Belmont Stakes betting puts the spotlight on a number of horses that are trying to go a mile and a half for the first time in their careers.
The Belmont is a grueling race and many horses are just not going to win in Belmont Stakes odds. How much does the speed factor matter as you handicap Belmont Stakes betting odds at the sports book?
Belmont Stakes betting could have as many as 11 horses on the board for the 2009 race. Some of these horses will have shown excellent speed in the past while others have not. One of the biggest myths in Belmont Stakes betting at the online sportsbook is that closers do extremely well and that speed horses have no chance. The reality is that oftentimes the front runner does very well in Belmont Stakes odds. It is thought that horses that were closing in the Kentucky Derby or in the Preakness will appreciate the added ground in the Belmont but that theory simply hasn’t worked very well in Belmont Stakes betting at the sports book. It sure didn’t work for horses like Strike the Gold, My Flag or Strodes Creek in recent Belmont Stakes odds.
The winner in Belmont Stakes betting at the online sportsbook is almost always a horse that stays in contact with the field. That does not bode well for Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in Belmont Stakes betting. He is always a horse that comes from behind to win races but history has shown that just doesn’t work very well in Belmont Stakes betting. A lot of people are going to be on Mine That Bird in Belmont odds but he will have to buck some recent history to win the race considering his come from behind running style. That is not to say that horse can’t win though in Belmont Stakes betting. Jazil was a closer who won for sports betting gamblers a few years ago.
Another factor that is overrated in Belmont Stakes betting is the jockey. In recent years there have been a number of different jockeys who have won the race and not all of them were big names. Who had heard of Fernando Jara before he won with Jazil? Who had heard of Jeremy Rose before he won with Afleet Alex? The jockey just has to manage the race properly and he can win in Belmont Stakes betting.
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