The top field of three-year-olds since the Kentucky Derby will come together on Saturday when 11 accomplished colts leave the starting gate in the 2022 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx in Bensalem, Pa. Though the $1 million Grade 1 race is missing top three-year-old Epicenter, the Pennsylvania Derby 2022 has attracted the winners of the Santa Anita Derby (Taiba), Arkansas Derby and Haskell (Cyberknife), Blue Grass (Zandon), Ohio Derby (Tawny Port), Florida Derby (White Abarrio), West Virginia Derby (Skippylongstocking), Fountain of Youth (Simplification) and Peter Pan (We the People). Taiba is the 5-2 favorite in the 2022 Pennsylvania Derby odds. Cyberknife is 3-1 in the 11-horse 2022 Pennsylvania Derby field. Zandon (5-1), Tawny Port (6-1) and White Abarrio (8-1) round out the top five 2022 Pennsylvania Derby horses in the odds.
Post time is 6:10 p.m. ET. With an accomplished field set to enter the starting gate on Saturday, you'll want to see what SportsLine writer Gene Menez has to say before making any 2022 Pennsylvania Derby picks.
A former reporter and editor at Sports Illustrated, Menez covered an array of sports, including horse racing, for the magazine and its website for almost 14 years. Between 2010 and 2012, he served as SI's handicapper for the Triple Crown races and correctly predicted Super Saver to win the Kentucky Derby in 2010. In 2015, while writing for Sports on Earth, Menez accurately gave out the Kentucky Derby superfecta (American Pharoah, Firing Line, Dortmund and Frosted), which paid $1,268.20 for $2. Then in 2017, he tweeted out his Kentucky Derby picks, including Always Dreaming to win, and hit the Pick 4, which paid almost $6,900 on a $1 bet.
Now, he has handicapped the 2022 Pennsylvania Stakes lineup, made his picks and constructed his bets. You can only see them at SportsLine.
Top 2022 Pennsylvania Derby predictions
One surprise: Menez's top pick is not the 5-2 favorite, Taiba. A son of 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, Taiba is the most lightly-raced horse in the field with just four career starts. He is best known for winning the Santa Anita Derby in just his second career race.
He is coming off a runner-up effort in the Haskell Stakes in which he held the lead in the stretch before coughing it up to Cyberknife. "That was a good effort, but I really thought he should've won that race." Menez told SportsLine. See which horse to back at SportsLine.
How to 2022 Pennsylvania Derby picks
Menez's top pick is a horse who is "doing so well right now." He also is high on a double-digit longshot who "could be sitting on a big race." Menez is including these horses in his wagers, and so should you. He's sharing which horses to back only at SportsLine.
So who wins the Pennsylvania Derby 2022? And how has Menez constructed his wagers? Check out the latest Pennsylvania Derby odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Menez's picks for the Pennsylvania Derby.
2022 Pennsylvania Derby odds, post positions
|2||Icy Storm||30-1||SEE PICKS|
|3||B Dawk||20-1||SEE PICKS|
|6||We the People||12-1||SEE PICKS|
|7||Tawny Port||6-1||SEE PICKS|
|10||Naval Aviator||20-1||SEE PICKS|
|11||White Abarrio||8-1||SEE PICKS|