With tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes already available, there’s no question that racebook fans are looking to get a leg up on this year’s riveting action. To help bettors out, we’ve assembled this cheat sheet to help you figure out how to spot the best talent and subsequently, the best online horse betting predictions. With the prep races arriving in the coming weeks, there will be an inundation of names to keep up with. Therefore, this Cheat Sheet for the 2019 Belmont Stakes should help you figure out which contenders to remember and which ones to avoid. So without any further ado, here we go.
2019 Belmont Stakes Betting Cheat Sheet
What to Keep an Eye Out For
- High two-turn speed figures
This one might seem a bit obvious but oftentimes this stat is overlooked. However, Justify, last year’s Belmont Stakes betting winner, posted some impressive numbers leading up to his triumphant run. In his career debut at Santa Anita, Justify delivered a massive 131 Timeform US Speed Figure. One month later the steed turned in a 125 figure in a two-turn optional claimer one mile. Needless to say, Justify kept posting eye-catching numbers in this specific category leading up to his 2018 Belmont Stakes victory.
What we mean by versatility is that the steed is able to come out on top regardless of situation. For example, last season we saw Justify lead plenty of races right from the start. While this is certainly something to keep an eye for, it’s not enough to guarantee a horse will find Belmont Stakes success. What you need to find is a horse who can win in a variety of situations. Ultimately we saw Justify do just that as he won several races after settling off the leaders following the start.
This one is a bit trickier but with patience and a careful eye, you should have no problems spotting it. And at the end of the day, this one is definitely easier to spot than describe. Basically what you’re looking for is a smooth running motion in the horse’s three races prior to Belmont Stakes. If this isn’t helping, try to pay close attention to how straight the steed runs the final stretch, or if there is a proper lead switch. These two things are massive when determining a horse’s fluidity.
Things to Avoid
This section is all about the things you want to avoid in order to make the best prediction. Basically there are 3 big factors to shy away from; dosage, pedigree and the UAE Derby. Dosage should be avoided for the simple fact that it is an antiquated, out dated form of analyzing pedigree. You can find more of this online but it’s just simpler to avoid this altogether. Pedigree is also overvalued in analyzing an upcoming race. At the end of the day, the more a horse competes the less his pedigree matters. As a horse advances throughout his career, these factors will unveil that specific horses’ ability, not that of his bloodline. Lastly, the UAE Derby winner should be avoided due to its historic precedent. Every year we see a UAE Derby come in with a ton of hype only to come up short in the end.