Belmont Stakes odds bettors will not have the choice of Lookin at Lucky or Super Saver for Belmont Stakes betting action as they are going home to rest.
Super Saver was the Kentucky Derby winner and the immediate Belmont online Stakes wagering futures favorite as a result but he simply had nothing left in the tank for the Preakness Stakes and finished a distant 8th after being in contention to win heading into the stretch.
Trainer Todd Pletcher decided after the Preakness to rest the horse for the upcoming summer and fall races such as the $500,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 31 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational on August 1. Pletcher also said that he wants to make sure to keep Super Saver fresh for the November 6 Breeder’s Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.
Bob Baffert is a very happy man these days as he re-established himself as one of the most respected trainers in horse racing gambling by winning the Preakness Stakes with Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin at Lucky. Baffert will also skip a run with the Belmont Stakes odds. His next start is likely going to be in the Haskell Invitational.
“I want to keep this horse around,” said Baffert after winning the blanket of Black Eyed Susans.
Pletcher would have entered the Belmont Stakes with Super Saver had the horse won the Preakness as it would have set up a shot for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978 as horse racing betting again will go without a winner in all three jewels of its biggest races of the spring season.
Pletcher would have loved a shot at the Belmont Stakes odds.
“We would have loved to come here and win the Preakness and go to the Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown,” said Pletcher. “That would be the ultimate challenge.”
Baffert will still make his presence felt at Belmont Park as he will enter Game on Dude with the horse betting odds. The horse has Los Angeles Dodger owner Joe Torre as a part owner.