MadefromLucky Could Be Horseracing Betting Dark Horse At Belmont

Posted by Alex Murphy on June 4, 2015 in

When you have a clear favorite for a big race, like what we are seeing with American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes, you are forced to get a little creative when trying to make some money off the race. That usually means looking for a horse at a longer price, who might find a way to break into the top 3 and make the exotics a little more lucrative. Madefromlucky is 12/1 in the morning horseracing betting line, and if history is anything to go by, he may be worth a look.

Why Could MadefromLucky Be a Horseracing Betting Dark Horse At Belmont?

How Will the Horse Betting Odds Favor Madefromlucky?

Madefromlucky is a horse that many people believed would feature in the Kentucky Derby, but after spending a pair of races – the Rebel Stakes and the Arkansas Derby – chasing American Pharoah, it was decided that he may have better luck elsewhere. That proved to be a little stroke of genius, as Madefromlucky went on to score an impressive win at the Peter Pan at Belmont Park. Not only did he get a big win under his belt, he also got a feel for the track that he will be running on in the Belmont Stakes. This Saturday will pose a much bigger challenge for this horse, but since his last start came in the second week of May, he should be well rested and ready to go. We are not suggesting that he will win this one, but he is definitely worth a look in the exotics.

Madefromlucky is trained by Todd Pletcher, whose list of credits is a whole lot longer than we have space for here. Pletcher has another horse running in the Belmont on Saturday, and Materiality is the horse that most people believe is the better of the two. If you have to choose one aspect that gives Pletcher any type of advantage, it’s that he is something of a legend of the New York racing circuit. He also has a habit of taking horses to the Belmont Stakes that skipped the Preakness, and ended up winning because they were fresh. Javier Castellano will be the jockey aboard Madefromlucky on Saturday, and he will be making his 9th Belmont Stakes start. His best result in this race has been a pair of second place finishes in 2011 and 2014.

We spoke earlier about the possibility of history repeating in this race, and you don’t have to go very far back to find it. Tonalist took the exact same route last year as Madeforlucky is taking in 2015. The first race that Tonalist won after winning the Peter Pan was, you guessed it, the Belmont Stakes.