It’s strange talking about the Belmont Stakes without seeing the other two Triple Crown races first, but this is a strange time. Nevertheless, the excitement is building up for this event, and by now, lots of bettors have an idea which horses they’ll be putting money on. Still, there’s plenty of time to finalize decisions. In this article, we will review what some of the experts think of a number of contenders.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Belmont Stakes Horse Race Running on June 20 2019
Where: Belmont Park; Elmont, New York, United States
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Where to Watch: NBC
CBS Sports (Sportsline) – Jody Demling
|Jody Demling||Dr Post|
SportsLine’s Jody Demling is a respectable voice in the world of horseracing , so when he talks about betting on it, it’s definitely worth a listen. While Demling, via CBS Sports, has not singled out a specific horse to bet on, it was made clear that he likes the chances of Dr Post to win the Test of the Champions. Dr Post is currently priced at +700 to win the 2020 Belmont Stakes, the second shortest odds among all possible competitors. Dr Post’s pedigree and resume are the top-selling points of the three-year-old colt. Dr Post has won his last two races, both at the Gulfstream Park. Dr Post comes from Quality Road and Mary Delaney, who are both multiple-race winners. For Demling, Dr Post “looks like a future superstar.”
Forbes – Zack Jones
|Zack Jones||Tiz The Law|
In his preview of the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Forbes’ Zack Jones spent a good time discussing Tiz The Law. And why wouldn’t he? After all, Tiz The Law is the favorite to win this year’s first Triple Crown race, coming in with even odds at TopBet sportsbook, as of this writing. Jones believes that Tiz The Law’s affinity with the Belmont Park is a plus for the colt. Tiz The Law is from New York and has experience running at the Belmont Park, where he won his first non-Maiden Special Weight race back in October of last year, topping the field at the Grade 1 Champagne.
|Derbyologist||Tiz The Law|
YouTube channel Derbyologist discussed three contenders for the 2020 Belmont Stakes late last month: Charlatan, Nadal, and Tiz The Law. Since then, Charlatan has been reported as out for the race due to injury, while Nadal is unlikely to be part of the race, also because of an ailment. Even without the benefit of hindsight, Derbyologist still talked positively of Tiz The Law, especially about the horse’s endurance. In showing a comparative study of the speed and pace of the three horses, Derbyologist reinforced the idea that Tiz The Law is a force to reckon with, as the colt’s late pace at the Grade 3 Holy Bull blows away that of Nadal and Charlatan in their respective last races.
TopBet Editor – Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson||Tiz the Law|
Our resident editor Ryan Simpson is going with the favorite, Tiz The Law, who comes from Constitution and Tizfiz. Tiz The Law is definitely the hottest horse right now, largely because of his impressive track record. He won right in his very first race, which was at Saratoga in August of last year, then proceeded to show in all four races that followed. He has won his last two races, emerging victorious at the Grade 3 Holy Bull last January and at the Grade 1 Florida Derby a couple of months later. Saddling Tiz The Law at the 2020 Belmont Park will be jockey Manuel Franco, someone who’s very familiar with the horse, having steered it to the win at the Florida Derby. Moreover, Franco should love racing at Belmont Park, where he won his 1000th race two years ago.
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