Jeremy Plonk's Preakness post draw reaction

By Jeremy Plonk  (Xpressbet Editor-in-chief) 

May 16, 2022 07:49 PM
USATSI_18252659

Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter and Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath topped nine entries this afternoon for Saturday’s 147th running of the Preakness Stakes. Pimlico Racecourse’s middle jewel in the Triple Crown tops a 14-race program that begins at 10:30 a.m. ET with Preakness post time set for 6:45 p.m. ET. Maryland Jockey Club oddsmaker Keith Feustle tabbed Epicenter the 7-5 morning line favorite. 

Beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby, Epicenter will start from post 8 under jockey Joel Rosario for two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen. Secret Oath, attempting to join Rachel Alexandra (2009) as the only Kentucky Oaks-Preakness winners in history, will begin from post 4. She’s conditioned by five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas, age 86, who last won this race with Oxbow in 2013. 

Epicenter projects to be on or pressing the Preakness pace with Wood Memorial runner-up Early Voting, who leaves from post 5. Early Voting is the race’s potential front-runner and follows the same path as Klaravich Stables and Chad Brown-trained Cloud Computing, winner of the 2017 Preakness. Being drawn inside of Epicenter, it’s almost certain Early Voting will go to the front. Widest-drawn Skippylongstocking also may show a bit more speed and be part of the mix. With a long run into the first turn and modest field size, post positions should not play a major role in the outcome. 

For more Preakness in-depth coverage visit 1st.com/guide and download the free 1/ST BET and Xpressbet Preakness Wager Guide, available Wednesday. Also check out this link for our complete coverage of Preakness 147, including contender profiles, blogs, videos and more. 

 

 

Pimlico Racecourse // Race 13 // 147th Grade 1 $1.65 million Preakness Stakes// 1-3/16 miles

1. Simplification // Antonio Sano // John Velazquez // 6-1 

2. Creative Minister // Kenny McPeek // Brian Hernandez Jr. // 10-1 

3. Fenwick // Kevin McKathan // Florent Geroux // 50-1 

4. Secret Oath // D. Wayne Lukas // Luis Saez // 9-2 

5. Early Voting // Chad Brown // Jose Ortiz // 7-2 

6. Happy Jack // Doug O’Neill // Tyler Gaffalione // 30-1 

7. Armagnac // Tim Yakteen // Irad Ortiz Jr. // 12-1 

8. Epicenter // Steve Asmussen // Joel Rosario // 6-5 

9. Skippylongstocking // Saffie Joseph Jr. // Junior Alvarado // 20-1 

 

NBC will broadcast the Preakness action from 4-7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. CNBC will televise undercard races from 2-4 p.m. ET. 

Bettors playing Preakness with 1/ST BET and Xpressbet can take advantage of up to a $10 money-back special Friday and Saturday on every Pimlico race -- if your win bet finishes second or third. Early bird wagering for the entire Preakness card is available Friday on both platforms.

You can bet these races and more using 1/ST BET, the preferred horse betting app of VSiN. Sign up using the code VEGAS1000 for an instant $10 free plus up to a $1,000 Bonus.

back to news

Related News

Subscriber Only News  Vsin Exclusive

View All

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

A Numbers Game: Pay attention to stats and trends that are completely lopsided. For example, Matt Rhule and the Panthers are 1-25 straight up when allowing their opponent to score 17 or more points.

Follow The Money: Be aware of Miami's backloaded schedule when betting either side of their 11.5 win total. In December: at SF, at LAC, at BUF, vs GB.

View tips for Pro subscribers

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Adam Burke: Washington -2.5 vs UCLA

Pauly Howard: Golden Knights Under 97 points for the season.

View new sortable Picks at a Glance page for Pro subscribers

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Screen_Shot_2022-09-29_at_5.10.08_PM

Betting Splits: Percentage of handle & tickets from DraftKings, updated every 10 minutes. GO HERE.

NFL Power Ratings: 3 sets of numbers from Steve Makinen. GO HERE.

CFB Power Ratings: 3 sets of numbers from Steve Makinen. GO HERE.

View more CFB tools for Pro subscribers

View more NFL tools for Pro subscribers

Close