Preakness Stakes 2022 contenders, odds, post-draw, picks, predictions: Legendary pundit dodging Secret Oath
Horse racing’s 2022 Triple Crown schedule continues on Saturday, when the 2022 Preakness Stakes kick off from Pimlico Racecourse. An American thoroughbred horse race, the Preakness Stakes are held annually on the third Saturday in May in Pimlico. The 2022 Preakness Stakes will be run at 1 3/16 miles, or 9.5 furlongs, making it the shortest of the Triple Crown horse races. According to the latest Preakness Stakes 2022 odds, Epicenter is the 6-5 favorite. Epicenter, which finished second in the Kentucky Derby, will be tested by other 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders like Early Voting (7-2), Secret Oath (9-2) and Simplification (6-1). The 2022 Preakness Stakes post time is 7:01 p.m. ET. Before you make any picks for 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 coach 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. Secret Oath has the chance to make history on Saturday, but Goldberg doesn’t think it has what it takes to cross the finish line first in Pimlico.
With a victory on Saturday, Secret Oath would become only the seventh filly to win the Preakness. Secret Oath is coming off a victory at the Kentucky Oaks, and it has now finished first in four of its last five races. However, Secret Oath did not face the competition that will be in the 2022 Preakness Stakes field. Secret Oath finished third in the Arkansas Derby in April, which was his only race against colts. At 9-2, Goldberg thinks there are horses with much better value for your 2022 Preakness Stakes bets.
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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.