2022 Preakness Stakes one-liners

May 20th, 2022

Looking for quick takes on the 2022 Preakness (G1)? Here’s analyst Kellie Reilly's one-sentence summary judgment on the nine contenders in Saturday’s 1 3/16-mile classic at Pimlico.

#1 Simplification: Classy colt could jump up with an ideal trip courtesy of new pilot John Velazquez.

#2 Creative Minister: Late bloomer banks on talent trumping inexperience in a tough stakes debut.

#3 Fenwick: Pace player would be an arguably even bigger surprise than Rich Strike in the Kentucky Derby (G1).

#4 Secret Oath: Star filly stacks up with the colts in her bid for history.

#5 Early Voting: Better than connections’ 2017 winner Cloud Computing, but this might be a better Preakness.

#6 Happy Jack: Difficult to envision how the re-application of blinkers will be enough.

#7 Armagnac: Need-the-lead type is unlikely to control proceedings for long at this level.

#8 Epicenter: Derby favorite lost no luster in defeat and remains the one to beat.

#9 Skippylongstocking: Stout runner hopes that the added ground moves him up.

Good luck and happy Preakness Day!