The first leg of the Triple Crown in the United States takes place tonight, as the Belmont Stakes 2020 gains the attention of gamblers around the world. The rescheduled event will be on the opening leg of the Triple Crown this year, with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes taking place later in the year. These runners that would be taking part in the event this year were finally announced this week, but which horse should gamblers be betting on to win the lucrative event?
When: Saturday 20th June 2020
Where: Belmont Park Racecourse
How To Watch: SkyRacing
Belmont Stakes 2020 Odds
|Tiz The Law||-140|
|Tape It To Win||+700|
Tiz The Law Favourite For 2020 Belmont Stakes
The prize for Tiz The Law to win the Belmont Stakes 2020 was slashed this week with BetOnline.ag when it was revealed that Mischevious Alex wouldn’t be running in the event this year. It would now appear as though Tiz The Law will be the NAP for the weekend for most punters. The talented three-year-old will come into this race having won four of five races during his career. The only defeat that it has suffered come at Churchill Downs in 2019, when Silver Prospector won by a length.
Tiz The Law has Belmont Park form after winning at this very course in October 2019. On that occasion, he was able to win by four lengths from Green Light Go. The Barclay Tagg-trained horse has won on both appearances this year, with the most recent of those coming at the end of March at Gulfstream Park against Shivaree. There doesn’t look to be any stopping Tiz The Law as his quest for greatness continues with a dominant win in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Potential Runners That Could Cause A Shock
Down the years there have been some huge upsets in the Belmont Stakes, with successes for Sarava in 2002 and Birdstone in 2004 springing to mind. Gamblers will be looking for a horse elsewhere in the market that could potentially upset the outright favourite. Dr Post and Sole Volante are both respected contenders, with neither having lost this season. Sole Volante has won on his only start this season, but the victory was not nearly dominant enough to turn gamblers head as he won by three-quarters of a length against Jesus’ Team.
However, Dr Post does have two decent victories this year for in-form trainer Todd Pletcher. The three-year-old won both times at Gulfstream Park. The most recent of those was at the end of April and Dr Post held off the challenge from Attachment Rate to win by one and a half lengths. If gamblers are going to look away from Tiz The Law, then Dr Post would be the standout contender.
There could also be money in the market for Pneumatic at a bigger price, but he has been untested at this standard. He has won two of three starts, with all those runs coming this year. However, this step-up in competition could be too much, but the Steven Amussen-trained horse would definitely be worth consideration for an each-way bet.