Summer Bird Odds
After finishing sixth at the Kentucky Derby, contender Summer Bird intrigues many bettors as the 3-year-old colt gears up for the 2009 Belmont Stakes.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made Summer Bird a 20/1 long shot. His odds currently sit behind (among others) favorite Mine That Bird (5/6), Dunkirk (7/2) and Charitable Man (3/1).
Summer Bird’s performances so far in 2009 have been inconsistent. He finished fourth at the Maiden Special Weight at Oaklawn Park on March 1 and then won the Maiden Special Weight on March 19.
He placed third at the Arkansas Derby on April 11 and in his first Grade I race of the year, Summer Bird finished sixth at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby on May 2. That performance, coupled with a couple of great workouts so far for the Belmont, has bettors excited about his potential at Belmont Park this Saturday.
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
Miner’s Escape 30/1
Summer Bird 20/1
Luv Gov 50/1
Posted: 6/3/09 12:37AM ET