This weekend is the third and final round of the Triple Crown in Horse Racing. There will be no winner of the triple crown as Always Dreaming came away with the win at the Kentucky Derby, and Cloud Computing was the winner at the Preakness. Neither of these two horses will run in this event. The first ever Belmont was run in 1867, which is the oldest of the triple crown events. Let’s take a look at some of the Top Horse Betting Picks for the 2017 Belmont Stakes:
Classic Empire 3/1:
The favorite of the Kentucky Derby, kind of slide a bit, finishing third in the event. Now, the favorite here, the Steven and Brandi Nicholson horse has a style that is prone to compete well at this track. Some are concerned about the 1-¼ mile track here, but Classic Empire appears to have the fastest speed on the weekend.
Lookin at Lee 6/1:
Looking at Lee is named after Lookin at Lucky, who was the 2010 Preakness winner. Lookin at Lee finished third in the Southwest and 6th at the Rebel, before coming in third in Arkansas. Lookin at Lee has not won in his last eight starts, but did finish second at the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Irish War Cry 8/1:
This horse was not real good at the Kentucky Derby, after very high expectations. Irish War Cry finished 10th. This is a horse, and a training staff that is in need of a big time bounce back, and Belmont appears to be a great spot for that to happen. Listed at 8/1 odds, Irish War Cry could be a solid steal.
Senior Investment 10/1:
You could invest in this horse, and walk away with some pretty good money. Senior Investment is trained by Ken McPeek, one of the best in the business. Senior Investment debuted race last summer, and came away with the victory at Fair Grounds right before the start of the New Year.
This horse is trained by Todd Pletcher, who knows how to get the horses ready for the big race. Do not be surprised if Tapwrit is fighting to win this thing at the finish. Tapwrit was the Tampa Bay Derby winner. This horse did not run in the Preakness, and the ownership group feels he is well rested and ready to roll.
Best of luck with all your betting, especially in the world of horse racing this weekend. The Belmont Stakes should be a fun event, with several horses having a chance to come away with the win. Our final bet for the winner of the 2017 Belmont Stakes is Lookin at Lee. Looking at Lee is 6-1 odds, and due to come away with a title at one of the Big 3 events. Taking Lookin at Lee is not too far out of the box, but still provides some really good opportunity to win money on the 2017 Belmont Stakes. Enjoy the weekend!