2022 Kentucky Derby Race: Picks, Predictions and Preview

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2022 Kentucky Derby Race Picks Predictions and Preview

2022 Kentucky Derby Race World-class horseracing action takes center stage with the 148th edition of the Kentucky Derby. Twenty of the finest thoroughbred horses will battle for the US$1.860-million top prize. The race will flag off at around 6:57 PM ET with NBC Sports covering the event live on television while KentuckyDerby.com will feature the spectacle via livestream. Kentucky Derby horseracing betting oddsmakers pick Epicenter as the top favorite in the Run for the Roses with Messier, Charge It and Zandon contending for first place.

2022 Kentucky Derby Race Viewing Information

When: Saturday,  May 7, 6:57 PM ET
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
TV: NBC Sports


Betting on Horseracing at 2022 Kentucky Derby Race

Twenty of the finest horses will take part in the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby. Leading this year’s entries is Epicenter, a three-year-old colt out of Not This Time and Silent Candy. He has won four of the last five races since debuting sixth in September 2021. Second on the favorites list is Messier, who won three of his six races and placed second in the other three, including the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. Charge It and Zandon have a chance to make a big surprise due to their excellent appearances in previous races.

Charge It was impressive in the Florida Derby as he bucked a slow start to finish second in the Grade 1 stakes race. Zandon, meanwhile, impressed oddsmakers when he topped the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes, beating Smile Happy and Emmanuel. He also earned second and third places in the other stakes races he has taken part in. Other entries that can provide a surprise in the big field are Mo Donegal, Taiba, and White Abarrio.

2022 Kentucky Derby Race Official Entry List

1. Mo Donegal 10-1
2. Happy Jack 30-1
3. Epicenter 7-2*
4. Summer Is Tomorrow 30-1
5. Smile Happy 20-1
6. Messier 8-1
7. Crown Pride 20-1
8. Charge It 20-1
9. Tiz the Bomb 30-1
10. Zandon 3-1
11. Pioneer of Medina 30-1
12. Taiba 12-1
13. Simplification 20-1
14. Barber Road 30-1
15. White Abarrio 10-1
16. Cyberknife 20-1
17. Classic Causeway 30-1
18. Tawny Port 30-1
19. Zozos 20-1
20, Ethernal Road 30-1

* – Favorite

2022 Kentucky Derby Race Pick

The best horseracing betting site in the US picks Epicenter as the entry that is likely to win the first jewel of the 2022 Triple Crown. Epicenter has been on a tear in his previous five races but the horse will have tough customers in Messier, Charge It, and Zandon. Expect the four horses in the thick of the fight going to the finish line. However, the Derby is also known for surprises so a longshot entry winning the race is not a remote possibility in this race.