Preakness Stakes 2022 contenders, odds, times, horses, picks, predictions: Legendary expert fades Secret Oath

Preakness Stakes 2022 contenders, odds, times, horses, picks, predictions: Legendary expert fades Secret Oath

The Preakness Stakes aren’t usually the triple crown stage of horse racing that features monumental upsets. In fact, it often gives bettors an opportunity to correct any misfires they may have made in the Kentucky Derby. In 1999, Charismatic won the Kentucky Derby 31-1, but was an 8-1 winner in the Preakness. This year’s 80-1 Derby winner Rich Strike won’t have the same opportunity as he won’t compete in Saturday’s 2022 Preakness Stakes, but there are several other solid options in the 2022 Preakness Stakes field to choose from. . Kentucky Derby runners-up Epicenter moved from 5-1 at Churchill Downs to 6-5 favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds. Before you make any picks in the Preakness Stakes, you need to see what picks legendary handicapper Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg just locked in.

A former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he dined before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led to Goldberg playing Zito’s monster 36-1 long shot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg took home $24,000.

His success continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March 2020, Hammer dealt a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who took a convincing victory in the first Triple Crown race of the year. Hammer also won the exacta in the Blue Grass Stakes, Haskell Stakes and Pacific Classic that year.

Last year he hit the exacta Essential Quality-Hot Rod Charlie in the Belmont Stakes. Anyone who followed him in those races is top.

Now he has turned his attention to the 2022 Preakness Stakes field and has just released his picks and predictions. You can only see them here.

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A surprise: Goldberg completely throws out Secret Oath, even though she is a top favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes and has just won the Kentucky Oaks. The only filly in the last 60 years to win the Kentucky Oaks and the Preakness was Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

History is not on Secret Oath’s side, although fans love to seek out fillies to upset the big races. Additionally, Secret Oath has no resume to speak of when it comes to culling colts, as she finished third in the Arkansas Derby behind Cyberknife and Barber Road. Secret Oath’s best Beyer speed number to date is also his most recent, 94, but Epicenter and Simplification’s second-best speed numbers (6-1) are both even better, at 100 and 96, respectively. .

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Instead, Hammer is high on a long shot who is an “all-around runner” and is the “best value in the run.” Goldberg includes this horse in his 2022 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. He only shares the horses to support and fade at SportsLine.

So who wins the Preakness 2022? Which long shot is a must-back? And how did Hammer build his bets? Check out the latest Preakness Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Hammer’s picks for the Preakness Stakes, and find out.

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