Mucho Macho Man Belmont Update
(The Spread) – After finishing in the money at the Kentucky Derby, Mucho Macho Man looks to do the same at the 2011 Belmont Stakes.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog currently list Mucho Macho Man’s odds to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes at 10/1. When they released the opening odds for Saturday’s race, Mucho Macho Man was 8/1 to win, so his line has dropped slightly over the last couple of weeks.
Mucho Macho Man finished third at the 2011 Kentucky Derby but failed to produce back-to-back quality showings when he came in sixth at the 2011 Preakness Stakes. That said, in 10 career outings he has finished in the money eight times so clearly this is a horse that can hang with graded competition.
His poor showing at the Preakness may have also been a form of bad luck. He lost a shoe in that race, causing him to run poorly overall. But he’s been fit with a new shoe and is ready to tackle Animal Kingdom, Shackleford and Nehro in the 2011 Belmont. He’s certainly a horse to keep an eye on for Saturday’s race.
The 2011 Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 6:30PM ET. Post time for tonight’s race is approximately 6:36PM ET.
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