2018 Preakness Superfecta Picks and Wheel Bet

Update 05/16/2018 10:00 PM EST: Telekinesis Out – Final Entries Below
Update 05/15/2018 10:00 PM EST: Bolt D’Oro Out – New Picks Below

I’ve got some killer Preakness Superfecta Picks. It’s safe to say Justify will finish in the top four. But which of the remaining horses will follow him? The 143rd Preakness Stakes is this Saturday, May 19, 2018. Get ready to make some money!

2018 Preakess Stakes Superfecta Part Wheel Bet

  • 1: Justify, Diamond King
  • 2: Justify, Diamond King, Quip
  • 3: Quip, Good Magic, Bravazo
  • 4: Bravazo, Lone Sailor, Sporting Chance

Total Cost: $26, $1 per combination

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What is a Superfecta Wheel?

Superfecta Part Wheel: Select horses to key into each position: first, second, third and fourth. Final order does matter depending on how you key each horse.

Notice the Preakness field is smaller than the Derby. While you’re allowed to put more than 3 horses in each key, I wouldn’t recommend it! Keep each key to 3 or less horses. That’s much more efficient.

Efficiency Matters

Superfecta Part Wheels are harder to win because you must select and key horses correctly. However a part wheel is more efficient than a box. You will invest less bankroll to potentially win more money.

Suppose We Box our 7 Horses?

A 7 horse Superfecta box costs $840!

That’s a big risk compared to our $26 part wheel. Boxes are more flexible: order doesn’t matter, any of the 7 must finish in the top 4. But if it fails, you’re out rent money.

The $26 7 horse part wheel is much more manageable. It’s not as risky as the sloppier box cousin. 🙂

Preakness 2018 Superfecta Betting Advice

I recommend a 7 horse Superfecta Part Wheel, keying 2 horses in the first position, then 3 varying horses in the second, third and fourth positions. Here’s why:

A 4 horse Superfecta Part Wheel using my recommendation is only $26, $1 per combination. With only 10 or so horses scheduled to run, it’s a cheap date at Pimlico this weekend.

Put Justify and Diamond King in the first key. Then enter other likely top finishers in the remaining three keys. Why pay for extra horses in the first key if you don’t think they can win?

Invest your Superfecta money wisely or go broke.

Now you’ll have 26 possible winning combinations versus the novice who bets everything on one horse. Best of all, the return-on-investment will be much higher!

Preakness Superfecta Picks Keys

Let’s assemble our Superfecta Part Wheel keys from the table above.

Key 1

As of writing, Justify is the odds-on favorite. He’s currently -250 or 2/5. That means you win $40 if you bet $100 on Justify straight up. There’s no need for that nonsense. Drop him into the 1st key.

Now let’s pick another horse for the first key.

Diamond King didn’t make the Derby. He recently won the Federico Tesio Stakes (Black Type) on April 21, 2018 at Laurel Park. Previously, Diamond King was 3rd to Strike Power at the Grade 3 Swale Stakes.

Key 2

Add both Justify and Diamond King to the 2nd key. Next, we’ll add a third horse to our 2nd key.

Preakness 2018 Superfecta Picks Quip
Preakness 2018 Superfecta Picks Quip

Quip is a favorite among exotic bettors. Like Justify, he’s owned by WinStar Farm, LLC. Trainer Randolph Brissette is no slouch, either. He recently won the G2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs on March 10, 2018, defeating 8 other horses.

Key 3

We’ll reuse Quip in the 3rd key. The other 2 horses in the 3rd key will be Good Magic and Bravazo.

Preakness 2018 Superfecta Picks Good Magic
Preakness 2018 Superfecta Picks Good Magic

Good Magic’s second place finish at the Derby wasn’t too surprising. He won the G2 Blue Grass stakes at Keeneland on April 7, 2018. Previously he was 3rd at the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes. His most recent G1 victory was the November 2017 Breeders Cup Juvenile.

Bravazo won the G2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 17, 2018. He was 6th at the Kentucky Derby.

Key 4

Finally, we come to the 4th and final key. Let’s reuse Bravazo. Then add Lone Sailor and Sporting Chance.

Lone Sailor recently finished 8th at the Kentucky Derby. Previously he was 2nd at the G2 Louisiana Derby on March 24, 2018. On January 13th he finished 9th at the G3 LeComte Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Meanwhile, Sporting Chance finished 4th at G3 Pat Day Mile on May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs. Before that, he was 3rd at the G2 Bluegrass Stakes on April 7, 2018. His last win was on Septmeber 4, 2017 at Saratoga’s G1 Hopeful Stakes. I’m hopeful Sporting Chance has a shot at 4th this Saturday.

2018 Preakess Stakes Superfecta Part Wheel Bet

  • 1: Justify, Diamond King
  • 2: Justify, Diamond King, Quip
  • 3: Quip, Good Magic, Bravazo
  • 4: Bravazo, Lone Sailor, Sporting Chance

Total Cost: $26, $1 per combination

How to Place a Preakness Superfecta Part Wheel Bet?

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Tables and Reference

See Also
Online Horse Betting Sites
Win Place Show Betting
USA Race Book Deposit Methods, Kentucky Derby

More Superfecta betting information, cost tables and advice:

  1. Superfecta Wheel Betting – Includes superfecta wheel equation, calculations and cost tables.
  2. Superfecta Box Betting – Discussion of Superfecta Box Bet, cost calculation and tables


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