Fast horses and big money are front and center this coming Saturday at Pimlico Race Course with the much-awaited 2022 Preakness Stakes. Have you made your picks yet? If not, let the experts help you decide which horse you should lay money on at the 2022 Preakness Stakes.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Preakness Stakes at Churchill Downs May 21 2022
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Triple Crown Lines: Odds on a Triple Crown winner in 2022
TV Broadcast: NBC / NBC Sports
Epicenter gets the vote of Thompson, who says:
“The Steve Asmussen horse has never finished worse than second in any race, and has still won four of his last six. He was en route to a Derby win before Rich Strike’s unprecedented finish. The odds aren’t very big on Epicenter, so there isn’t much to gain from picking the horse to simply win. So taking home big bucks is about who finishes underneath.”
Epicenter has overwhelmingly short odds of -110 to win the 2022 Preakness Stakes after a painful loss at the 2022 Kentucky Derby, where he finished second to Rich Strike. Prior to the Derby, Epicenter won back-to-back races at the Grade 2 Risen Star and at the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.
Here’s what Iyer said about Simplification:
“Simplification’s simple shift to Velazquez should paid off for owner Tami Bobo. He exceeded expectations at the Derby and should feel good about having a little more room to operate. Epicenter will be game and Safety Oath will take advantage of her fresh legs, too.”
Simplification, who ran at the 2022 Kentucky Derby and finished fourth, is +700 to win the 2022 Preakness Stakes. This 3-year-old colt won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth last March before a third-place finish at the Grade 1 Florida Derby earlier last April.
Over at Athlon Sports, Mark Strausberg is willing to try his luck on SkippyLongstocking, who has long odds of +2500 to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown this weekend. Strausberg notes that SkippyLongstocking’s experience (nine career starts) and the fact that it showed in its last race (Grade 2 Wood Memorial) as factors why he thinks that this 3-year-old Colt could be what to Preakness Stakes what Rich Strike is to the Kentucky Derby.
|TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson
In his preview of the 2022 Preakness Stakes, TopBet News Editor Ryan Simpson revealed that he is picking Epicenter to win the race. Here’s what Simpson had to say about Epicenter:
“Epicenter was so close to winning taking home the crown at the 2022 Kentucky Derby, as it finished second behind long-shot winner Rich Strike. Nevertheless, Epicenter should be a horse to watch again this week, as he still has not placed outside of the podium in all races since a sixth-place debut back in September 2021. After that, Epicenter finished either first or second in the six succeeding races, a stretch that includes his wins at the Grade 2 stakes Louisiana Derby and at the Grade 2 stakes Risen Star.”
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