Happy Jack Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions

Happy Jack odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes.
Happy Jack 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 run in the 147th running of the historic race.

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Happy Jack Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Happy Jack currently has 30-1 odds to win the Preakness Stakes in 2022. That has him as a real longshot in the Preakness Stakes, with less than favorable odds to win. Happy Jack drew the 6th post position for the Preakness Stakes, which should provide good chances of a strong start. 

Happy Jack Horse Trainer and Jockey

Happy Jack is trained by Doug F. O'Neill. In August 2004 at Del Mar, O'Neill was involved in one of the greatest claims in racing history with Lava Man. Claimed for $50,000, he was retired four years later after he had earned more than $5 million. Rafael Bejarano will be riding Happy Jack; Bejarano has become a leading rider on the West Coast and won several riding titles. Some of the top horses he has ridden are Blind Luck, Intercontinental, Ginger Punch, Paynter, Tuscan Evening and Weemissfrankie.

Happy Jack Race History

Happy Jack has a career record of 5 starts, 1 win, and 2 third place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 8th on the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Preakness Stakes include two 3rd place finishes at the 2022 Santa Anita Derby and San Felipe Stakes. Happy Jack comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Oxbow, who won the 2013 Preakness Stakes and finished 3rd place at Belmont that same year.

Happy Jack Prediction and Pick

Happy Jack has a very determined trainer looking for his first Preakness Stakes win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 98, Happy Jack has 30-1 odds and is not expected to finish near the top of the Preakness Stakes field. O’Neill won the Preakness with the first of his two Kentucky Derby winners, I’ll Have Another in 2012, and his 2016 Derby champ Nyquist finished third at Pimlico. Gaffalione also has a Preakness win, coming in 2019 aboard War of Will, his only starter to date. The smarter bet may be to take Happy Jack in a Place-Show finish or include him in Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta bets.

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