You have a situation that you would like an event to run, but you need to remove the pred. Can this be done in batch?
Yes, you can use the utility GJTRABTR as follows:
Run GJTRABTR with the following input:
//$$$$$$@ EXEC PGM=GJTRABTR,
//SYSIN DD *
MOD (JOB(eventtorun) P(-predeventjobname))