Belmont Stakes handicapping methods for the 140th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7th may be ignored as Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown dominates Belmont Stakes betting.
Most of the time as horse players consider a Belmont Stakes handicapping method they will look for value, but when you have a horse like Big Brown that may not be the case.
Belmont Stakes handicapping method always considers the distance factor of the Belmont. Stamina is everything when the race is a mile and a half and pedigree and the dosage index are two of the most common Belmont Stakes handicapping methods. Not many factors are that important when the race is a mile and a half. The post position has not really mattered, a number of jockeys have won the race and there have been many trainers that have won. In Belmont Stakes betting the favorite has won about 44% of the time throughout history but in the past decade the favorite has not done as well, winning only twice so that is something to keep in mind as you look for a Belmont Stakes handicapping method.
Some horse players will look at prep races as a Belmont Stakes handicapping method. The problem with that Belmont Stakes handicapping method is that there aren’t really any races that prepare a horse to go a mile and a half. The Peter Pan Stakes has been used as a prep race for the Belmont but the Preakness usually produces more winners. Another Belmont Stakes handicapping method is to look at horses that have strong workouts leading up to the Belmont. This is usually a good Belmont Stakes handicapping method that shows whether or not the horse is properly prepared for the race.
When considering a Belmont Stakes handicapping method you must always look at Belmont Stakes betting odds. In the 2008 Belmont Stakes the odds have Big Brown at 2-5, Casino Drive at 7-2 and all other horses at 12-1 or more in Belmont Stakes betting. Usually value can be found as part of a Belmont Stakes handicapping method but with the heavily favored Big Brown that could be tough unless he surprisingly loses the race.