Belmont Stakes Predictions
The Preakness Stakes wasn’t as profitable, but I still uncovered one of the top three finishers. Itsmyluckyday, who finished second, came through for me.
Now, it’s on to the Belmont Stakes. We won’t see a Triple Crown winner, but we should see one heck of a race with a Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow going head-to-head. Without further ado, here are my win, place and show predictions for the Belmont Stakes.
Orb (+350) – I took Orb to win the Preakness Stakes because I believed he was the best horse in the field. He finished fourth, but suffered a bad break by getting boxed in against the rail. That performance hasn’t deterred me from coming right back with him. No horse in the field is bred for distance like Orb, who has Belmont Stakes winner A.P. Indy in his gene pool. Orb has won five of his last six starts, and I believe he’ll prove to be worth every penny come Saturday.
Revolutionary (+500) – Revolutionary, whose pedigree also includes A.P. Indy, has the look of a contender. One has to like the fact that super trainer Todd Pletcher is in his corner. One also has to like that Revolutionary is proven. He’s been in the money in each of his seven starts with three shows, a place and three wins. Pletcher held Revolutionary out of the Preakness Stakes in order to tailor his training to this race, and it should pay off.
Unlimited Budget (+800) – Pletcher has entered just one other filly in this race – Rags To Riches – and she cashed win tickets in 2007. I was all over Rags to Riches that day, and I like what I see in Unlimited Budget as well. She has four wins and a show in five starts and a pedigree that includes 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense.