2022 Preakness Favorites: A Look at Epicenter, Early Voting and the Rest of the Favorites

Preakness favorites ahead of Saturday's 2022 Preakness Stakes. Following the Preakness Stakes draw, we take a look at the 2022 Preakness favorites before Saturday's running of the race at Pimlico.
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2022 Preakness Favorites: A Look at Epicenter, Early Voting and the Rest of the Favorites

It's natural. When Preakness odds are released everyone automatically starts to check out which horses are the Preakness favorites.

As we've seen in the past, being a Preakness favorite doesn't mean you'll win, or even race well, but it does mean that oddsmakers have identified that horse with the best chance to win. With everyone looking for a leg up for the second race of the Triple Crown, Preakness favorites are a good place to start.

Now, the Kentucky Derby kind of put to rest any notion that favorites are your best bet as Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby at 80-1, the second-longest odds ever. But, Rich Strike isn't racing this weekend, so Preakness favorites seem to be a good place to start when building your ticket.

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2022 Preakness Favorites - Preakness Stakes Odds

HorsePreakness Odds
Simplification6-1
Creative Minister10-1
Fenwick50-1
Secret Oath9-2
Early Voting7-2
Happy Jack30-1
Armagnac12-1
Epicenter6-5
Skippylongstocking20-1

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2022 Preakness Favorites

1. Epicenter (6-5)

The only horse on the list of the Preakness favorites that actually raced in the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Epicenter comes into the Preakness as the favorite to win at Pimlico.

For a while, it looked as though Epicenter, who went off as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby, would win at Churchill Downs. However, a late push from Rich Strike means Epicenter ended up placing. Now, with a much smaller field, Epicenter is a heavy Preakness favorite.

2. Early Voting (7-2)

The first horse on our list of Preakness favorites that we didn't see at the Kentucky Derby, Early Voting comes in at 7-2 on the morning line, making it the second favorite to win the Preakness.

Early Voting is trained by Chad Brown and will be ridden by Joel Ortiz when it's time to race in the Preakness. Unlike last week, when Chad Brown had three entries in the Kentucky Derby, this is his only horse for the Preakness.

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3. Secret Oath (9-2)

At 9-2, Secret Oath is the third Preakness favorite when it comes to morning lines for this year's race. Secret Oath is another horse that didn't make the trip at the 148th Kentucky Derby a few weeks ago. But, at 9-2, its odds are some of the shortest among the Preakness favorites.

Secret Oath is trained by legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas and will be ridden by jockey Luis Saez. Secret Oath drew the No. 4 post position for the Preakness this year.

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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