Fenwick Has Almost No Chance as a Huge Longshot in the Preakness

The 2022 Preakness Stakes is Saturday, and nine top three-year-olds will run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course. Which horses should you bet on at FanDuel Racing?

There are 10 stakes races Saturday at Pimlico including the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes in Race 13. Post time at 7:01 p.m. ET. Using TVG projections and Horse Racing Nation (HRN) as a guide, here are the horse profiles for the second leg of America’s Triple Crown.

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As always, check the program for racing information, and monitor the weather and track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure and BRIS and Beyer speed figures, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions.)

#3 Fenwick

Morning Line Odds: 50/1
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Trained by Kevin McKathan and ridden by Florent Geroux, Fenwick is the biggest longshot in the Preakness, listed at 50/1 on the opening line. Fenwick is a son of the great Curlin, who won the 2007 Preakness and hit the board in all three Triple Crown races that year.

But Fenwick took five starts to break his maiden and then finished last of 11 runners in his stakes debut in the Blue Grass Stakes last month.

Fenwick is almost surely not pulling a shocking upset Saturday the way Rich Strike did in the Kentucky Derby. He scores very poorly against both the Super Screener win and Long Shot screening criteria, according to Horse Racing Nation. He’ll likely be forwardly placed as a presser in the Preakness, but he figures to be going the wrong way as the horses run down the stretch.

2022 Preakness

There is plenty of intrigue with this year’s Preakness.

Will Epicenter validate the belief he ran the best Kentucky Derby performance based on being relatively close to the hot pace? Can Kentucky Oaks' winner Secret Oath take on the boys and prevail the way Swiss Skydiver did in 2020? Will 'new shooter' Early Voting pull off the upset like Rombauer did last year after also skipping the Kentucky Derby? Is there a longshot lurking in the wings to run by them all?

The last three Preakness winners have gone to post with odds of 11/1, 11/1 and 6/1. Justify in 2018 was the last Preakness favorite to win the race on his way to capturing the Triple Crown.