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

Fenwick might be the son of 2007 Preakness winner Curlin, but he is the longest shot in the 2022 Preakness Stakes field. Oddsmakers have tabbed him at 50-1 to win Saturday’s Preakness Stakes 2022 at Pimlico Race Course. Happy Jack (30-1) is another long shot in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds, as he joins Epicenter and Simplification as the only three 2022 Preakness Stakes horses who also ran in the Kentucky Derby. Happy Jack was not able to contend with Epicenter and Simplification two weeks ago, so should you fade him with your 2022 Preakness Stakes bets? Epicenter is the 6-5 favorite among the 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Post time for the Preakness 2022 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. Secret Oath will have to overcome history on Saturday since there have only been two fillies to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924. Legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas has won six times at the Preakness, but his last win at Pimlico came in 2013.

Secret Oath is coming off a win at the Kentucky Oaks, a filly-only race. She did not fare well against the boys at the Arkansas Derby, finishing third. Demling does not believe Secret Oath has what it takes to overcome Epicenter and the other 2022 Preakness Stakes favorites on Saturday.

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