Belmont Stakes Head-to-Head Odds
ELMONT, NY (The Spread) – Will Dullahan finish ahead of Union Rags in the 2012 Belmont Stakes? Let’s check out the odds.
With Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another being scratched from the race, Dullahan and Union Rags have the next best odds to win so naturally their odds are the most intriguing head-to-head matchup on the board. According to oddsmakers, Dullahan is –125 to finish ahead of Union Rags, who is –105 to finish ahead of Dullahan.
Union Rags is also –165 to finish ahead of Paynter (+135) in a separate head-to-head matchup, while Paynter is –160 to finish ahead of Street Life. Optimizer is a –130 money line favorite to finish ahead of My Adonis, who has EVEN odds to finish ahead of Optimizer. Unstoppable U (+110) is also an underdog against Optimizer (-140).
In a head-to-head matchup of long shots, Ravelo’s Boy is –140 to finish ahead of Five Sixteen, while Atigun is –150 to finish ahead of Unstoppable U (+120). Continuing with the underdog theme, Unstoppable U is also +110 to finish ahead of My Adonis, who is –140.
Atigun (-120) is favored over Optimizer (-110), and is –130 to finish ahead of My Adonis (EVEN). Five Sixteen is a –130 favorite to finish ahead of Guyana Star Dweej (EVEN), while Ravelo’s Boy is –140 to finish ahead of Guyana Star Dweej (+110). Finally, Dullahan is a –180 favorite to finish ahead of Paynter, who is +150.
If you’re placing a wager on a head-to-head matchup, know that those odds only pertain to those two horses and not to who wins the race. For example, if you place a wager on Dullahan at –125 to finish ahead of Union Rags, who is –105, all Dullahan has to do is finish ahead of Union Rags – no t win the race.