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National Treasure was a latecomer to the Triple Crown discussion after missing the Kentucky Derby, but Bob Baffert’s horse put together an impressive showing during his win at the Preakness Stakes. He will try to add another Triple Crown victory in the 2023 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park. National Treasure is 6-1 in the 2023 Belmont Stakes odds, sitting behind Forte (3-1) and Angel of Empire (4-1). Forte missed the first two races of the Triple Crown series due to an injury, but he is reportedly healthy and should be among the 2023 Belmont Stakes horses. Angel of Empire finished third behind Mage and Two Phil’s at the Kentucky Derby, and the Brad Cox-trained horse is one of the top 2023 Belmont Stakes contenders. Should you include him in your 2023 Belmont Stakes bets?
The 2023 Belmont Stakes post time is 6:50 p.m. ET. Before locking in any 2023 Belmont Stakes picks, be sure to see the horse racing predictions from SportsLine’s Jody Demling, given his dominant Belmont track record.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling nailed the winner, trifecta and superfecta in the 2023 Preakness Stakes. Demling also enters the Belmont Stakes 2023 having nailed the winner of the final Triple Crown race four of the last five years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic last November.
Additionally, he has hit 10 of the last 15 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but five times in the last 15 tries. Anybody following him in those races saw huge returns.
Now, with the 2023 Belmont Stakes approaching, Demling is sharing his horse racing picks and predictions over at SportsLine. Go here to see them.
Top 2023 Belmont Stakes predictions
For the 2023 Belmont Stakes, Demling is fading Tapit Trice, even though he’s one of the top favorites at 7-2. He was considered one of the top horses at the Kentucky Derby after winning his previous four races, including the Blue Grass Stakes in April. However, he was a major disappointment at Churchill Downs, finishing in a distant seventh with his lowest speed figure in his last five races.
The Belmont Stakes 2023 will be a brutal field for Tapit Trice to deal with, as it includes the Preakness Stakes winner, a horse that finished ahead of him at the Derby and the Derby favorite who was scratched before the race. Demling does not think those questions are reflected in the current Belmont Stakes odds 2023, making Tapit Trice a horse to avoid in your 2023 Belmont Stakes betting strategy. See who else to fade here.
Another stunner: Demling is high on Red Route One in the Belmont Stakes 2023, even though he’s a 20-1 longshot. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Red Route One posted a half-mile breeze at Belmont Park on Memorial Day in preparation for the Belmont Stakes 2023. Red Route One finished third to Loggins and Forte in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity as a two-year-old, setting the stage for a successful career to come.
His sixth-place finish in the Arkansas Derby led to a reroute from the Kentucky Derby, but he won the Bath House Row Stakes to book a spot in the Preakness Stakes and finished fourth. Demling saw enough from Red Route One to make him worth a wager as a longshot in the Belmont Stakes 2023. See who else to back here.
How to make 2023 Belmont Stakes picks, bets
Instead, Demling is also high on a double-digit longshot who has “looked sharp in his return to the track.” Anyone who backs this horse could hit it big. Demling is sharing which horse it is, along with his entire projected leaderboard, over at SportsLine.
Who wins the Belmont Stakes 2023? And which huge double-digit longshot is a must-back? Check out the latest 2023 Belmont Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling’s picks for the 2023 Belmont Stakes, all from the expert who nailed the winner, trifecta and superfecta at the Preakness and has called four of the last five Belmont winners.