October 1, 2022
Belmont Stakes prediction: Bet against Kentucky Derby champ Rich Strike

The 2022 Triple Crown will come to a close on Saturday with the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont. The race features a field of eight horses, headlined by Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike.

And although Rich Strike will be the headliner in this field, he is not the favorite. The long-shot champion was the third choice on the morning line with 7-2 odds.

In a small, relatively weak field, there’s certainly a chance that Rich Strike — who will run out of the No. 4 position — can win his second race in a row, but at the same time, we’re talking about a ridiculous drop in price for a horse that was 80-1 a month ago. Granted, that was in a wide-open, deep field featuring 20 horses, but it’s still quite a premium to pay on a horse that nobody had heard of before the first Saturday in May.

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