Belmont Stakes odds will include First Dude on the board for Belmont Stakes betting after he ran a strong second in the Preakness Stakes behind Lookin at Lucky.
Belmont online Stakes wagering handicappers will give First Dude a strong look after his impressive run at the Preakness in which he was in contention for the entire race and was nose to nose with Lookin at Lucky before being edged out at the wire.
First Dude went off at 20-1 for a fantastic value play but is likely to be a far more expensive commodity at the Belmont.
First Dude had the horse racing gambling advantage in the Preakness Stakes of fresh legs as he did not run prior to April 10 when he finished third in the Blue Grass Stakes.
It will help that there is a three week break between the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes instead of the two week break between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, which Super Saver trainer Todd Pletcher said was a factor in the Derby winner’s poor eighth place showing at Pimlico last Saturday.
Belmont Stakes odds handicappers will be impressed with the run of First Dude in the Preakness as he started at post position 11 and immediately broke out to sixth. By the quarter pole First Dude had come on strong to take the lead which he maintained at the halfway mark of the race.
First Dude stayed out in front at the three quarter pole in what was beginning to form as a horse racing betting upset and then he hit the stretch in the number two position where he and Lookin at Lucky went back and forth in a fierce battle for the lead before he was edged out by three quarters of a length.
Everyone looking for an edge with the Belmont Stakes odds will likely consider First Dude as a strong candidate for exotic wagers to bolster the potential payout with the horse betting odds. The key will be finding good horses to pair up with him on wagers.