Belmont Stakes odds will not include Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra, who will skip Belmont Stakes betting action.
Those wagering on the Belmont Stakes odds, however, will still have plenty of excellent choices for Belmont Stakes betting action starting with Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, who finished a close second to Rachel Alexandra at the Preakness Stakes.
Charitable Man, winner of the Prestigious Peter Pan last month, will be a strong contender and potential good value against the Belmont Stakes odds. Chocolate Candy, who was a favorite for the Kentucky Derby has taken time off since and will have fresh legs to run against the Belmont Stakes odds with.
Dunkirk was another highly touted horse for the Kentucky Derby that fell flat, finishing 11th. But many handicappers still believe in Dunkirk and he will be one of the top beaten favorites on the board against the Belmont Stakes odds.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lucas will field two entries against the Belmont Stakes odds with Flying Private and Luv Gov. Flying Private has shown marked improvement as after finishing dead last in the Kentucky Derby he finished 4th in the Preakness Stakes. Luv Gov finished 8th in the Preakness.
Another famed trainer, Nick Zito, will field three horses against the Belmont Stakes odds with Brave Victory, Miner’s Escape, and Nowhere to Hide. Zito horses have had a lot of success against the Belmont Stakes odds in the past. Mr. Hot Stuff and Summer Bird will fill out the field.
While there is no Triple Crown at stake for the Belmont, there are plenty of good angles and story lines from Mine That Bird getting his jockey back to Lucas and Zito trying for more Belmont glory to the beaten favorites of the Kentucky Derby getting one last shot at glory.
With this field, the handicapping is wide open and there are countless ways to wager with plenty of excellent value on the board.
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