Belmont Stakes Superfecta Picks

Belmont Stakes Superfecta Picks

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? It is looking like a pretty safe bet, but if you want to make some serious cash consider making an exotic Belmont Stakes bet like a Superfecta.

A Closer Look At My 2015 Belmont Stakes Superfecta Picks

2015 Belmont Stakes
Date: June. 6, 2015 
Start Time: 6:40 p.m. ET 
Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York
TV Info: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Distance: 1 1⁄2 miles (12 furlongs)
Purse: US $1.5 million – 1st: $800,000
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Key: Frosted, 5/1

Start your Belmont Stakes superfecta bet with Frosted, who ran a fantastic number in the Wood Memorial. He looked like the only horse making up ground on the front-runners in the Kentucky Derby. Not only that, but he hails from one of the most influential racing outfits in the world, Godolphin. If Frosted is on top of his game, he should win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. In any case, he should at least finish in the Top 4.

Win Slot

  1. Frosted, 5/1
  2. American Pharoah, 3/5 – I didn’t use American Pharoah in the exacta but this is a superfecta bet. American Pharoah has to be in all four slots. It doesn’t mean that he’ll hit the board, he may not, but leaving him out of the win slot is dangerous since this is a superfecta.
  3. Materiality, 6/1 – If American Pharoah doesn’t go with Materiality, he could win the race on the lead. Materiality is a good enough horse to do it. You have to like Materiality’s chances even if American Pharoah goes with him because it appears that Materiality is bred better to handle the 1 ½ mile distance.

Place Slot

  1. Frosted, 5/1
  2. American Pharoah, 3/5
  3. Materiality, 6/1
  4. Madefromlucky, 12/1 – The Todd Pletcher trainee prepped for this by winning the Peter Pan Stakes in his last race. He already knows the Belmont Park surface. Not only that, but he has the ability to sit far behind or 3 to 4 lengths off. If Madefromlucky gets his feet moving underneath him, he could jump up and into the place slot.

Show Slot

  1. Frosted, 5/1
  2. American Pharoah, 3/5
  3. Materiality, 6/1
  4. Madefromlucky, 12/1
  5. Tale of Verve, 15/1 – The move that he made in the Preakness Stakes, ducking down and then running past Divining Rod, means that he’s learning how to be a racehorse. Any more improvement could get him into third position in the Belmont Stakes. Not bad for Tale of Verve only being a maiden winner!

Fourth Slot

  1. Frosted, 5/1
  2. American Pharoah, 3/5
  3. Materiality, 6/1
  4. Madefromlucky, 12/1
  5. Tale of Verve, 15/1
  6. Keen Ice, 20/1 – The Dale Romans trainee has every right to improve in the Belmont Stakes. He actually made a terrific move in the Derby when going 5-wide, but he was way too far off of the pace in order to have an impact on the race. He should make a similar move. It’s going to be more difficult to pass horses in the Belmont than it was in the Derby, though. So, Kent D. had better not have him too far off the pace.
  7. Frammento, 30/1 – Frammento has some talent. If he’s improved off of his Derby run, he might jump up and into fourth place on the Belmont Stakes superfecta ticket.

Post Positions and Morning Line Odds each horse running in the 2015 Belmont Stakes:

Post Position Horse Jockey Trainer Morning Line Odds
1 Mubtaahij Irad Ortiz Jr. Michael de Kock 10-1
2 Tale of Verve Gary Stevens Dallas Stewart 15-1
3 Madefromlucky Javier Casellano Todd Pletcher 12-1
4 Frammento Mike Smith Nick Zito 30-1
5 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 3-5
6 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiarin McLaughlin 5-1
7 Keen Ice Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans 20-1
8 Materiality John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 6-1

Belmont Stakes Fun Facts

Speed record:
2:24.00 – Secretariat (1973)

Record Victory Margin:
31 lengths – Secretariat (1973)

Most wins by a jockey:
6 – Jim McLaughlin, Eddie Arcaro

Most wins by a trainer:
8 – James G. Rowe, Sr.

Most wins by an owner:
6 – Belair Stud (1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1955)
6 – James R. Keene (1879, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910)