2022 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds at Belmont Park racecourse

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Todd Pletcher is no stranger to success when it comes to the Belmont Stakes. The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown has been good to the US handler who firstly saw Rags to Riches triumph in 2007 and she was the last filly to claim victory in this encounter.

Since then, Pletcher has also engineered wins for Palace Malice and Tapwrit, with Mo Donegal currently favourite with the best horse racing betting sites and the Donegal Racing-owned charge produced a solid performance in the recent Kentucky Derby.

Mo Donegal was sent off at betting odds of 101/10 to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby and travelled well over one mile and two furlongs of fast ground at Churchill Downs. Having been in the rear at the beginning of the race, the horse made headway two furlongs out and got bumped at an inopportune time.

Previously to this, jockey Joel Rosario gave the horse a tremendous spin to achieve victory in the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct over one mile and one furlong, with the horse sent off at 43/20 on that occasion and there was also a third-placed finish at Gulfstream Park in the Holy Bull Stakes.

However, some punters might prefer the chances of We The People who has already notched a win at Belmont Stakes during a relatively short career. Sent off at betting odds of 59/20, the horse made no mistake when obliging by an impressive ten lengths in the Peter Pan Stakes.

Further improvement might be needed to win this clash, with Rich Strike an interesting price considering that the Eric R Reed-trained horse is bidding to add a Belmont Stakes victory to the Kentucky Derby triumph that was recorded just a few weeks ago.

It was an unbelievable shock considering that the horse was sent off at 81/1 and barely given a chance of securing a victory, although the runner made a strong challenge from three furlongs out and was able to sustain his assault on the leaders to get the job done.

It’s safe to say that Rich Strike isn’t anything like those racing betting odds for this encounter, with the horse having previously run well in the Jeff Ruby Steaks when finishing third in a Grade 3 encounter at Turfway Park.