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2018 Belmont Stakes Betting Preview PT 2

His Preakness Victory came over similarly sloppy ground and we also had the added fact that the track was incredibly foggy - so much so that the race caller on television was barely able to see the stretch Drive unfold just a couple hundred feet in front of him.

It didn't take the bookmakers very long to begin posting the betting Market for the Belmont Stakes and the European books have a very competitive looking ante-post Market available for punters who are looking to get a leg up on the wagering a few weeks before the contest actually run.

Justify came into his Preakness race with a very short price both in the future wagering and in the European ante-post markets as well. However it's worth noting that his price in the Belmont Stakes is significantly higher than that and it shows just how to open the contest is going to be.

There was a lot to like about his chances here, but it has also been a continued source of contention amongst many thoroughbred racing observers by the fact that justify had several horses within less than the length of him by the time he actually hit the wire in the race. However it's also worth noting that his jockey Mike Smith still had plenty of loose rein on him and the horse was definitely not asked for all that he had towards the end of the contest.

With the Belmont Stakes being an additional 2 furlongs longer than the Kentucky Derby in 2 and 1/2 furlongs longer than the Preakness itself it's going to be interesting to see whether he can actually handle the additional distance. His sire, scat daddy, is not particularly well known for throwing horses who can handle a full mile and a half - particularly over the deep and tiring turns that you'll find at Belmont Park.


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