The grueling mile and a half race is a true test for both horses and for handicappers looking at Belmont odds. Let’s take a look at some of the information to consider for this year’s Belmont Stakes.
Belmont Stakes odds will not have a horse trying for the Triple Crown but they should still be entertaining. Mine That Bird, who won the Kentucky Derby, will be in the race and one of the favorites in Belmont Stakes odds. The Belmont Stakes odds field is limited to 16 horses but a full field almost never happens in the Belmont. In fact, getting as many as 10 horses can be a challenge. Not many horses are bred to run a mile and a half and most trainers don’t want their horses going that far which is why rarely does the Belmont have double-digits in entries.
Belmont Stakes odds could have as many as ten horses in this year’s race. Mine That Bird is one of the leading contenders in Belmont odds. Rachel Alexandra, the Preakness winner is possible for Belmont odds as well. Other horses that could be in the Belmont Stakes odds field including Peter Pan winner Charitable Man, Kentucky Derby 5th place finisher Chocolate Candy, Derby 10th place horse Dunkirk, Preakness 4th place horse Flying Private, Preakness 8th place finisher Luv Gov, Federico Tesio winner Miner’s Escape, Derby 15th place finisher Mr. Hot Stuff and Derby 6th place finisher Summer Bird.
In the last seven years of Belmont Stakes odds only one favorite in online sports betting has won the race and that was Afleet Alex in 2005. Some big longshots have hit the board recently in online betting including last year when Da’ Tara won at 38-1 and in 2002 when Sarava won at 70-1 odds.
It used to be that the Belmont was a favorite’s race but recently that is sure not the case as we just showed. Since things run in streaks in online sports betting it may be a good idea to look at a longshot in this year’s race. Until a favorite wins a couple of years in a row it may be wise to look for a price as you consider Belmont odds with your online betting.
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