Kentucky Derby Epicenter runners-up remained the favorite on Saturday as betting intensified for the 147th round of the Champions League. Preakness classes in Pimlico.
Epicenter carried odds 7-5 before the on-track odds were updated that were appearing on racetrack screens to show the handle from all sources across North America. On the next click before 10AM ET, he went 2-1 to lead the field of nine 3-year-olds who are scheduled to race Saturday at 7:01PM EST.
The differences between the morning streak and the live odds were even more pronounced with Fenwick, the first winner who was the last horse to enter the race. The estimate that he would be 50-1 was countered by early betting that propelled him to single-digit odds that lasted until late Saturday afternoon.
These were the live odds shown at Pimlico on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. They are shown with the morning streak created by Keith Vestel, track expert Pimlico.
|s||Preakness 2022||sit down.||ML||Coach||jockey|
|1||simplification||8-1||6-1||Antonio Sano||John Velasquez|
|2||creative minister||9-1||10-1||Kenny McPeak||Brian Hernandez Jr.|
|3||Fenwick||7-1||50-1||Kevin McCathan||Florent Giroux|
|4||secret section||9-2||9-2||Wayne Lucas||Louis Saez|
|5||early voting||6-1||7-2||Chad Brown||Jose Ortiz|
|6||happy jack||8-1||30-1||Doug O’Neill||Tyler Gavalloni|
|7||Armagnac||18-1||12-1||Tim lectin||Will Ortiz Jr.|
|8||epicenter||9-5||6-5||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario|
|9||Skippylongstocking||8-1||20-1||Safi Joseph Jr.||Junior Alvarado|
The will to push for the Black-Eyed Susan-Preakness double showed Epicenter as the back-end favorite for Friday’s Interstatedaydream victory. If the Epicenter wins Preakness on Saturday, a $2 doubling will pay out $47.20.
|BES – Double Peak|
|s||Interstatedaydream and||2 dollars will be paid|
|2||creative minister||209.40 USD|
|4||secret section||107.00 dollars|