Wayne Lukas is sending both Luv Gov and Flying Private and neither is given much of a chance in Belmont Stakes betting. Let’s take a closer look at Luv Gov in Belmont Stakes odds.
Belmont Stakes odds at the online sportsbook on Luv Gov are long for good reason. The horse has only one win in 11 starts as online betting statistics show and is coming off an 8th place finish in the Preakness Stakes. Belmont Stakes betting information tells us that Luv Gov is the son of 2003 Belmont Stakes odds runner-up Ten Most Wanted. Lukas has not had a Belmont Stakes odds horse since 2005 when A.P. Arrow finished 5th. “Of course, we pointed to the Belmont all spring long, but as the race gets closer, you want to see horses show you something,” said Lukas.
Luv Gov was ridden by jockey Jamie Theriot in the Preakness but he is expected to get a new rider in Belmont Stakes odds as Theriot has been suspended for his involvement with an accident at Arlington Park that caused jockey Rene Douglas to suffer severe injuries. It is expected that Miguel Mena will get the mount in Belmont Stakes odds aboard Luv Gov.
Belmont Stakes odds information shows that Luv Gov was never a factor in the Preakness but he did get up for 8th place. “He came closing. I thought he was pretty good." Lukas said. His jockey in that race, Theriot, also believes the horse can run a distance. “When he finally found his stride, we made a run with him. He came running. Down the lane he gave all he had. He was a little more underneath me when I got behind horses. Distance is not a problem for him." said Theriot.
Luv Gov has a dosage index number of 4.60 as Belmont Stakes betting numbers indicate which really doesn’t point to him liking the distance in Belmont Stakes odds, despite what Theriot said. Luv Gov has a best Beyer number of 87 and that doesn’t look good for his chances in Belmont Stakes odds either. Based on his past performances and his overall statistics, Luv Gov is definitely a big longshot in Belmont Stakes odds.
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