Oxbow Belmont Stakes Odds
ELMONT, NY (The Spread) - After winning the Preakness Stakes and ruining Orb's chances of winning this year's triple crown, Oxbow will look to upset the field again at Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Oxbow is 13/2 to win this weekend's race while Orb remains the favorite at 3/1. Revolutionary has the next best odds at 5/1, while Freedom Child is 8/1 and Palace Malice and Unlimited Budget are both 10/1, respectively.
Continuing with the odds, Golden Soul is 12/1, Overanalyze is 14/1 and Will Take Charge is 20/1. Vyjack, meanwhile, is 22/1 to win the Belmont Stakes while Incognito is 25/1 and Frac Daddy, Giant Finish and Midnight Taboo all have the worst odds at 33/1.
Oxbow has started seven graded stakes races over his career, including the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. While he finished sixth at Churchill Downs, he won at Pimlico Racecourse as a long shot, beating a field that included Orb, Itsmyluckyday and Mylute.
Oxbow also finished fifth at the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, placed second at the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and finished fourth at the Grade 2 Risen Star on February 23. He won the Grade 3 Lecomte on January 19 and finished fourth at the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity on December 15. In four Maiden Special Weight starts, Oxbow finished seventh on August 3, fourth on October 18, third on October 31 and first on November 11.
The post positions for Saturday's Belmont Stakes were drawn on Wednesday and Oxbow will start from the No. 7 gate, followed by Midnight Taboo (No. 8), Revolutionary (No. 9), Will Take Charge (No. 10), Vyjack (No. 11), Palace Malice (No. 12), Unlimited Budget (No. 13) and Golden Soul (No. 14). Orb will start from the No. 5 post, Frac Daddy drew the rail and Freedom Child will start from the No. 2 gate.
The 2013 Belmont Stakes will take place from Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8.