After concerns about rainy, wet weather that could affect the Kentucky Derby outcome, racing enthusiasts are now preparing for the 2022 Preakness Stakes, which could be hot. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, raising concerns for the 2022 Preakness Stakes horses, who have not raced in such conditions. One horse that could be climate-ready is Simplification, which heads into the weekend at 6-1 in the latest 2022 Preakness Stakes odds. Prior to the Derby, all of Simplification’s racing was set up at Gulfstream Park in Florida, where the weather can be as hot and muggy as anywhere in the country. Comfort will be key if the bay colt can fend off other 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders like Epicenter (6-5), Early Voting (7-2) and Creative Minister (10-1). Post time for the 2022 Preakness Stakes is 7:01 PM ET. Before hitting Preakness Stakes picks, you need to see what picks legendary handicapper Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg just hit.
Former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, before the Belmont Stakes, he had dinner with trainer Nick Zito at a pizza joint in Queens. The dinner saw Goldberg play against 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 continues at SportsLine. At the March 2020 San Felipe Stakes, Hammer dealt a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. At the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Goldberg was right there with Tiz the Law, who clinched a convincing win in the first Triple Crown race of the year. Hammer also nailed the Exacta in the Blue Grass Stakes, Haskell Stakes, and Pacific Classic that year.
Last year he won the Essential Quality Hot Rod Charlie Exacta in the Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed him in these races is way up there.
Now he has turned his attention to the 2022 Preakness Stakes field and has just released his tips and predictions. You can only see them here.
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One surprise: Goldberg dumps Secret Oath entirely despite being one of the top picks in the 2022 Preakness Stakes and having just won the Kentucky Oaks. Although Coach D. Wayne Lukas has an excellent reputation as one of the top coaches in racing, in the back of Lukas’s mind, Goldberg feels that setting the all-time coaching record for Preakness wins played a role in his decision to compete at his Kentucky Oaks could play. winning filly.
Few are willing to challenge the 86-year-old trainer’s verdict, but the blitz-in-the-bottle moment may already have come and gone for Secret Oath. The last time she competed against Stallions, she finished third at the Arkansas Derby, finishing with the lowest speed since her third career race last November.
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Instead, Hammer is a “versatile runner” and the “best stat in the race.” Goldberg is including this horse in his 2022 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. He only shares which horses are scheduled to retire and fade at SportsLine.
So who will win the Preakness 2022? Which long shot is a must-back? And how did Hammer build his stakes? Check out the latest Preakness Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see and find out Hammer’s Preakness Stakes picks.
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