With just several days left before the Belmont Stakes betting gets underway and with the field of entrants yet to be announced, there are three horses in the horseracing odds that have already set themselves apart in this year’s Belmont odds. Without even knowing lane assignments or the predicted weather or any other important horse betting variable it’s safe to say that First Dude, Fly Down and Ice Box are the three horses to beat in final leg of the Triple Crown betting action.
There are number of reasons why these horses will be favored in the horseracing odds and not the least of which is the fact that the field is not nearly as talent laden this year as the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness. But these are three highly skilled horses as well that have already shown to the sports betting public that they can run with any field and should put on a great showing at the 2010 Belmont odds competition.
First Dude is coming off a tremendous race two weeks ago at the Preakness, a performance that really put him on the Belmont Stakes betting radar. He was runner up at that Triple Crown betting event –by a nose- and has a win early in the year at Gulfstream. The big knock on this horse is his lack of starts at Belmont and even though he may be the front runner when the Belmont odds are released he certainly has a few question marks.
Fly Down may just be the horse to beat this year in the Belmont Stakes betting. He is coming off a magnificent 6-length victory in the Dywer Stakes and knows this Belmont track perhaps better than any other horse. That horse betting competition lacked a Triple Crown quality field, but at 6 lengths no horse would have caught Fly Down at the Dwyer.
Ice Box has emerged from the sports betting wood work this year and proven to horse racing aficionados that he is in fact one of the top horses on the circuit right now. And coming from nowhere and winning the Florida Derby betting contest at very long odds and then finishing second in the Kentucky Derby to Super Saver, this horse is more than legit. This horse doesn’t have much experience at Belmont but as evidenced by his fast closing finish at the Kentucky Derby this horse should run well at 1 ½ miles.