Belmont betting will be fast and furious based on this speculation. Is American Pharoah so much better that he can overcome rested opponents? It is the secret that has been hushed for a long time at the third leg of the triple crown. Join Apex Horse Betting as we look at this race and give our outsider chance of victory selection.
Tank Topped Off
When a horse disappoints at the Kentucky Derby, he could very well be kept out of the Preakness. Lo and behold, his presence at the Belmont should not be a surprise. Since that legendary tirade last year by California Chrome’s owner, the world has learned of keeping part of the field fresh for the last leg of the Triple Crown. While American Pharoah not only endured but prospered in the slop, one of the other Derby favorites was sitting in his stables resting up. APEX Horse Betting has your dark horse that could derail this year’s triple crown attempt.
He came in on a roll winning all but one of his races in the last five. However, he got caught up in the pack and languished near the back finishing tenth at the Derby. He was then held out to rest up. His kick should be restored and he is going to need it at the length the Belmont is contested at. The finisher that Chrome had in the first two just was not there. Not Victor Espinoza gets a chance to atone for this mistake and formulate a new strategy for American Pharoah this time around.
The oddsmakers are in a trick box for this one. AP has to be the favorite due to his results but how strong should you make him? The distance is greater and most horses dont have the attrition necessary to overcome the advantage the rested ones have. Legends are what it takes to win all three legs. American Phoroah is a good horse but not great enough that he is head and shoulders above the rest. Take Carpe Diem or fade AP directly for your wager at the Belmont. Good fortune to this and all your exotics you place on the Belmont at the racebook within AmericasBookie.com.