Belmont Stakes Betting Picks

PUBLISHED: Thursday, June 18th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 12:41 pm, Thu, June 18, 2020

Belmont Stakes Betting Picks
You can bet the Belmont Stakes right now at top online sportsbooks. Saturday’s Belmont on NBC will be the first race in the Triple Crown and it is Tiz the Law listed as a solid favorite. Check out Belmont Stakes betting odds and Belmont Stakes picks.

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You can bet the Belmont Stakes right now at top online sportsbooks. Saturday’s Belmont on NBC will be the first race in the Triple Crown and it is Tiz the Law listed as a solid favorite. This year’s Triple Crown will look a lot different, as the Kentucky Derby is not until September and the Preakness will be in October. This year’s Belmont will be run at a mile and an eighth instead of a mile and a half, so it is not anything like previous years, and no fans will be in attendance. Post time for the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes is 5:42 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday on NBC.  Let’s look at Belmont Stakes betting picks.

2020 Belmont Stakes Odds

No. 1, Tap It to Win, John Velazquez, Mark Casse, 6-1

No. 2, Sole Volante, Luca Panici, Patrick Biancone, 9-2

No. 3, Max Player, Joel Rosario, Linda Rice, 15-1

No. 4, Modernist, Junior Alvarado, Bill Mott, 15-1

No. 5, Farmington Road, Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher, 15-1

No. 6, Fore Left, Jose Ortiz, Doug O’Neill, 30-1

No. 7, Jungle Runner, Reylu Gutierrez, Steve Asmussen, 50-1

No. 8, Tiz the Law, Manny Franco, Barclay Tagg, 6-5

No. 9, Dr Post, Irad Ortiz Jr., Todd Pletcher, 5-1

No. 10, Pneumatic, Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 8-1


Belmont Stakes Betting Picks

The Belmont will actually be the shortest of this year’s Triple Crown races instead of the longest. “Our racing committee looked at it and basically unanimously said, let's go in June at a mile and an eighth," Martin Panza, senior vice president at the New York Racing Association said to the media, "Let's not stress these horses and try to get them to go a mile and a half when they might not be prepared to do that." This year’s Belmont field will have 10 horses and there is no question that Tiz the Law is the stand out in the field. The main challenger looks to be Tap It to Win who is trained by Mark Casse who won the Belmont last year with Sir Winston.

Trainer Todd Pletcher has won the Belmont three times and he has two horses in the race in Dr Post and Farmington Road.  Trainer Linda Rice is trying to become the first female trainer to win the race as she sends out Max Player.

Tiz the Law is a New York-bred horse and no New York-bred horse has won the Belmont since 1882.  Tiz the Law is listed as the 6-5 morning line favorite, but there is a good chance the horse goes off at odds-on at post-time.

Win – Tiz the Law

If Tiz the Law runs his race then the Belmont is not going to be close. Tiz the Law has three graded stakes wins and he has the best Beyer Speed Figure in the race and it really isn’t close.

Exacta Box – Tiz the Law and Tap It to Win

Tiz the Law is the best horse in the field and there is no reason not to like him. Tap It to Win has a lot of speed and He has the second-best Beyer in the field at 97. I think Tap It to Win will be right on the lead throughout this race, but I think he will get caught by Tiz the Law down the stretch.

Trifecta Box – Tiz the Law, Tap It to Win, Modernist, Pneumatic

I will throw in Modernist and Pneumatic for my trifecta box. Modernist is almost being ignored even though he has a Grade 1 win and Pneumatic is the son of Uncle Mo.

Wild Card –Sole Volante - The one horse that could upset the apple cart is Sole Volante. I am going against the horse because I just can’t see him coming back in just 10 days and running a big race. Sole Volante is a very talented horse, so if he can come back in just 10 days and win again he will prove me wrong.

Check out the latest Belmont Stakes betting odds at the online sportsbook.