There are several ways to cash in big when betting on the 2018 Belmont Stakes. Exotic horse racing bets offer the biggest payouts.
- Win – Pick the winning horse
- Place – Pick a horse that finishes first or second
- Show – Pick a horse that finishes first, second, or third
- Exacta – Pick the first and second place finishers in the correct order
- Trifecta – Pick the first, second, and third place finishers in the correct order
- Superfecta – Pick the first, second, third, and fourth place finishers in the correct order
Belmont Stakes Exotic Betting Picks
If Justify offers odds at even money or better, he’s the key horse in all my exotic plays. Right now, Justify’s odds are at +110. I feel that Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, or Vino Rosso are logical horses to finish second to Justify.
I’ll play $6 exactas with Justify on top of those 4. I’ll go ahead and reverse for $3.
- $6 exacta Justify w/Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso = $24
- $3 exacta Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso w/Justify = $12
Justify will also key my $1 trifecta. In the second spot, I’ll use Hofburg and Bravazo. I’ll go all in the final slot in my trifecta. Although Tenfold or Vino Rosso could finish second to Justify on June 9, Hofburg and Bravazo have the much better shot to finish second.
Hofburg is sired by Tapit. Tapit has sired the last two Belmont Stakes winners. Bravazo is sired by Awesome Again. He should relish the 1 ½ mile Belmont Stakes distance. I’ll go All in the third slot. Right now, 15 horses are scheduled to run in the Belmont Stakes. Only 14 horses will likely enter. However, for now, let’s assume all 15 enter.
- $1 trifecta Justify w/Hofburg, Bravazo w/All = $26
I’ll play a smaller $1 trifecta with Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso on top of Justify with Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso in the second slot.
- $1 trifecta Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso w/Justify w/Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso = $12
The superfecta can always get pricey. If I stick with Justify on top, Bravazo, and Hofburg in the place slot, and Bravazo, Hofburg, Tenfold, Vino Rosso in the show slot, I can add two horses for the fourth slot. The two horses that I’m adding in the fourth slot are Blended Citizen and Badua.
- $1 superfecta Justify w/Hofburg, Bravazo w/Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Rosso w/Hofburg, Bravazo, Tenfold, Vino Ross, Blended Citizen, Badua =$24
I won’t play a superfecta with Justify in the second slot.
2018 Belmont Stakes Odds
- Justify +110
- Hofburg +450
- Bravazo +800
- Tenfold +1200
- Vino Rosso +1200
- Blended Citizen +1600
- Free Drop Billy +3300
- Noble Indy +3300
- Badua +3300
- Gronkowski +4000
- Solomini +5000
- Restoring Hope +5000
- Enticed +5000
- Firenze Fire +5000
- Just Whistle +6000