Freedom Child vs. Golden Soul
ELMONT, NY (The Spread) - Two potential sleepers will battle it out in the 2013 Belmont Stakes when Freedom Child and Golden Soul compete at Belmont Park this evening.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Freedom Child is -125 on the money line to finish higher than Golden Soul, who has odds of -105. Orb is the overall favorite to win the 2013 Belmont Stakes at 11/4, while Freedom Child is now 9/1 and Golden Soul is 10/1.
Freedom Child didn't run in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness Stakes. His race history is filled with mostly Maiden Special Weight outings, although he did win the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes on May 11. He also finished 10th in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 6.
Golden Soul finished a surprising second in the Kentucky Derby behind only Orb. He also finished fourth in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on March 30 and sixth at the Grade 2 Risen Star on February 23. His only other start in a graded stakes event came on January 19 when he placed second.
The 2013 Belmont Stakes will take place from Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8.