2011 Belmont Stakes Betting – Five To Watch at Belmont Park

Belmont Stakes PicksEarly 2011 Belmont Stakes betting odds are out as sportsbooks aim to give their clients a jump on the final leg of the Triple Crown, and here is a look at five horses who should stand out and garner consideration when you’re looking to make your horse betting picks.

2011 Belmont Stakes Betting – Saturday, June 11th

Animal Kingdom (+400): He may wind up being the overall favorite after following up his Kentucky Derby win with a second-place run in the Preakness in which another late rally came up just short. He looks to get better as the race goes on, which is promising for his horse betting odds in the longest race of the Triple Crown at 1.5 miles.

Shackleford (+400): Shackleford faded in the Derby, and did just enough to hold off Animal Kingdom in the Preakness, but there are obviously going to be questions about his stamina. Shackleford was the toughest horse to get into the starting gate at the Preakness, and you have to be worried about a tendency to expend energy unnecessarily.

Nehro (+400): Nehro finished second in the Derby and was held out of the Preakness, so he’ll be well rested for the Belmont. He was one of the horses who made a late run to track down Shackleford at Churchill Downs, so again, his stamina will be a factor when he gets on the track at Belmont Park.

Mucho Macho Man (+800): WWE fans will likely put something down for Mucho Macho Man, who bears a close similarity to the name of recently deceased Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and he’s finished in the top six in the first two Triple Crown races (third in the Kentucky Derby, sixth in the Preakness). He’s a balanced horse, which bodes well for a long race like the Preakness, and he should be one to watch going into the final turn.

Jaycito (+1200): Jaycito hasn’t raced in any of the Triple Crown races, but he has an excellent trainer in Bob Baffert, who won the Preakness with Point Given in 2001. He did manage to finish second in a solid field at the San Felipe Stakes, and he’s finished first or second in three of his four stakes races that were classified as a Grade 1 or Grade 2, so the talent is there. He had a foot bruise that kept him out of the first two races, but he’s been off since March, so look for Jaycito to be raring to go when it comes to the Belmont, and he’s going to be a horse that should move up the ranks as we get closer to the big race at your favorite online betting sites.


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