*Updated* Belmont Stakes Picks after the scratch of I’ll Have Another
*UPDATED* Belmont Stakes- 6/9 Race 11 Belmont Park
Since the terrible news came out today that I’ll Have Another will not run and is being retired, below are our new Belmont Stakes picks.
5- Dullahan I love that he’s in the 5 spot & feel he is the best horse for the mile and a half distance and he will get the upset. I’m putting money on him to win it all. *Now that I’ll have another is out, Dullahan is the fav of course. I’m gonna add him to my trifecta but hope that he comes in 3rd so I get paid better!
3-Union Rags as much as I don’t want the 3 favs to win it I feel strongly this will be the 3rd leg of my trifecta box.
9-Paynter- I got accused on Twitter of only liking the favorites, but I can’t help it! I’d love these horses even if they were 50-1.
Long shot- 2-Unstoppable U this horse reminds me of my thoughts about I’ll have another before the Derby. “Damn I don’t know much about this horse but for some reason I like him”. He is 2/2 in his past races, but he’s never run the 1.5 mile before, but hey none of these horses have.
Superfecta & Exacta boxes 5, 3, 9, 2
4- Union Rags – This horse had the best closing time in the Derby, with a better trip he may have won. I think he will get the win this time.
3- Atigun -My longshot to finish in the top 3. Love the jockey and the odds at 30-1. With I’ll Have Another scratched I’m sure the odds will go down but I still love him. Also, don’t forget Julian Leparoux was the jockey on Union Rags in the Derby and was taken off. This could be his chance for revenge.
5- Dullahan - He will probably end up being the favorite, but for good reason. He has been working out great and looks ready for this race. I don’t think he’ll win but I have him in the Trifecta.
12- My Adonis This is my other longshot bet at 20-1. Not crazy about his post, but he’s had a few good races this year and I could see him finish in the top 4.
Trifecta Box 3-4-5-12