Early Belmont Fair Odds: Consider Fading The Classic Winners

Odds for Belmont Stakes 2024: consider fading the classic winners

A Belmont Stakes featuring the winners of the Kentucky Derby, Oaks, and Preakness Stakes would not only be a boon for horse racing but also potentially lucrative for bettors.

Who’s going to win the Belmont Stakes?

The participation of Mystik Dan, Thorpedo Anna, and Seize the Grey, respectively, is sure to draw viewers and wagering dollars. This increased interest translates to more attractive odds on Fierceness and Sierra Leone, the top two betting choices in the Kentucky Derby who finished 15th and second, respectively.

It’s uncertain who will be favored between the two. Logically, Sierra Leone might have the edge after his runner-up finish, just a nose behind Mystik Dan and a nose ahead of Forever Young. However, despite Sierra Leone’s recent performance and Fierceness’s disappointing run, Fierceness has shown the best races of anyone in this group. He is one of only two multiple Grade 1 winners among 3-year-old males, the other being Muth, the scratched Preakness morning-line favorite whom Fierceness defeated in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

We slightly favor Fierceness due to the smaller field, but the reality is that if either horse is a clear favorite, we would lean toward the other.

We weren’t a fan of Seize the Grey in the Preakness. Our fair high odds gave him a mere 1.3 percent chance of winning, and it was apparent from the start that Seize the Grey had Imagination measured.

Interestingly, Seize the Grey might have longer odds in the Belmont Stakes even after his Preakness win. Considering how bettors will likely favor horses like Fierceness and Sierra Leone, combined with the possible participation of the Kentucky Oaks and Derby winners, it’s hard to see Seize the Grey being less than 10-1. This doesn’t even take into account the pace dynamics of the race.

The Belmont Stakes promises to be an exciting conclusion to an already thrilling Triple Crown series.

About Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is one of the most prestigious horse races betting events in the United States, held annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Known as the “Test of the Champion,” it is the final leg of the Triple Crown, following the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Established in 1867, the race covers a distance of 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), making it the longest of the Triple Crown races. Belmont Stakes is renowned for its rich history, challenging course, and the exciting possibility of witnessing a Triple Crown winner. The event attracts top thoroughbreds, jockeys, and a vibrant crowd each June.

Rebecca E
Writer & Media

Rebecca is a Liverpool gal and a big fan of the club. She likes nothing more than sharing tips and predictions on sports betting. Her other favorite sports include horse racing, snooker, and golf. Rebecca is in charge of writing and media at BetZillion. You can thank her for making our articles look so great.

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