2022 Belmont Stakes Odds Update: Top 3 Betting Picks for the Race

2022 Belmont Stakes Odds Update: Top 3 Betting Picks for the Race

Eight horses will enter the starting gate for the 2022 Belmont Stakes. But although the final leg of the Triple Crown didn’t attract more than eight runners, the field is loaded with talent. Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby, morning line chalk We the People took home the Grade 3 Peter Pan in his last, Nest finished second in the Kentucky Oaks, and Mo Donegal won the Grade 2 Wood Memorial. Check out Belmont Stakes odds, analysis, and the top 3 to win the 2022 Belmont Stakes. 

Updated Belmont Stakes Top 3 | Horse Racing Odds & Picks

2022 Belmont Stakes

  • When: Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Where: Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
  • TV / Streaming: NBC / Peacock 

2022 Belmont Stakes Odds

  • We the People +200
  • Skippylongstocking +2000
  • Nest +800
  • Rich Strike +350
  • Creative Minister +600
  • Mo Donegal +250
  • Golden Glider +2000
  • Barber Road +1000

Top Pick: We the People +200

Based on early weather reports, We the People will get a wet track like what he ran over when winning the Peter Pan.

That’s bad news for anybody looking to beat the morning line favorite. We the People has the breeding to easily handle the 1 ½ mile distance. He’s already shown he can win a race at Belmont, and he’s the fastest horse in this group. 

Unless someone goes with We the People early, everyone else will be running for second, which makes the morning line chalk the top play. 

Second Pick: Rich Strike +350

For sure, We the People will be tough to run down. But if any three-year-old can do it, it’s Rich Strike. Check out why the Derby winner can pull off the upset win. 

First, Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby. Although most blame the pace and, yes, that had something to do with it, Rich still had to maneuver through traffic, get to the rail and then run fast enough to get past two quality horses, Zandon and Epicenter. 

Second, Rich Strike broke his maiden running much closer to the pace than many realize. He was practically on the lead. So although he’s a closer now, it doesn’t mean he can’t stay closer if he wants. 

So, yes, the roses winner can upset the chalk. Again, it’s going to take a gargantuan effort, but Rich Strike can do it.    

Third Pick: Nest +800 

Nest’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, saddled Rags to Riches to an upset Belmont Stakes win over hall of fame equine Curlin. What’s interesting is that Nest’s sire is none other than Curlin. Horse racing is funny that way. 

Sure, this filly underperformed in the Kentucky Oaks, but all the other fillies did as well save for the winner, Secret Oath. We shouldn’t look past the fact Nest finished second. 

We also shouldn’t look past the fact that in Saturday’s Belmont, Nest will be one of the closest to We the People. She’ll get first crack at the morning line chalk.  

Sometimes, it takes a 3-year-old filly to get it going. If Nest improves at all, she’ll have a shot to overtake We the People and pull off the upset win. 


I have read enough, I need to place my bet now. What to do?

Bet Belmont Stakes Today
MyBookie Betting Lines for the races

Kentucky Derby | Grade I race

"The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports"
"The Run for the Roses"

Race information

Race typeThoroughbred
Distance1+1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2 km)
Record1:59.40, Secretariat (1973,1+1⁄4 miles)
2:34.50, Spokane (1889,1+1⁄2 miles)
WeightColt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lb (55 kg)
PurseUS$3 million
1st: $1,860,000

Kentucky Derby Betting Center

Updated Kentucky Derby Betting Odds! | Online Racebook