2017 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Pick

2017 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Pick

2017 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Pick

The 2017 Belmont Superfecta should pay huge. Last year’s superfecta paid an immense $27,935 for a $2 bet. You can’t afford not to bet a Belmont Superfecta this year.

What is a Superfecta Bet?

A superfecta bet is a wager where you choose the first four finishers in a horse race in exact order.

Here’s an example:

  • Win: 11-Epicharis
  • Place: 7-Irish War Cry
  • Show:  9-Meantime
  • Fourth: 6-Lookin At Lee

If you placed a superfecta wager that had on it the above combination where 11 finishes first, 7 finishes second, 9 finishes third, and 6 finishes fourth, you’d win your superfecta bet.

Keep reading to see how I’m putting together my Belmont Stakes superfecta bet!

2017 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Pick

What: 2017 Belmont Stakes
When: June 10, 2017
Post Time: 6:48 PM ET
Where: Elmont, New York
Track: Belmont Park
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Belmont Stakes Superfecta Key Horse:  11-Epicharis 4/1

My gut tells me that the Japanese know exactly what they’re doing. This year’s crop of American three-year-olds hasn’t presented us with a world beater. Always Dreaming won’t run. Cloud Computing won’t run. Classic Empire won’t run. What it means is that Epicharis, who’s a grandson of the great Sunday Silence, could just be better than these.

Belmont Stakes Superfecta Horses to Use in Place Slot

7-Irish War Cry 7/2 – I’m just not sure which Irish War Cry shows up. That’s the double-edged sword with this guy. If the bad Irish War Cry shows up, you’re flushing money down the drain by putting him in any of the superfecta slots. But, if you leave him off your ticket and the good Irish War Cry shows up, you just blew your ticket out of the water. I must use him in my place slot just in case the hard-trying version of the equine enters the starting gate.

9-Meantime 15/1 – National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith takes the call on this Brian Lynch-trained son of Shackleford. If he gets an easy lead, he could wire the field. I’m not sure he gets an easy lead. But, I’m not leaving the possible lone speed of the race out of the place slot. 

Belmont Stakes Superfecta Horses to Use in Show Slot

2-Tapwrit 6/1- I don’t have enough money to put him in the place slot. I’ve got good coverage with Tapwrit in my trifecta and exacta bets.

3-Gormley 8/1 – I had him in the place slot instead of Meantime. Then, I remembered how Destin almost wired the field last year, and the huge payouts from Commendable and D’Tara wiring the field. I think he could kill my superfecta bet by finishing second. I still can’t put him in the place slot.

7-Irish War Cry 7/2

9-Meantime 15/1

12-Patch 12/1 – He’s yet another that could finish second, or possibly even win this race. He’s talented, had excuses for the bad Derby finish and is trained by the master, Todd Pletcher. What’s not to like?

Horses to Use in Fourth Slot – All

1-Twisted Tom 20/1
2-Tapwrit 6/1
3-Gormley 8/1
4-J Boys Echo 15/1 
5-Hollywood Handsome 30/1 
6-Lookin At Lee 5/1
7-Irish War Cry 7/2
8-Senior Investment 12/1
9-Meantime 15/1  
10-Multiplier 15/1   
12-Patch 12/1 

2017 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Pick

Epicharis must win. Either Meantime or Irish War Cry must finish second. Tapwrit, Irish War Cry, Meantime, or Patch could finish third. If that happens, I’m guaranteed to hit my superfecta bet because I’m pushing the ALL button for fourth place. My superfecta bet is going to look like this:
11 w/7,9 w/2,3,7,9, 12 w/All

If I were at the racetrack, I’d tell the clerk, “I’d like a $1 superfecta bet 11 with 7,9 with 2,3,7,9,12 with All.”

Total Bet Cost = $72