Unveiling the Belmont Stakes Morning Line Odds - Can Anyone Stop Seize The Grey

Unveiling the Belmont Stakes Morning Line Odds – Can Anyone Stop Seize The Grey

Even though we don’t have a Triple Crown winner for 2024, the quest for immortality continues at the legendary Belmont Stakes! With Seize the Grey racing, the 2024 edition promises an enthralling contest, so let’s examine the newly released betting Belmont Stakes morning line and explore the potential challengers aiming to dethrone the Derby victor.

The final leg of this year’s Triple Crown of Horse Racing happens on Saturday, June 8. Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan and Preakness star Seize the Grey are likely to enter the starting gate at Saratoga Racecourse for the 2024 Belmont.

The event will take place at 1 ¼ miles, the distance of the Derby, this year due to renovations at Belmont Park. Keep reading for predicted Belmont Stakes odd and early analysis and picks.

 

Predicted Belmont Stakes Morning Line Odds | MyBookie Horse Racing Betting Preview for the 3rd Leg of the Triple Crown

2024 Belmont Stakes | 156th Running of the Test of Champions
Grade I stakes race | 1 ¼ miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m) – Fastest: 2:24, Secretariat 1973
Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | NBC / Peacock
Saratoga Racecourse | Saratoga Springs, New York

 

Early Belmont Stakes Picks

To Win: Sierra Leone

Even though he’s likely to go off the chalk, it’s going to be difficult to go against Sierra Leone. The Chad Brown trained runner is a nose away from being undefeated and winning the Kentucky Derby.

Not only that, but Sierra Leone has had a chance to freshen up since the difficult Derby try. Also, Brown is a master trainer who hails from New York, meaning he understands the Saratoga course as well as any person on the planet. In addition, this one won’t have to navigate through 20 horses on his way to the Belmont finish line.

Betting Sierra Leone to Win

2024 Wins: 67% / $1,821,250 earnings
Dark Bay or Brown Colt | March 30th, 2021 in Kentucky by Gun Runner out of Heavenly Love

To Win Pick: Sierra Leone
Belmont Line: 7/1 | Horse Odds to Win Belmont Stakes
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To Place: Mystik Dan

Mystik Dan had a chance to take the Preakness Stakes. The issue John Velasquez made was not pressuring Seize the Grey early. If Dan had done that, there’s no doubt that when he kicked it into gear he would have stuck with and likely moved past the D. Wayne Lukas horse.

Velazquez won’t make the same mistake in the Belmont. Johnny V will put Dan into the race early, like he did in the Derby, which could lead to a Mystik Dan victory. Still, Dan got the perfect trip in the Run for the Roses while Sierra Leone had to take the overland route.

Betting Mystik Dan to Win

2024 Wins: 40% / $4,050,050 earnings
Bay Colt | March 3rd, 2021 in Kentucky by Goldencents out of Ma’am

To Place Pick: Mystik Dan
Belmont Line: 7/1 | Horse Odds to Win Belmont Stakes
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To Show: Seize the Grey

Bloodlines suggest Seize the Grey easily gets a mile and a quarter. The D. Wayne Lukas runner was sired by Arrogate and is from a Smart Strike broodmare. Seize the Grey should have no trouble getting the distance.

The issue will be Todd Pletcher trained Fierceness. If Fierceness runs in the Belmont, no doubt, he will go straight to the front. Pletcher’s horse throws in the towel if he doesn’t see daylight. So Seize the Grey may have to rate in the Belmont, which is something he can or possibly cannot do.   

Betting Seize the Grey to Win

2024 Wins: 60% / $1,718,800 earnings
Gray or Roan Colt | April 19th, 2021 in Kentucky by Arrogate out of Smart Shopping

To Show Pick: Seize the Grey
Belmont Line: 7/1 | Horse Odds to Win Belmont Stakes
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Fourth: Antiquarian  

Pletcher’s Peter Pan winner didn’t run particularly fast. But the talent is there and this is Todd Pletcher sending a horse to the Belmont Stakes.

So there are reasons to like Antiquarian. However, the Pletcher runner is likely to be too far off the pace to make an impact. Unlike Sierra Leone, Antiquarian’s turn of foot doesn’t possess an elongated burst of speed.

Not only that, but Sierra Leone can stay closer to the pace if required. Antiquarian’s ceiling the Belmont appears to be fourth.    

