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Skippylongstocking Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions

Skippylongstocking odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes.
Skippylongstocking odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes. / Mitch Stringer-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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Skippylongstocking Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Skippylongstocking currently has 20-1 odds to win the Preakness Stakes in 2022. That has him as a longshot in the Preakness Stakes, with the third lowest odds to win. Skippylongstocking drew the 9th post position for the Preakness Stakes, which should provide good chances of a strong start. 

Skippylongstocking Horse Trainer and Jockey

Skippylongstocking is trained by Saffie A. Joseph Jr. Joseph, Jr., broke through on the national stage when his colt Math Wizard scored an upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21, 2019. Junior Alvarado will be riding Skippylongstocking; Alvarado finished fourth aboard Mohaymen in the 2016 Kentucky Derby with his first starter in the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Alvarado surpassed 1,500 career victories in 2018.

Skippylongstocking Race History

Skippylongstocking has a career record of 9 starts, 2 wins, 1 second and 2 third place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 7th in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Preakness Stakes include a first place finish in the Gulfstream Park in 2022. Skippylongstocking comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Exaggerator, who achieved first place at the 2016 Haskell Stakes.

Skippylongstocking Prediction and Pick

Skippylongstocking has a very determined trainer looking for his first Preakness Stakes win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 100, Skippylongstocking has 20-1 longshot odds and is not expected to finish near the top of the Preakness Stakes field. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is back in the Preakness after his debut runner, Ny Traffic, finished ninth in 2020. Jockey Junior Alvarado is also making his second appearance; his first horse, Zetterholm, finished fourth in 2012. The smarter bet may be to take Skippylongstocking in a Place-Show finish or include him in Exacta and Trifecta bets.

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