Animal Kingdom Belmont Update
(The Spread) – As we draw closer to post time for the 2011 Belmont Stakes, Animal Kingdom remains the favorite to win Saturday’s race.
When oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog released the opening odds for the 2011 Belmont Stakes, Animal Kingdom, Nehro and Shackleford were all listed as 4/1 favorites. But now that we’re a mere few hours away from post time, Animal Kingdom is 2/1 and Shackleford is 9/2, while Nehro remains at 4/1.
Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby and then lost his bid to win the Triple Crown when Shackleford edged him out at the 2011 Preakness. But while some observers are billing the 2011 Belmont Stakes as a rematch between Animal Kingdom and Shackleford, there’s no doubt that Nehro (who placed second at the Kentucky Derby) has what it takes to emerge victorious.
One thing that may become a factor in tonight’s race is the weather, as there’s a 50-percent chance of rain at Belmont Park. If it’s a muddy track, some of the long shots like Monzon and Ruler On Ice (two contenders who have won before in sloppy conditions) might be worth a look.
For updated odds on all of the Belmont Stakes’ 12 contenders, see below.
2011 Belmont Stakes Odds – Saturday, June 11, 2011 – Belmont Park
Animal Kingdom 2/1
Master of Hounds 10/1
Mucho Macho Man 10/1
Brilliant Speed 15/1
Prime Cut 15/1
Stay Thirsty 20/1
Ruler On Ice 20/1
Isn’t He Perfect 30/1
Monzon 30/1Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!