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2022 Preakness Stakes horses, contenders, odds, date: Expert who called Kentucky Derby double lists picks

In the history of the Preakness Stakes, only six fillies have won the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, and 85 years passed without a filly win between Nellie Morse in 1924 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009. Calvin Borel was the jockey for Rachel Alexandra, but he is not currently scheduled to ride in the Preakness Stakes 2022 on Saturday. One of the more accomplished 2022 Preakness Stakes jockeys riding with the 2022 Preakness contenders is Epicenter’s Joel Rosaio, who has finished second in the Preakness three times. Epicenter is a 3-1 favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds after coming up short in the Kentucky Derby. Other top thoroughbreds like Early Voting (7-2) and Simplification (6-1) will also be gunning for the win. Post time is 7:01 p.m. ET. With so much to consider, you’ll want to see what SportsLine’s Jody Demling has to say before entering any 2022 Preakness Stakes picks or horse racing predictions of your own.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling has been on-point with his horse racing bets. In fact, this is the same handicapper who has called the Preakness winner nine times in the last 17 years. In the 2020 Preakness Stakes, Demling nailed the Swiss Skydiver-Authentic exacta. 

He hit the exacta in the Wood Memorial in April. Last year, he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Belmont Stakes. He’s also hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs 10 times in the last 14 years, including this year’s massive upset with Rich Strike. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby all but four times in his last 14 tries.

In addition, at one point in 2020, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed him on these races is way up.

Now, with the 2022 Preakness Stakes coming up, Demling is sharing his picks and predictions over at SportsLine. Go here to see them.

Top 2022 Preakness Stakes predictions

One of Demling’s surprising 2022 Preakness Stakes picks: He is fading Secret Oath, even though she is one of the top favorites and just won the Kentucky Oaks. Fillies have had a tough time competing with colts at the Preakness Stakes, with only two fillies winning it since 1924. Secret Oath is not only going to have to overcome bad historical odds, but she is also racing against several high-profile horses on Saturday.

She has not raced against this type of competition in her short career, as several Kentucky Derby entrants will be back on the Triple Crown trail this weekend. Secret Oath will also have to race against rested Kentucky Derby qualifier Early Voting after he skipped the race at Churchill Downs. Demling thinks you should look elsewhere with your 2022 Preakness Stakes bets. 

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