Belmont Stake Odds – More Mud for Justify?
The field is set for the 2018 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown contender Justify is the talk of the race. Furthermore, Justify is holding firm atop the horse racing futures market as the 4/5 favorite. Belmont Stake Odds also have Hofburg as the second favorite at 9/2, just as he was on the Morning Line. In addition, Bravazo has improved from 8/1 to 15/2. NBC will be at Belmont Park starting at 4 p.m. Eastern; post time is scheduled for 6:37 p.m.
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Justify might get some help from above in his quest to complete the Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained chestnut colt has already taken down the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in sloppy conditions, and Saturday’s Belmont forecast at press time is looking more and more like rain. Justify will also break from post No. 1, which has produced more Belmont champions by far – 23 of them – than any other post position.
Among the other notable contenders for Saturday’s race: Vino Rosso, who has slipped from 8/1 on the Morning Line to 9/1; Tenfold, now available at 10/1 after opening at 12/1, and Blended Citizen, down from 15/1 to 20/1. Gronkowski (25/1), Noble Indy (33/1), Restoring Hope (33/1) and Free Drop Billy (66/1) round out the field.
Belmont Stakes Odds: Justify Chasing Triple Crown Glory
Will this be the soggiest Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing history? With rain increasingly likely for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, Justify is in fine shape as the 4/5 favorite, after taking down both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness on muddy tracks. Hofburg is next at 9/2.
Justify also drew the inside rail on Tuesday, which is actually a plus in this 1.5-mile race. More Belmont champions (23 in all) have broken from post No. 1 than any other position. According to PricePerPlayer.com, NBC’s extended Belmont coverage begins at 4 p.m. Eastern, with post time scheduled for 6:37 p.m.
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