2022 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds Preview
An eight-horse field will line up at Belmont Park this weekend for the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes.
There is no chance of a Triple Crown winner this year and this year’s Belmont Stakes will feature the Kentucky Derby winner but not the Preakness Stakes winner.
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike skipped the Preakness but returns for the Belmont, though not as the favorite. At Bovada Sportsbook, Rich Strike is currently listed at +400, which puts him third on the odds list. That may not matter to Rich Strike, who staged a late-race comeback to win the Kentucky Derby as a 40-to-1 underdog.
We The People favored to win Belmont Stakes
The favorite at Bovada in the Belmont is We The People at +225. He is trained by Rodolphe Brisset, who has never sent a horse to the winner’s circle in a Triple Crown race. In May, We The People won the Peter Pan Stakes and he’s won three of four races in his career. The only blemish on his resume is a seventh-place finish in the Arkansas Derby.
Sandwiched in between We The People and Rich Strike on the Belmont Stakes odds at Bovada is Mo Donegal at +250. He is trained by Todd Pletcher, who trained three previous Belmont winners, the last being Tapwrit in 2017.
Mo Donegal finished in fifth place in the Kentucky Derby and then skipped the Preakness. Outside the Triple Crown races, Mo Donegal has three wins in five races, including winning the Wood Memorial Stakes in April.
Two horses from Preakness running at Belmont
The only other horse in this weekend’s field that raced in the Kentucky Derby is Barber Road. He placed sixth in Kentucky and is a +1200 long shot to win the Belmont.
There are two horses from the Preakness returning for the Belmont: Creative Minister and Skippylongstocking.
Creative Minister finished third in the Preakness and has two wins under his belt already this year. At Bovada, he’s a +650 underdog to win the Belmont.
Skippylongstocking finished fifth in the Preakness among nine horses. He is one of the more experienced horses in the field with 10 races under his belt, but he has only two wins, with his last coming back in February.
We The People draws favorable post position
If you’re looking at post positions, We The People had the fortune of drawing the No. 1 post. That post has housed more Belmont winners than any other with 24. The No. 3 and No. 5 posts are tied for the second-most winners with 15. This year the No. 3 belongs to Nest, a +800 underdog, while Creative Minister has the No. 5 position.