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2023 Belmont Stakes

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2023 Belmont Stakes: Early Predictions, Odds, and Possible Contenders

Two down and one more to go. The Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes have concluded, and everyone must watch one more race of the Triple Crown: the Belmont Stakes which takes place on Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park. With the results of the first two Triple Crown races, it's clear that there will be no new Triple Crown title holder this year.

However, the Belmont Stakes is still a much-anticipated race, especially for bettors who want to increase their Triple Crown race profit further.

So, if you plan to bet on the 2023 Belmont Stakes, you might want to consider checking out what the experts say about the upcoming race and whom the fans are rooting for among the possible contenders.

Early Prediction of the 2023 Belmont Stakes 

Following the recently finished Preakness Stakes, there are many predictions that experts and fans are starting to assume.

For instance, it is predicted that most of the strong horses from the Kentucky Derby who sat out of the Preakness Stakes will compete once again in the Belmont Stakes, given the gap between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes races. 

Many of the top competitors of the Kentucky Derby, like Forte, Angel of Empire, Tapit Trice, and Two Phil's, didn't run in the Preakness Stakes. Forte has been scratched out of Derby and Preakness due to a bruised right front foot putting him on the vet list for two weeks. 

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Meanwhile, trainers of the other top derby contenders decided to sit the Preakness Stakes out due to the short turnaround. Thus, many believed that the 2023 Preakness Stakes race was of low quality despite having Mage, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Bob Baffert's National Treasure in the race. 

But all of these will be worth it as it gives these competitors a chance to have enough rest, training, and be back on their feet in time for the Belmont Stakes. It is also predicted that the heavy favorite of the Triple Crown first leg race, Forte, will participate in Belmont Stakes, making it the most exciting race this year. 

All of the best-thoroughbred racehorses this year will face each other on June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY. That said, it's hard to tell who will win the upcoming race, as it will be a tight competition, especially with Bob Baffert in the equation. 

2023 Belmont Stakes Possible Contenders 

The early prediction for the 2023 Belmont Stakes is focused more on who is expected to run the race this year. So, let's move on to the possible contenders expected to run in the 2023 Belmont Stakes race. Here are the possible contenders running in the Belmont Stakes this year.

  • National Treasure
  • Mage
  • Forte
  • Angel of Empire
  • Tapit Trice
  • Two Phil's
  • Blazing Sevens

Note that this lineup of the 2023 Belmont Stake is subject to change as these contenders' camp hasn't issued an official statement about their participation in the Belmont Stakes. But based on the past two Triple Crown races, these horses listed above are the ones that are most likely to participate in the Belmont Stakes this year. 

The Belmont Stakes has a limit of 12 thoroughbreds that can participate. However, seeing a field with a full 12 horses is uncommon. Expect to have fewer contenders than 12 in this year's Belmont Stakes. That said, it will be a very exciting horse racing event that you should watch and bet on. 

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Odds And Early Favorite

The race's odds and favorites are vital information you need when betting for any horse race, including the Belmont Stakes. That's why before you decide where to put your money, you must first evaluate the contenders and know who is the favorite and who will likely give you a higher payout. 

Keep in mind that not because you are betting for the favorite means you'll profit bigger. Getting a higher payout lies behind the strategy you will use on betting the race. For example, if you choose to bet online rather than on a land-based racebook, there is a significant chance that you'll profit bigger. 

Fanduel Belmont betting, for instance, offers slightly higher odds than most of its land-based counterparts, giving you a higher payout. That said, the Belmont Stakes odds differ depending on the platform you choose to bet on. 

It's recommended to compare odds from various betting platforms to see which offers the best and choose wisely. The odds for the 2023 Belmont Stakes aren't available yet, as we are still a few weeks away from the event. 

However, favorites are starting to be named across the online world. National Treasure by Bob Baffert is the horse that constantly appears if you search for the 2023 Belmont Stakes' early favorite.

National Treasure is surely a talented horse with the potential to be the new Triple Crown title holder if he is given the chance to run in the 2023 Kentucky Derby. 


Final Words

Although it's still early for this information to be available to the public, some people are skilled enough to predict what will likely happen at the upcoming 2023 Belmont Stakes.

Use these early predictions to start planning your approach for betting strategies on the Belmont race. However, don't forget to constantly check for updates as changes are expected to happen in the next few days. 

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