Orb vs. Oxbow Matchup Odds
ELMONT, NY (The Spread) - Which 2013 Belmont Stakes contender will finish higher today at Belmont Park: Orb or Oxbow?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the matchup odds between Orb and Oxbow in tonight's Belmont Stakes finish the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner. Orb is -165 to finish ahead of Oxbow, who is +135 in Bovada's Belmont Stakes matchup odds. Orb is also a 3/1 favorite to win today's race overall.
Orb has been simply fantastic throughout his career, claiming five victories in nine starts. He won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on February 23, the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 30, and the Kentucky Derby on May 4. His one blemish in his four graded stakes starts? The 2013 Preakness Stakes, which was won by none other than Oxbow.
Oxbow shocked the masses at Pimlico last month when he won the Preakness despite not having a ton of success prior to that point. He finished sixth at the Kentucky Derby, fifth at the Arkansas Derby and fourth at the Grade 2 Risen Star. He did win the Grade 3 Lecomte back in January and placed second at the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes on March 16, but he also finished fourth at the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity in December of last year.
The 2013 Belmont Stakes will take place from Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8.
2013 Belmont Stakes Matchup Odds