Belmont Stakes odds bettors were becoming concerned that Baffert might be fading and a non factor for Belmont Stakes betting as he had not won a Triple Crown race since 2002.
Belmont online Stakes wagering faith has been restored in Baffert, however, after he won the Preakness Stakes with Lookin at Lucky to firmly re-establish himself as one of the elite trainers in all of horse racing as well as a horseman that can still produce a Triple Crown race winner.
Baffert stunned everyone in horse racing gambling prior to the Preakness Stakes when he fired jockey Garrett Gomez who was the nation’s leading money winner the past four years and a two time Eclipse Award winner as the top jockey in America.
Baffert instead went with tiny Martin Garcia, who is only 25 years old and had never had a Triple Crown mount until finishing in 15th aboard Conveyance in the Kentucky Derby two weeks prior to the Preakness.
Garcia impressed everyone that will be handicapping the Belmont Stakes odds with a superb ride that was worthy of a veteran hall of famer as he picked his spots and came on strong down the stretch to edge out First Dude at the wire.
Garcia was not a well known or respected name on the horse racing betting jockey list before the Preakness but the 5 foot 1 inch 103 pounder will certainly be on all handicapper’s minds from this point forward.
Baffert is also on the minds of all who will bet the Belmont Stakes odds as he has shown that he is not finished as an elite trainer and that he has the guts and brains to do whatever is necessary to win a Triple Crown race.
Baffert also displays a caustic wit and sharp tongue that make for good copy and a swagger that breeds confidence with all he comes into contact with.
Baffert’s win with the horse betting odds in the Preakness was his way of saying that Kentucky Derby winner Todd Pletcher just may not be the best trainer in the barn.