed horse racing handicapper? Check out the latest 2024 Preakness Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling's Preakness Stakes picks and see all the intel on the 2024 Preakness Stakes field with our 2024 Preakness Stakes cheat sheet and past performances.

2024 Preakness Stakes odds, futures

Prg #
1Mugatu20-1SEE PICKS
2Uncle Heavy20-1SEE PICKS
3Catching Freedom6-1SEE PICKS
5Mystik Dan5-2SEE PICKS
6Seize The Grey15-1SEE PICKS
7Just Steel15-1SEE PICKS
8Tuscan Gold8-1SEE PICKS
9Imagination6-1SEE PICKS