Belmont Stakes betting fans often like to go against the horses that have run in the Triple Crown series as it is stressful and often leaves them fatigued for a run with the Belmont Stakes odds.
Fly Down will garner plenty of attention with those Belmont fans handicapping the horse betting odds as he has run in just 1 race since March 27 and should have the fresh legs and lungs needed for the mile and half marathon of the Belmont Stakes.
Fly Down has a horse racing gambling record of 5 starts with 3 wins, and 1 3rd place finish good for total earnings of over $182,000.
Fly Down will have two of the biggest names in Belmont Stakes betting on his side with hall of fame New York based trainer Nick Zito, who is very familiar with Belmont Park, and jockey John Velazquez, who is known everywhere as one of the elite pilots in the game.
With the Zito and Velazquez combination Fly Down should be one of the favorites in the Belmont.
Another factor that will make Fly Down one of the Belmont online stakes wagering favorites is the fact that he won the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont Park on May 8 in his last race by a decisive 6 lengths over fellow Belmont contender Drosselmeyer.
Zito certainly believes that the combination is there for a Belmont Stakes betting win.
“Belmont Park, John Velazquez, Nick Zito, we’ve had good luck together,” said the trainer. “Plus I’ve known Johnny since he was 18. I had a lot of good jockeys wanting to ride this horse, but I went with the New York jockey.”
Zito knows the Belmont Stakes well and has two wins in New York’s marquee race with the latest being in 2008 with Da’ Tara. Velazquez won the Belmont aboard filly Rags to Riches and finished second last year aboard Dunkirk.
With two of the biggest names in New York horse racing betting and a great last run by Fly Down this could be the horse to beat on June 5.