2010 Belmont Stakes predictions and favorites are a little tougher to figure out this year. Why is it tough to pick a favorite for the 2010 Belmont Stakes? Super Saver, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, will not race in the third leg of the Triple Crown. Lookin at Lucky, a winner at the Preakness Stakes in 2010, will also sit this one out. The 2010 Belmont Stakes will look like a completely new race instead of a third leg of the triple crown.
When is the 2010 Belmont Stakes? The race takes place on June 5, 2010 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
The fabulous third leg of the Triple Crown could provide many dramatics with some untested horses. A race between Super Saver and Lookin at Lucky would have been interesting. Instead, horse racing fans will watch a field that doesn’t include any huge names.
Who will be the favorites for the 2010 Belmont Stakes since Super Saver and Lookin at Lucky are riding the bench? Ice Box will be one of the predictions many will make. Ice Box finished second in the Kentucky Derby to Super Saver. Yawanna Twist, who was fourth in the Preakness, is another potential entry. The list of 2010 Belmont Stakes entries has not been officially decided. Other potential entries include fourth place Kentucky Derby finisher Make Music For Me and 8th place Kentucky Derby finisher Stately Victor. New horses like Game On Dude and Fly Down could also be on the potential 2010 Belmont Stakes entries list. First Dude, a second place finisher in the Preakness, could also be another potential 2010 Belmont Stakes entry and favorite.
There isn’t a whole lot of information out there on who will run in the 2010 Belmont Stakes. The same can be said for 2010 Belmont Stakes favorites, contenders and predictions. The information gathering process has been slower due to time between the races and some of the major horses opting out of the third leg of the Triple Crown.
First Dude and Ice Box should be among the 2010 favorites for the race with strong finishes at the 2010 Preakness and 2010 Kentucky Derby. There will be speculation on how some of the new entries will fare developing soon. Horse racing handicappers have their work cut out for them. This might be the best time to place money on a long shot for those people who like to wager on such events. It could be a very unpredictable 2010 Belmont Stakes. The odds might reflect just that when they open early next week.
David Crone,2010 Belmont Stakes Contenders, Morning Line Odds, Horse Racing Nation.com