The 2022 Preakness Stakes will run on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter is the favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds at 6-5. Wood Memorial runner-up Early Voting (7-2), Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath (9-2) and Kentucky Derby fourth place finisher Simplification (6-1) are the other top 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will not run in the Preakness 2022 and will instead point toward the Belmont Stakes in June. Post time is 7:01 p.m. ET.
Given the shocking results of the Kentucky Derby, you NEED to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any 2022 Preakness Stakes picks of your own.
A Saratoga Springs-based racing insider and Beyer Speed Figure maker, Weir is a two-time qualifier for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. He has produced multiple five-figure days at the track over the years, including a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar in 2014. Last year, he was on fire. He hit the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes.
This year, he has been red-hot in the Triple Crown prep races, hitting the superfecta in the Blue Grass Stakes, the trifecta in the Louisiana Derby and exactas in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby. He also has hit the trifecta in the Pegasus World Cup and multiple Pick 4s, including Saturday's at Belmont for $1,851. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, he has handicapped the 2022 Preakness Stakes lineup, made his picks and constructed his bets.
One surprise: Weir is playing against Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath, even though she is one of the top favorites. "She's also been running nonstop since October and has not produced speed figures that prove she can win in a spot like this," Weir told SportsLine.
Weir's top pick in the Preakness 2022 is a horse who drew an extremely favorable post. Weir also is high on a long shot and "late bloomer" with plenty of speed! Weir is including these horses in his 2022 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!
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