05 June 2015

2015 Belmont Stakes Picks

Tomorrow will see the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes but all the attention will be on a certain horse called American Pharoah. American Pharoah is the 14th horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown since the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed back in 1978. The Belmont is always a tough race to win considering the length of the course but if there is any horse that can pull it off, it may just be American Pharoah. Will he make history tomorrow?

Live Odds

WIN - Frosted
Of all the horses in this field, I think that Frosted has the best chance to outduel American Pharoah down the stretch. Heck, Frosted may have won the Kentucky Derby had it not been for a disastrous start out of the gate. Frosted will be ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, who won the Belmont a year ago, and should be on fresher legs due to having not run the Preakness.

PLACE - American Pharoah
So yes, I do not have American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes and thus, the Triple Crown. But as I alluded to earlier, American Pharoah is a perfect fit for the longer distance at Belmont of a mile-and-a-half due to his excellent closing speed. But I think the fresher legs of Frosted will be just enough to pull the upset.

SHOW - Madefromlucky
This horse has drawn some comparisons to last year's winner Tonalist thanks to a win in the Peter Pan Stakes. That win has also seen him get some buzz as a pick to win, although I am not certain that he can beat American Pharoah after failing to beat him the previous two times.