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149th Travers Stakes Betting Preview & Racebook Odds

Posted by: Charlie Smith
149th Travers Stakes Betting Preview

Online horse betting players looking to sink their teeth into some riveting action need look no further than this weekend’s 149th Runhappy Travers Stakes. This event is traditionally regarded as the zenith of Saratoga’s enticing meeting. On top of that, it will be the most crucial part of an event which places horse racing front and center in the eyes of the world. Bottom line, this is one of the best times to get in on our awesome racebook action. Let’s check on some pertinent information regarding this weekend’s action before taking a look at the racebook odds to determine which sports bets are worthwhile this weekend. With that in mind, let’s dive right into this 149th Travers Stakes betting action!

149th Runhappy Travers Stakes – Saturday, August 25th

When: Gates Open at 7:00 am

Where: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York

TV: NBC Coverage Begins 4 pm ET

Stream: NBC Extra

As listed above, NBC will be responsible for the coverage of this event. No doubt NBC is looking to build up as much online horse betting hype as possible for the 35th Breeders’ Cup to be held this November. Since NBC is also responsible for that coverage, it’s easy to see why they’re going all out this weekend. Ultimately the 149th Travers Stakes betting action will be a small portion of all that is available this Saturday. Nevertheless, there’s no question that it is the most prominent event of Saturday’s lineup.

149th Travers Stakes Betting Lineup

Post     ||                       Horse                          ||           Morning Racebook Odds                   ||

1          ||           Trigger Warning                      ||                                   30-1                             ||

2          ||           Wonder Gadot                        ||                                   5-1                               ||

3          ||           Gronkowski                            ||                                   4-1                               ||

4          ||           Bravazo                                  ||                                   12-1                             ||

5          ||           Vino Rosso                             ||                                   10-1                             ||

6          ||           Meistermind                            ||                                   30-1                             ||

7          ||           King Zachary                          ||                                   15-1                             ||

8          ||           Mendelssohn                           ||                                   12-1                             ||

9          ||           Good Magic                            ||                                   2-1                               ||

10        ||           Tenfold                                   ||                                   8-1                               ||

11        ||           Catholic Boys                                     ||                                   8-1                               ||

As most racebook veterans were expecting, Good Magic has opened as the favorite ahead of this weekend’s action. But does that mean that players learning how to bet on horses online should back Good Magic without hesitation? Let’s take a closer look at Good Magic to determine whether or not punters should back him.

Good Magic

In two recent outings, the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby, Good Magic put up decent runs. Albeit, he fared much better in the Derby than the Preakness. For starters, in the Preakness, Good Magic finished in 4th. We have no way of telling how hard Good Magic was competing, but his efforts culminated in a less than stellar finish. Alternatively, his run at the Derby was much better since he finished 2nd to a very elite Justify. Having said that, one could argue that his run at the Derby left him exhausted forcing a rather poor Preakness. That seems like a very ration way of summing up his last performances.

So if that’s the case, we should expect Good Magic to have a great run this Saturday. The  steed has had some time off, has been great in training as of late, and a win at the Haskell demonstrated that. Bottom line, Good Magic is a great pick for this weekend’s event.