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Epicenter (3) is the betting favorite for the Preakness at TVG and Circa. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Betting on the Preakness Stakes continues ahead of tomorrow’s Triple Crown race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, and Epicenter remains the 6-5 favorite at TVG as of Friday afternoon.

Epicenter, the Kentucky Derby runnerup, is expected to be challenged by trainer Chad Brown’s Early Voting and talented filly Secret Oath. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained filly will take on the boys after winning the Kentucky Oaks her last time out.

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TVG’s 2022 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds

Here are TVG’s updated betting odds on the Preakness Stakes:

HorseFutures OddsTrainer
Mo Donegal5-2Todd Pletcher
We the People 3-1Rodolphe Brisset
Rich Strike9-2Eric Reed
Creative Minister 6.5-1Ken McPeek
Nest 7-1Todd Pletcher
Ethereal Road 10-1D. Wayne Lukas
Barber Road14-1John Ortiz
Skippylongstocking 14-1Saffie Joseph, Jr.
Golden Glider 22-1Mark Casse
Howling Time 25-1Dale Romans

Looking For A Longer Shot?

Veteran horse racing oddsmaker Paul Zilm set the Preakness odds at Circa Sports in Las Vegas. Zilm likes new shooter Skippylongstocking, who is now listed at 20-1 at TVG.

Zilm opened Skippylongstocking at 26-1 (or +2600) at Circa. The lightly raced colt has been bet down to 19.5-1 (or +1950) at Circa.

“I think the betting will mostly be predicated on how much public money Secret Oath takes,” Zilm said. “I think it’s a fairly top heavy field, but I’m keeping my eye on Skippylongstocking.”

Skippylongstocking only has four career starts with one win at Gulfstream Park last October. He finished third his last time out in April’s Wood Memorial Stakes. Zilm thinks the timing of that start could be beneficial.

“Most everyone in the field is coming in off of roughly two weeks’ rest,” he said. “He and Fenwick are the outliers. I think ‘Skippy’ has the bigger potential to outrun his odds.”

Epicenter Remains The Horse To Beat

Epicenter will attempt to take care of unfinished business after his near-miss in the Kentucky Derby. Derby winner Rich Strike, who shocked the horse racing world at odds of 80-1, will not compete in the Preakness after his team decided to focus on next month’s Belmont Stakes.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that horse racing will not have a Triple Crown winner. Only 13 horses have won the Triple Crown with Justify being the most recent in 2018.

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Will Another Filly Beat The Boys At Pimlico?

Secret Oath went off at 4-1 odds before winning the Kentucky Oaks the day before the Derby. Running from the inside post, Secret Oath pulled away to win the Oaks by two lengths with jockey Luis Saez aboard. Saez will be back in the saddle on Saturday.

Two of the last three fillies to enter the Preakness won the race: Swiss Skydiver (2020) and Rachel Alexandra (2009). Secret Oath is one of several Preakness starters that did not participate in the Kentucky Derby.

Also Watch: Aerial View Of Rich Strike’s Kentucky Derby Win

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