2022 Preakness Stakes Sleepers Odds & Preview (05/21/2022)
Who are some of the 2022 Preakness Stakes sleepers at horse betting sites? The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown in the United States. It takes place a few weeks after the Kentucky Derby.
This is one of the most difficult races to judge. It pits colts that failed to win enough qualifying points to enter the opening Kentucky Derby against horses that will be fatigued following their effort at Churchill Downs. This makes it a compelling race to bet on at the best online sportsbooks.
This is one of the horses that will get immediate interest from gamblers at betting sites. Unlike some of the other colts that will be in this field, this three-year-old did have the points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.
However, his connections decided to bypass the opening leg of the Triple Crown Churchill, and focus on the race at Pimlico. He has already won in the graded company during his career. He landed the G3 Withers over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct in February.
Early Voting also ran a great race but lost in the G2 Wood Memorial. He could only manage to finish second behind Mo Donegal. Trainer Chad Brown will be aiming for a second win in the race after he picked up the victory in 2017 with Cloud Computing.
Since Early Voting finished in second-place to Mo Donegal in the April 9 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, Brown said that because of Early Voting’s inexperience, he was thinking about waiting for the Preakness.
He reserved the right to change his tune should the complexion of the Derby field changed in a meningful way. After practically all of the contenders put in their final workouts in Kentucky, Florida and California over the weekend sans incident, Brown removed Early Voting from consideration. Brown said that whereas Early Voting has made just one fewer start than his other Derby contender, that is to say Zandon, he doesn’t have that horse’s experience.
It has been long nine years since D. Wayne Lukas won the Preakness Stakes. He could be entering a very exciting filly into the Preakness Stakes this year. Swiss Skydiver was the sixth filly to win the race in 2020 for Kenneth McPeek.
Secret Oath could join that short list. This three-year-old was headed towards the Kentucky Derby at one point. However, a third place finish in the G1 Arkansas Derby could only get her so fas as the Kentucky Oaks.
However, her skill over this distance run at Pimlico could make her a very intriguing contender, should her connections choose to enter her. She has dominated against the fillies this year. She won the Martha Washington over a mile as well as the G3 Honeybee over 1 1/16 miles.
Any chance of Secret Oath lining up will likely depend on her performance in the Oaks. There, she has been given the short straw install one.
This three-year-old made only his third career start in the Kentucky Derby. Many an equestrian aficionado has already made the comparison between this colt and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. He has made no mistakes at this point. He took considerable steps forward when he won the G1 Santa Anita Derby from Messier in April.
Nonetheless, doubts linger concerning his chances. He will line up in a great field for the first time in his career. Betting sites’ trends don’t indicate that horses who failed to run as a two-year-old are per se a good fit for the Preakness Stakes. But then again, who knows? Stranger things have happened and will surely continue to happen.
2022 Preakness Stakes Odds
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