Horse racing is taking the spotlight this Father’s Day weekend with an exciting field of ten thoroughbreds run at the $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
Any other year the Triple Crown would already be in the history books. Due to the pandemic the Kentucky Derby has been moved to September 5th while the Preakness will take place on October 3rd. And the race that usually concludes the Triple Crown will be the first to take place this Saturday, June 20th.
Official Open Odds FOR/AGAINST winning the Belmont Stakes
Tap It To Win +650/-1000
Sole Volante +750/-1165
Max Player +2300/-4600
Farmington Road +2200/-4400
Fore Left +3000/-7000
Jungle Runner +6000/-15000
Tiz The Law -130/+110
Dr Post +650/-1000
The 2020 Belmont Stakes Field
1-Tap It To Win
The Mark Casse trained runner has come into his own. Tap It To Win will search for his third straight victory on Belmont Stakes Day. Race favorite Tiz The Law must pressure from the outset. If the Barclay Tagg runner doesn’t, Tap It To Win could roll to a front running score.
With a record of 4-1-1 from 6 races, horseplayers must take Sole Volante seriously. The Krakontie sired colt should be closing fast.
New York based trainer Linda Rice saddles the Grade 3 Withers winner. If Max Player gets the right trip, he could challenge for the top spot.
This one appears a cut below Tap It To Win, Tiz The Law, and Sole Volante. The Risen Star winner just doesn’t seem fast enough to win the Belmont.
Farmington Road finished fourth in the Arkansas Derby. That was chasing a fast pace. These are better than what he faced at Oaklawn Park. Don’t hold your breath for a superfecta finish.
Fore Left can hit the board at a square price. The Twirling Candy sired runner won the Grade 3 2000 Guineas at Meydan in his last.
It’s hard to understand why Steve Asmussen entered Jungle Runner. He’s lost his last 4 races by a combined 76 lengths.
8-Tiz The Law
Without a doubt, Tiz The Law will go off a solid favorite to win the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Sired by Constitution and from a Tiznow mare, Tiz The Law has dominated this year. He blew his competition away by 3 lengths in the Grade 3 Holy Bull. He won the Grade 4 Florida Derby by 4 lengths.
The Todd Pletcher trained runner is one of the favorites. Dr. Post must improve off the Unbridled Stakes win. If he does, he could challenge Tiz The Law. He figures to get into the top 4 even if he doesn’t improve.
Pneumatic ran one-paced in the Matt Winn. Like many others in this, he must improve to have any shot against Tiz The Law.