Mine That Bird Odds
With the owners for Rachel Alexandra pulling her out of the 2009 Belmont Stakes, oddsmakers have established Mine That Bird as a 5/6 favorite to win at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 6.
With Rachel Alexandra out of the running, oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made Mine That Bird a 5/6 favorite to win this year’s Belmont. His top competition for the Belmont is expected to be Dunkirk (7/2), Charitable Man (3/1) and Chocolate Candy (13/1).
Mine That Bird has had quite a stellar run so far in 2009. He placed second at the Borderland Derby at Sunland Park on February 28 and then finished fourth at the Sunland Derby on March 29.
Of course, Mine That Bird turned the most heads at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. He entered the Derby as a massive 50/1 long shot, but shocked the field on a sloppy track by finishing first at Churchill Downs. He followed that amazing finish with a second place finish at the 2009 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 16.
The horse Mine That Bird lost to at the Preakness was 3-year old filly Rachel Alexandra, who won’t run at Belmont Park on Saturday. With her out of the way, Mine That Bird is a massive favorite and doesn’t appear to have a ton of competition to slow him down.
One of the more intriguing storylines surrounding Mine That Bird is jockey Calvin Borel, who is competing for his own version of the Triple Crown. Borel rode Mine That Bird to victory at the Kentucky Derby and then hopped to Rachel Alexandra to win the 2009 Preakness. Now that Rachel Alexandra won’t run, Borel will once again switch back to Mine That Bird.
The 141st running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. For more information on this year’s race, check out our 2009 Belmont Stakes Viewing Guide.
Odds to win 2009 Belmont Stakes – Saturday, June 6 – Belmont Park – Elmont, New York
Mine That Bird 5/6
Charitable Man 3/1
Chocolate Candy 13/1
Flying Private 18/1
Mr Hot Stuff 20/1
Brave Victory 28/1
Miners Escape 30/1
Summer Bird 20/1
Luv Gov 50/1
Posted: 6/1/09 11:26PM ET