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Belmont Stakes Odds - Gomez Disappointed after Preakness

Belmont Stakes odds handicappers will likely find jockey Garrett Gomez on one of the entries for the June 5 race that ends the Triple Crown season.

Belmont Stakes odds players respect Gomez as one of the winningest jockeys of all time and a two-time eclipse award winner that makes him a Belmont Stakes betting favorite.

Gomez is likely to mount Dublin in the Belmont online Stakes wagering lineup after riding him to a 5th place finish in the Preakness Stakes.  What made the Preakness painful for Gomez is that the horse he rode in the Kentucky Derby, Lookin and Lucky, went on to win the Preakness Stakes in impressive fashion.

Trainer Bob Baffert’s decision to fire Gomez in favor of the 25 year old Martin Garcia was the biggest story in all of horse racing gambling leading up to the Preakness Stakes.  Baffert caught a lot of criticism before the race for clipping such an experience and acclaimed jockey for one that was so inexperienced and yet it paid off to perfection.

Gomez began to get into trouble with Baffert for his mount with Lookin at Lucky in the Santa Anita Derby, which is one of the most important Triple Crown prep races of the season.  Gomez encountered trouble and could never break out of the logjam and finished third.

After finishing sixth in the Derby from the dreaded number 1 slot in the gate Gomez knew he would not run for the Belmont Stakes odds aboard Lookin at Lucky.

Gomez has no animosity towards Garcia, who will soon be a big name jockey in horse racing betting.  He has taken him under his wing and tried to advise him on being careful with his money and to try and prevent the young Mexican from being taken advantage of.

Gomez has been philosophical about what happened with Lookin at Lucky as he chalks it up to just being a part of horse racing.  He is now focused on the Belmont Stakes odds and his last chance to get a Triple Crown jewel this year.

Ironically enough Gomez said that Dublin would have been more effective with the horse betting odds in the number one slot at Churchill Downs that Lookin at Lucky was.  He expects Dublin to continue to improve.