Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter will try to bounce back and capture the second leg of the Triple Crown when he leaves the starting gate in the 2022 Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Sent off as the Kentucky Derby favorite, Epicenter took the lead at the top of the stretch in that race but was caught in the final strides by 80-1 long shot Rich Strike. Epicenter is once again the favorite at 6-5 in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds. He is followed by Early Voting (7-2) and Secret Oath (9-2) in the nine-horse 2022 Preakness Stakes field. Post time for the Preakness Stakes 2022 is 7:01 p.m. ET.
Before making any 2022 Preakness Stakes picks, you NEED to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg is saying. Join here to see his picks!
The former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he had dinner before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led Goldberg to play Zito's 36-1 monster long shot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg won $24,000.
His success has continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March 2020, Hammer gave out a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who scored a convincing victory in the year's first Triple Crown race. Hammer also nailed the exacta in the Blue Grass Stakes, Haskell Stakes and Pacific Classic that year.
Last year, he hit the Essential Quality-Hot Rod Charlie exacta in the Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed him in these races is WAY UP!
Now, he's turned his attention to the 2022 Preakness Stakes field and revealed his bets. Join now to see his surprising picks!
One surprise: Goldberg is completely tossing Secret Oath, even though she is one of the top favorites and just won the Kentucky Oaks. "She's going to be way over-bet relative to her odds of winning," he told SportsLine.
Instead, Hammer is high on a long shot who is a "versatile runner" and is the "best value in the race"! Goldberg is including this horse in his 2022 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any picks of your own.
Who wins the 2022 Preakness Stakes? Which long shot is a MUST-BACK? And how has Goldberg constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get Hank Goldberg's 2022 Preakness Stakes picks and best bets, all from the legendary expert who goes straight to the source and has cashed HUGE in Triple Crown races!