Early voting enters the 2022 Preakness Stakes in Pimlico to challenge history. In the past 40 years, only five horses have won the Preakness after not racing during the Kentucky Derby weekend.
So why is early voting the second favorite to win? Impressive results in a young career. The 3-year-old raced three times and won two. His only defeat was a narrow second place at Wood Memorial to Derby entrant Mo Donegal.
Early voting may not be a household name right now. But will he make it memorable after the Preakness?
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Advance betting information
Owner: Klaravich Stables
Coach: Chad C. Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Past results: Two wins in three starts
post office: 5th
The long layoff of Early Voting is a legitimate concern. However, Chad Brown trained one of five horses to win the Preakness despite not racing the Derby weekend, helping Cloud Computing win the Preakness in 2017.
Early Voting nearly took a wire-to-wire win in their last performance but lost by a neck to a charging Mo Donegal. However, the loss was proof of Early Voting’s strong initial momentum.
Betting Overview and Prediction:
You can expect Early Voting to be a leader during the Preakness, and he has the brilliance and early speed to leap forward. The question will be whether he can hold his own against a few Derby entrants, Epicenter and Simplification, who both beat Mo Donegal in Louisville.
Early Voting should definitely be included in your exotic bets, as it is one of four horses in this nine-horse field with a legitimate chance of winning. Early voting will likely start the race ahead. The question will be whether he can close it this time.
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