But that actually may not be the case as there could be a very good horse in Belmont betting.
Last year in the Belmont there was not much excitement but the winning horse, Summer Bird, went on to have a great year. Summer Bird went on to win the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. He was actually the 3-year-old champion. Could this year’s Belmont produce another star horse?
There are a few horses that could make a mark in the Belmont. There will be a field of 10 horses but only four really have the ability to win races consistently. Ice Box finished second in the Kentucky Derby, First Dude was second in the Preakness, Fly Down won the Dwyer Stakes and Drosselmeyer was supposed to be ever better than Super Saver. One of those four horses will likely win the Belmont and one of them could be headed for a lot of wins.
You can definitely make a case for Ice Box being the best horse. He easily could have won the Kentucky Derby with a better trip. He is the son of Pulpit and he is bred to run. He has a lot of potential and he has a great trainer in Nick Zito. First Dude easily could have won the Preakness but it didn’t happen. He has just one win in seven starts but he could just be hitting his peak.
Fly Down is definitely a horse to watch in the Belmont. He has already beaten First Dude twice. He simply dominated odds-on favorite Drosselmeyer by six lengths in the Dwyer. He looks like he can run the distance of the Belmont and he is coming into this race perfectly. Drosselmeyer could also be ready for a big effort. He is getting a new jockey in Mike Smith and it could be time for this horse to live up to his potential.
There are likely to be 10 starters in the Belmont and realistically only four of them have a solid chance to win. An upset could occur but it really appears that Ice Box, First Dude, Fly Down or Drosselmeyer will win.