The final chapter in the race for the Triple Crown will be written at the Belmont Stakes. Will American Pharaoh rise to the throne that has eluded every contender for the last 37 years? The Belmont Stakes Morning Line odds favor the 3-year old colt while history does not.
But don’t worry if you are not 100% sold on backing American Pharoah you can make some bank with my 2015 Belmont Stakes Pick 4 predictions.
A Closer Look At My 2015 Belmont Stakes Pick 4 Predictions
Race 8 – Just A Game
It looks like there is enough speed in this race to set it up for a presser or closer. The top presser might be Sandiva who gets the services of Mike Smith in this.
4. Coffee Clique
Even though she bobbled at the start, Coffee Clique was the only horse that almost caught Tenpin in the G2 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. She’s got a shot to turn the tables on Tenpin in the Just A Game.
Discreet Marq has speed, but Tenpin figures to get the lead. In the Distaff Turf Mile, jockey Julien Leparoux rated her perfectly for the win. There’s nothing that says Leparoux won’t do that again in the Just A Game.
Race 9 – Metropolitan Handicap
Metropolitan Handicap field pic.twitter.com/ZKJkB0FjoR
— Al Gobbi (@polarcritter) June 3, 2015
Last year’s Belmont Stakes winner is 4 for 4 over the Big Sandy dirt. He’s a must use.
The BC Classic winner failed in his first start of 2015. There’s nothing that says he can’t get the lead and run off in this race. The other speed, Private Zone, is stuck on the rail.
Race 10 – Manhattan Stakes
— Americas Best Racing (@ABRLive) June 3, 2015
2. Twilight Eclipse
The Tom Albertrani runner beat War Dancer by a neck in the G1 Man O’ War. Twilight Eclipse could be difficult to handle if he can stay close to the pace in the Manhattan Stakes.
3. Finnegan’s Wake
He had to go wide and chase a relatively tame pace in the G1 Turf Classic in his last and he still won. This is a very classy turf horse. The pace might be quicker in this, which means that his closing kick will be that much more effective.
5. Big Blue Kitten
The 7. year. old trained by Chad Brown got his prep for this by winning the G3 Ft. Marcy over the Belmont turf on May 2. The odds should be decent and Brown is an excellent trainer.
Race 11 – Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes 2015: Betting Odds pic.twitter.com/Gn6avmTJRM
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 5, 2015
The other Todd Pletcher trained horse showed a nice closing kick when winning the Peter Pan Stakes, the local prep for the Belmont. With some improvement, Madefromlucky could find himself in the winner’s circle on June 6.
5. American Pharoah
The Derby and Preakness champ is impossible to leave off of any exotic tickets. He has a great shot of winning the Triple Crown.
He was the only one trying to catch the Top 3 in the Kentucky Derby. The rest should have done him some good and his owners, Godolphin Racing Llc, is arguably the most powerful racing outfit in the world.