A clear difference was experienced by all during this Triple Crown racing season. Immediately after Maximum Security had his Kentucky Derby win overturned the Belmont Stakes Odds were dramatically altered. Known as the “Test of the Champion” the Belmont will not have a Triple Crown candidate this year. Maximum Security was pulled out of the schedule after the Derby debacle. While long shot “winner” Country Horse is also on leave. War of Will was blocked by Maximum Security on Derby Day. Owing to that is a shot at vindication in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
2019 Belmont Stakes
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6, 2019
Belmont Stakes Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York
2019 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds at SBG: Tacitus 3/2, War of Will 2/1, Everfast 8/1, Intrepid Heart 12/1, Master Fencer 12/1, Sir Winston 14/1, Spinoff 14/1, Tax 18/1, Joevia 25/1
This year’s Belmont Stakes TV Coverage: NBC
2019 Belmont Stakes Overview
Fashion that the Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three Triple Crown season races. At a mile and a half, it is the ultimate endurance test. Owing to the Belmont being the final race of the Triple Crown is its respected reputation. Justify beat the Belmont Stakes Odds to clinch the Triple Crown last year. American Pharoah turned the trick in 2015. Of course, Secretariat had the most memorable Belmont Stakes run. He clinched the 1973 Triple Crown by a whopping 31 lengths. It remains among the most iconic moments in American sports history.
Belmont Betting Factors
At the onset the Offshore betting challenge of the Belmont Stakes is its mixed field. A combination of known horses versus rested and untested competitors is the mix. War of Will and Tacitus are familiar names. While Intrepid Heart and Sir Winston have not competed in Triple Crown season.
Accordingly, Tacitus should be well rested having not run since the Kentucky Derby. A third-place finish was the final result in the Run for the Roses. Tacitus is best known for wins in both the Grade Two Wood Memorial and Tampa Bay Derby.
War of Will
In this situation War of will enters the Belmont with plenty of momentum. To illuminate he was the winner of the Preakness Stakes on May 18. Derby Day was not nearly as impressive with a seventh-place finish. Overall War of Will has an impressive resume. Consider wins in the Grade Two Risen Star and Grade three Lecomte.
Second place at the Preakness will garner favorable attention to Everfast. However, that is the only real success that this colt has shown. Was the Preakness a portent of things to come or an anomaly? Everfast has a body of work that does not impress.
Last time out was a second-place finish for Sir Winston at the Grade Three Peter Pan. Intrepid Heart was third in that race. Master Fencer has not run since finishing sixth at the Kentucky Derby. Also, in that situation is Spinoff, who finished 18th on Derby Day.
2019 Belmont Stakes Matchup to Watch
On this occasion Tacitus makes for a classic and well rested beaten favorite. Resume wise he has what takes to beat the Belmont Stakes Odds.
Belmont Stakes Betting Odds Picks
Specifically, Tacitus makes for a strong case at the Belmont!
Belmont Stakes Betting Online Pick: Tacitus
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