Belmont Stakes 2021 best bets: Odds, horses, complete guide

An inside have a look at how the 153rd Belmont Stakes will form up:

1. Bourbonic (15-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Kendrick Carmouche

Current Form: Won the watered-down Wood Memorial at 72-1. Saved floor using the rail within the Derby however nonetheless completed a back-to-earth thirteenth.

Worth a Play? Proved all of the naysayers proper. Critical of the standard within the Wood subject, he by no means factored going through higher. Closer ought to save floor once more, however runs house an invisible sixth.

2. Essential Quality (2-1)

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Luis Saez

Current Form: The Blue Grass winner took an ideal five-for-five document to Churchill Downs and missed by an unlucky size after a compromised journey.

Worth a Play? Ironically, he might have run his best race selecting up his first loss. Traveled extensive, took a bump, nonetheless managed to get inside a size of the winner, who might not be the winner for lengthy. Skipped the Preakness to win right here. We have him second.

3. Rombauer (3-1)

Trainer: Michael McCarthy

Jockey: John Velazquez

Current Form: Ran third to Essential Quality within the Blue Grass. Better outfitted for rematch after powering previous Midnight Bourbon to take the Preakness.

Worth a Play? After the controversial Derby, it was comforting to see humble coach Michael McCarthy within the winner’s circle. Impressive closing from off the tempo at speed-favoring Pimlico. Gets a brand new rider (John Velazquez), will get the space, will get up for third.

Preakness winner Rombauer
Preakness winner Rombauer

4. Hot Rod Charlie (7-2)

Trainer: Doug O’Neill

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Current Form: Stamped a critical participant after navigating the 1 ¹/₄ miles to win the Louisiana Derby on the entrance finish. Got free after site visitors delays within the Derby and completed a size again of Medina Spirit.

Worth a Play? Flavien Prat took off Rombauer to experience “Charlie” for Doug O’Neill. Figures to be on or close to the pace-setting Rock Your World. Figures to go away him when given his cue, then maintain off the host of closers. Winner.

5. France Go De Ina (30-1)

Trainer: Hideyuki Mori

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Current Form: Made his U.S. debut within the Preakness. Got a few early calls earlier than reporting house an empty seventh of 10. Went 2-for-4 abroad prior.

Worth a Play? Good begin, poor end. Stopped at Pimlico when Rombauer began to roll. Would be stunned if he will get a share going longer. Last of eight.

6. Known Agenda (6-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Current Form: Florida Derby winner made the best of a nasty scenario at Kentucky. Never the quickest from the gate, he drew the dreaded rail, acquired buried and ran house a vanilla ninth.

Worth a Play? Todd Pletcher is aware of methods to win the Test of Champions. He has three entered and that is his best likelihood. Slow starter should win from simply off the tempo. We have him ending a flat fifth.

7. Rock Your World (9-2)

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Current Form: Speedy colt received the Santa Anita Derby handily, main at each name. Perfect by way of three, his Run for the Roses fell aside when he missed the break and acquired parked extensive across the clubhouse flip.

Worth a Play? They will all be chasing the one true rabbit within the subject and jockey Joel Rosario might have it his manner on the lead. Dangerous if he’s allowed to dictate, however “Hot Rod” received’t let him get far. A fading fourth.

Overtook (20-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Manuel Franco

Current Form: Still has just one win … and it was at a mile. Placed second within the Withers after which third within the Peter Pan.

Worth a Play? Not positive he could be significantly thought of even when he flew house first within the Peter Pan. Not positive if he ought to be flying right here both. Connections are there: Pletcher. Repole. Franco. Curlin. But he received’t be. Not final, seventh.

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