2016 Belmont Stakes Win, Place, Show Betting Picks

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,June 7, 2016 10:45, EST in

When it comes to betting on horse racing, there are a number of different approaches that bettors can take to boost their bankroll. Where some will play smaller amounts in hopes of hitting the exotics, others will play larger amounts in the hopes of picking the horses that land in the money. Specifically, they will play a win, place, or show ticket, which is a pretty safe way to go if you want to get in on the Belmont Stakes action. These types of tickets are very straightforward, but they ca still pocket you some money of you make the right picks. Each of the payouts is based on the live odds when the race goes off, but they don’t all pay the same if you pick the same horse on each. A win ticket pays the most, as you get the full odds if your horse wins. A place ticket requires your horse to finish first or second, while the show ticket will pay if your selection lands in the top 3. Both of those wagers pay a fraction of the odds, but have the benefit of reducing your risk. Place and show tickets are a great option for those who don’t often play the horses, but who want to get in on the fun at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11.

Reviewing the 2016 Belmont Stakes Win, Place, Show Betting Picks

Possible win bets at the 2016 Belmont Stakes

When the morning line odds are released for the race, we are going to see Exaggerator as the favorite, and for good reason. He was the runaway winner in the slop at the Preakness Stakes a couple of weeks ago, and his biggest rival, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, will not be running in this one.

If there is a horse with a legitimate shot of taking down the favorite in the Belmont, I believe it has to be Stradivari. I like him to stalk the pace and finish strong, giving him a real shot at mowing them all down in the long stretch run.

Possible place bets at the 2016 Belmont Stakes

Unless you are looking to play things really safe, I would probably skip playing Exaggerator in here. He is going to go off at very short odds, which means diminishing returns if playing him to place or show. Stradivari is a good option for the place bet, as is Suddenbreakingnews and Brody’s Cause. Both of those horses should go off at prices that would still make them profitable enough for a place bet this weekend.

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Possible show bets for the 2016 Belmont Stakes

If you are planning on playing a show bet at the 2016 Belmont Stakes, your goal should be to look for a horse going off at longer odds. Brody’s Cause is one well worth looking at here, as is Cherry Wine, who just happened to finish second behind Exaggerator at the Preakness. Keep a close eye on the betting odds before placing any bets, as this will give you an idea of how much you will get back on your winning tickets.