Belmont Stakes betting is fast approaching with a June 5 date and yet those betting the Belmont Stakes odds are still hearing about Desormeaux’s Kentucky Derby mount.
Desormeaux did not beat the horse betting odds in the “Run for the Roses” but did finish in third position with Paddy O’ Prado and yet what many considered to be a successful ride found that others were highly upset with the hall of fame jockey for easing up on the horse down the stretch in much the same manner as he did aboard Big Brown in the 2008 Belmont when the horse was injured heading into the stretch.
Desormeaux had plenty of harsh words for his horse racing gambling critics that believe he is too soft of a jockey and doesn’t ask for full efforts from the horses that he rides.
“It’s only from ignorance or lack of communication where you can make that accusation,” said Desormeaux. Among those who felt he could have done more with Paddy O’ Prado down the stretch was the horse’s trainer, Dale Romans. After Paddy O’ Prado was caught by Ice Box for second place Desormeaux eased up on the whip.
“He was faltering the last sixteenth,” said Desormeaux of Paddy O’ Prado and the Kentucky Derby stretch run. “There was no more forward progress. I had depleted his energy, so much so that he hit a hole in the track and it caused him to lose balance. I think I hit him one time too many and that was exactly the case.”
Desormeaux wants all Belmont Stakes betting fans to know that he was also upset when Ice Box passed him by as it caused him to yell and curse because he would have made an extra $20,000 for finishing second.
Desormeaux is yet to find a Belmont online stakes wagering mount as Paddy O’ Prado will not run.
Desormeaux doesn’t like the Belmont Stakes betting reputation for not riding out his horses and vehemently disagrees with that reputation.
For most handicappers in horse racing betting, however, Desormeaux is one of the best and a man to always have money on.