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The 2023 Belmont Stakes will bring an end to the horse racing Triple Crown. Betting the 2023 Belmont Stakes favorite may be a popular decision based on the perception they’ll win. In fact, the favorite has won the Belmont Stakes 42.9% of the time and has been especially dominant the last five years. The favorite has won four of the last five Belmont Stakes races, paying $19 for a $2 bettor over those four wins. Can Forte continue that trend and beat the other 2023 Belmont Stakes horses? The Kentucky Derby favorite scratched at Churchill Downs with a foot injury, but is the 3-1 favorite to win in the 2023 Belmont Stakes odds at Belmont Park.
Forte is followed by Tapit Trice (7-2), Angel of Empire (4-1) and National Treasure (6-1) in the latest 2023 Belmont Stakes futures. The 2023 Belmont Stakes post time is 6:50 p.m. ET. Before locking in any 2023 Belmont Stakes picks, be sure to see the horse racing predictions from SportsLine’s Jody Demling, given his dominant Belmont track record.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling nailed the winner, trifecta and superfecta in the 2023 Preakness Stakes. Demling also enters the Belmont Stakes 2023 having nailed the winner of the final Triple Crown race four of the last five years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic last November.
Additionally, he has hit 10 of the last 15 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but five times in the last 15 tries. Anybody following him in those races saw huge returns.
Now, with the 2023 Belmont Stakes approaching, Demling is sharing his horse racing picks and predictions over at SportsLine. Go here to see them.
Top 2023 Belmont Stakes predictions
For the 2023 Belmont Stakes, Demling is fading Tapit Trice, even though he’s one of the top favorites at 7-2. Tapit Trice finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby despite taking off with the second-lowest odds. He was at the back of the pace after a half-mile and was never a serious factor to win.
Todd Pletcher trains Tapit Trice, but he also has his attention on Forte, the early favorite to win the 2023 Kentucky Derby. Tapit Trice is also the son of Tapit, who has produced four previous Belmont Stakes winners, and the 1 1/2-mile run would seem to benefit a distance horse like Tapit Trice. The gray colt has four victories in six career races, but he’s never run against as accomplished of a field as he’ll see at Belmont Park. There are reasons to like Tapit Trice, but his recent results don’t indicate he can defeat a strong 2023 Belmont Stakes field. See who else to fade here.
Another stunner: Demling is high on Red Route One in the Belmont Stakes 2023, even though he’s a 20-1 longshot. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Red Route One gained Triple Crown experience when he finished fourth in the Preakness after earning his spot in the field with a win at the Bath House Row Stakes. Red Route One has faced elite fields during the past year, finishing second in the Southwest Stakes and Rebel Stakes.
He is a son of Gun Runner, the 2017 Horse of the Year who retired with just under $16 million in prize money. Red Route One was originally going to be in the Kentucky Derby field, but his sixth-place finish in the Arkansas Derby rerouted him to the Bath House Row. His trainer, Steve Asmussen, won the Belmont Stakes in 2016 and has another chance to win with Red Route One this year. See who else to back here.
How to make 2023 Belmont Stakes picks, bets
Instead, Demling is also high on a double-digit longshot who has “looked sharp in his return to the track.” Anyone who backs this horse could hit it big. Demling is sharing which horse it is, along with his entire projected leaderboard, over at SportsLine.
Who wins the Belmont Stakes 2023? And which huge double-digit longshot is a must-back? Check out the latest 2023 Belmont Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling’s picks for the 2023 Belmont Stakes, all from the expert who nailed the winner, trifecta and superfecta at the Preakness and has called four of the last five Belmont winners.