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2022 Preakness Stakes horses, contenders, odds, date: Expert who called Kentucky Derby double reveals picks

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Jockey Joel Rosario will try to break his own Preakness Stakes curse when he hops aboard the favored Epicenter in the 2022 Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 37-year-old Rosario, who last year won the Eclipse Award as the country's most outstanding jockey, is 0-for-7 in the Preakness Stakes. Rosario's mount, Epicenter, is the 6-5 favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds. Early Voting, who will be ridden by Jose Ortiz, is 7-2 in the nine-horse 2022 Preakness Stakes field, while Secret Oath, who will be ridden by Luis Saez, is 9-2. Post time for the Preakness 2022 is 7:01 p.m. ET. With so much to consider, you'll want to see what SportsLine's Jody Demling has to say before entering any 2022 Preakness Stakes picks or horse racing predictions of your own.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling has been on-point with his horse racing bets. In fact, this is the same handicapper who has called the Preakness winner nine times in the last 17 years. In the 2020 Preakness Stakes, Demling nailed the Swiss Skydiver-Authentic exacta. 

He hit the exacta in the Wood Memorial in April. Last year, he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Belmont Stakes. He's also hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs 10 times in the last 14 years, including this year's massive upset with Rich Strike. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby all but four times in his last 14 tries.

In addition, at one point in 2020, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed him on these races is way up.

Now, with the 2022 Preakness Stakes coming up, Demling is sharing his picks and predictions over at SportsLine. Go here to see them.

Top 2022 Preakness Stakes predictions

One of Demling's surprising 2022 Preakness Stakes picks: He is fading Secret Oath, even though she is one of the top favorites and just won the Kentucky Oaks. Listed at 9-2 behind only Epicenter and Early Voting, Secret Oath has five wins and two thirds in eight career starts. She has established herself as the top three-year-old filly in the country with her victory in the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago.

But two starts ago, trainer D. Wayne Lukas entered Secret Oath against colts in the Arkansas Derby, and she finished third behind Cyberknife and Barber Road, who finished well back in the Kentucky Derby.

How to make 2022 Preakness Stakes picks, bets

Demling just locked in his picks for Epicenter, Early Voting, and every horse in the 2022 Preakness Stakes field. He's also high on a surprising underdog who has the connections and history to dominate on Saturday. Demling is sharing which horse it is, along with his entire projected leaderboard, over at SportsLine.

Who wins the Preakness Stakes 2022? And which underdog is a must-back? Check out the latest 2022 Preakness Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling's picks for the 2022 Preakness Stakes, all from the expert who nailed 10 Derby-Oaks doubles and 9 of the last 17 Preakness winners.

2022 Preakness Stakes horses, odds

HorseOddsProjection
Epicenter6-5SEE PICKS
Early Voting7-2SEE PICKS
Secret Oath 9-2SEE PICKS
Simplification6-1SEE PICKS
Creative Minister10-1SEE PICKS
Armagnac12-1SEE PICKS
Skippylongstocking20-1SEE PICKS
Happy Jack 30-1SEE PICKS
Fenwick50-1SEE PICKS
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