Betting Antiquarian to Win

2024 Wins: 50% / $173,000 earnings
Chestnut Colt | May 10th, 2021 in Kentucky by Preservationist out of Lifetime Memory

Fourth Pick: Antiquarian
Belmont Line: 7/1 | Horse Odds to Win Belmont Stakes
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2024 Belmont Stakes Field: Post Positions, Jockeys, Trainers

Horse Favorite Trainer Jockey
Seize the Grey Preakness Winner Jaime Torres D. Wayne Lukas
Mystik Dan KY Derby Winner Brian Hernandez, Jr. Ken McPeek
Sierra Leone KY Derby Favorite Tyler Gaffalione Chad Brown
Fierceness BC Juvenile Winner John Velazquez Todd Pletcher
Honor Marie KY Jockey Club Winner TBD Whit Beckman
Dornoch Full Brother to Mage Luis Saez Danny Gargan
Tuscan Gold LA Derby & Preakness Alumni TBD Chad Brown
Thorpedo Anna Kentucky Oaks Winner TBD Ken McPeek
Antiquarian Peter Pan S. Winner TBD Todd Pletcher
The Wine Steward Second in several key stakes TBD Mike Maker

 

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2024 Belmont Stakes

156th Running of the Test of Champions

Grade I stakes race | 1 ¼ miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m) – Fastest: 2:24, Secretariat 1973

Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | NBC / Peacock
Saratoga Racecourse | Saratoga Springs, New York

 
 

Updated Odds to Win 2024 Belmont Stakes

Gear up for the thrill of the track! Discover the latest updates on the odds to win the 2024 Belmont Stakes.

Horses Odds
Sierra Leone 175
Mindframe 300
Mystik Dan 400
Seize the Grey 450
Tuscan Gold 9000
Honor Marie 900
Resilience 1200
Antiquarian 1200
Dornoch 1600
The Wine Steward 1600
Protective 1600
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2016 Belmont Stakes Morning Line Odds
 

Previous Betting News

There is always a decent level of excitement in the week leading up to a Triple Crown race, but the buzz tends to reach fever pitch once the post positions have been drawn, and the morning line odds released. We now know what to expect for the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, in New York on Saturday, and we can now start thinking about how we are going to translate these betting odds into winning tickets. It’s actually a bigger field than expected, as the 8 definite have been joined by 5 more to create a field of 13 horses for the big race. Let’s take a look at their morning line odds, and let’s do so by putting them in their post position order.

Let’s Analyse the 2016 Belmont Stakes Official Morning Line Odds

1. Governor Malibu (12-1)

This NY-bred horse looks to be in over his head with this batch, but he has been improving, and may find a way to rise to the occasion on his home turf.

2. Destin (6-1)

The Tampa Bay Derby winner entered the Kentucky Derby after a 6-week layoff, and you have to think that affected his performance a little. He should be fresh and ready to tackle the grueling mile and a half of the Belmont.

3. Cherry Wine (8-1)

Finishing second behind Exaggerator at the Preakness has seen the stock of this horse rise, but he is not likely to get the same combination of an off track and early speed in this race.

4. Suddenbreakingnews (10-1)

Will the addition of celebrated jockey Mike Smith in the irons make a difference for this horse? You have to think it will, and that makes him a legitimate threat here.

5. Stradivari (5-1)

This may only be his 5th lifetime start, but he seems to be getting more confident with every race. In my mind, he is the main threat to Exaggerator.

6. Gettysburg (30-1)

His last big race came at the Arkansas Derby, where he finished 5th behind the likes of Suddenbreakingnews and Creator, both of whom feature in this race.

7. Seeking the Soul (30-1)

Follow the live odds and you will likely find this one at the bottom of the pack once the race goes off. Likely to be nothing more than a horse that sets the pace.

8. Forever D’Oro (30-1)

This horse broke his maiden in his last start here at Belmont, but there is nothing to suggest that he will be able to hang with this group.

9. Trojan Nation (30-1)

A second place finisher in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial, Trojan Nation failed to impress in the Kentucky Derby, and doesn’t really look to figure in the money here.

10. Lani (20-1)

The Japanese horse still remains something of a mystery, but it has to be said that the distance of this race may be something that plays into his favor.

11. Exaggerator (9-5)

To the surprise of no-one, the Preakness winner is the clear morning line favorite for the Belmont. Not the best post draw, but one that should see him steer clear of early trouble.

12. Brody’s Cause (20-1)

It is expected that this horse will see an improvement over what he did in the Derby, and that could make him dangerous. This may well be my longshot pick of the day.

13. Creator (10-1)

This is a horse that tends to rely on a fast pace in order to be successful. If he gets it here, he may be a factor.

 
 

 

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