Armagnac Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions

Armagnac odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes.
Armagnac odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes. / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 Preakness Stakes contenders field has been announced, along with post position and initial morning line odds.

The second leg of the triple crown will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the best three-year-old Thoroughbreds will battle in the 147th running of the historic race.

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Armagnac Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Armagnac currently has 12-1 odds to win the Preakness Stakes in 2022. That has him at the 6th best odds in the Preakness Stakes, making him not a favorite but also not a longshot. Armagnac drew the 7th post position for the Preakness Stakes, which should provide good chances of a strong start. 

Armagnac Horse Trainer and Jockey

Armagnac is trained by Tim Yakteen. In 2004, Yakteen saddled his first stakes winner as a trainer, conditioning horses such as Grade 1 winners Points Offthebench and Mucho Unusual during the 2010s. In 2022, Yakteen took over training duties for three of Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve horses while Baffert appealed a suspension. Irad Ortiz Jr. will be riding Armagnac. In 2018, Ortiz also rode Grade 1 winners Diversify, Fourstar Crook, Robert Bruce, and A Raving Beauty.

Armagnac Race History

Armagnac has a career record of 5 starts, 2 wins, and 1 third place finish. He comes into the Stakes placing 5th in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Preakness Stakes include a first place finish in the 2022 Santa Anita Park. Armagnac comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Quality Road, who won both the 2010 Woodward and Metropolitan Stakes.

Armagnac Prediction and Pick

Armagnac has a very determined trainer making his first Preakness Stakes start. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 92, Armagnac has 12-1 odds. Horse racing bettors may see this as good value odds compared to the rest of the field. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. finished second in last year’s Preakness on Midnight Bourbon, so his experience may provide a boost. His 12-1 odds from the 7 post position make him a very enticing Win bet, but you may want to play it safe and include him in Trifectas or as a Place-Show bet.

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