It is American Pharoah vs. the whole world at the Belmont Stakes on June 6th, as the three-year colt attempts to break a 37-year Triple Crown title drought. Can American Pharoah defy the odds, or will we have another so-close-yet-so-far story in the Triple Crown Odds? Read on the sports betting analysis below to find out what our horse racing experts predict this race.
Closer Look at the Triple Crown Odds on American Pharaoh to Win at Belmont
Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, New York
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: Approximately 6:35 PM ET
Distance: At 1.5 miles (or 12 furlongs)
Since Affirmed bagged the 11th Triple Crown victory in 1978, there have been 13 horses who’ve come close to winning the 12th crown, but all of them have failed, making a solid case for the many people who are doubting American Pharoah’s chances at writing history after 37 years. And in many ways, there is valid point in the fact that winning all the three varied races in the Triple Crown event is far from easy. A good case in point is last year’s California Chrome, who won the first two legs before finishing at No. 4 at the Belmont.
Furthermore, jockey Victor Espinoza, who was aboard California Chrome last year, is the same person trying to claim the Triple Crown for the successive time with American Pharoah, so the history of failing in the last leg of the race could be cynically repeated.
In addition, there will be no shortage of challengers looking to upend American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes, with the likes of Conquest Curlinate recently joining an already fully-packed field to bring the total number of Belmont contenders to 11.
However, in spite of all that, there are several reasons (below) for you to be very hopeful…
Before the 2015 Kentucky Derby, no horse had recorded a Derby win from the No. 17 post. All that changed when American Pharoah cruised to a one-length victory. Come the Preakness Stakes one week ago, only one of the last 54 Preakness Stakes winners had recorded a win from the No. 1 post. Making matters before the Preakness, a monsoon hit the racing grounds, turning into a soggy field, which was expected to limit the three-year colt, as he was not used to running in such surfaces. Again, American Pharoah defied the odds about the unfavorable post and muddy track, pulling away from other betting favorites —Firing Line and Dortmund— and staying strong down the stretch to win the Preakness in astounding fashion.
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Simply put, American Pharoah has had his fair share of obstacles on his path to seeking the Triple Crown, but none of all that kept him out of the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs and Pimlico. So whereas every pessimist out there is busy seeing difficulties in every opportunity presented by the Belmont Stakes on June 6th, we choose to see a worthy opportunity for you in betting on American Pharoah to ace his difficult (but manageable) task.