|Free Belmont Expert Picks: Big Brown, Casino Drive, Denis of Cork & Why|
|Written by TheSpread|
|Saturday, 07 June 2008 06:00|
Free Belmont Stakes Picks
Our panel of handicapping experts has broken down all angles of this weekend’s Belmont Stakes and has selected the following as their official free Belmont Picks.
You can hear the critics everywhere - Horrible odds at 2/5 ($2.00 wager to net a whopping $2.80), history against him on winning the Triple Crown (first in 30 years), news report about the hoof issues, questions about his stamina, PETA making noise about steroid usage, poor starting position (#1 spot).
The list of one liner’s on why not to back this amazing horse are endless. Despite all of this, Big Brown has won all five starts by a combined margin of 39 lengths. He decimated the fields in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Experts agree that Big Brown has yet to be opened up in a race and has won without even trying. If this is true, despite the astronomical odds, how do you not back Big Brown Saturday? Honestly, were not sure.
In reviewing the best of the rest, the Japanese import will fall short of ruining Big Brown's Triple Crown, but should end up to cash the Place and Show money. Not sure if there is another horse close to the pedigree of
Will Denis of Cork repeat his brother's (Empire Maker) Triple Crown upset of Funny Cide in the 2003 Belmont Stakes? After running third in the Kentucky Derby, he skipped the Preakness to prepare for Saturday's race. The most impressive part about his 3rd place finish was the fact he was able to rebound after he broke poorly. With the Belmont Stakes being such a long race, we really like his chances to be in the race down the stretch. With juicy 12-1 odds, Dennis of Cork is a solid choice in his sixth career start at
Bet on Denis of Cork in the 2008
Feel free to share your comments below on our selections and offer input and analysis on the final leg of the Triple Crown.
140th Belmont Stakes Odds to win – Saturday June 7, 2008 – Belmont Park – Elmont, New York
Big Brown 2/7 – Big Brown Belmont Pre-Race Report
Casino Drive 9/2 – Casino Drive Belmont Pre-Race Report
Denis of Cork 10/1 – Denis of Cork Belmont Pre-Race Report
Tale of Ekati 16/1 – Tale of Ekati Belmont Pre-Race Report
Behindatthebar 25/1 – Behindatthebar Belmont Pre-Race Report
Macho Again 40/1 – Macho Again Belmont Pre-Race Report
Mint Lane 50/1 – Mint Lane Belmont Pre-Race Report
Odds on - Will there be a Triple Crown Winner in US Thoroughbred Racing in 2008
Yes - Triple Crown Winner in 2008 –350
No - Triple Crown winner in 2008 +250
Odds provided by SPORTSBETTING.COM
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