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2022 Belmont Stakes odds, picks, bets: Handicapping legend Hammerin' Hank Goldberg reveals top predictions, contenders

Hank Goldberg, who once scored for $24,000 on the Belmont Stakes and hit the exacta in the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago, has unveiled his Belmont Stakes 2022 predictions
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Trainer Rodolphe Brisset will try to win the first Grade 1 race of his career when he sends out the favored We the People in the 2022 Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park. A son of Constitution, We the People is coming off a frontrunning score in the Peter Pan Stakes and is the 2-1 favorite in the 2022 Belmont Stakes odds. Wood Memorial winner Mo Donegal is 5-2 in the eight-horse 2022 Belmont Stakes field, while long shot Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is 7-2. Post time for the Belmont Stakes 2022 is 6:44 p.m. ET.

Before making any 2022 Belmont Stakes picks, you NEED to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg is saying. Join here to see his picks!

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The former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he had dinner before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led Goldberg to play Zito's 36-1 monster long shot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg won $24,000.

His success has continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March 2020, Hammer gave out a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who scored a convincing victory in the year's first Triple Crown race. Hammer also nailed the exacta in the Blue Grass Stakes, Haskell Stakes and Pacific Classic that year.

Last year, he hit the Essential Quality-Hot Rod Charlie exacta in the Belmont Stakes. And three weeks ago he nailed the Early Voting-Epicenter exacta in the Preakness Stakes. Anyone who has followed him in these races is WAY UP!

Now, he's turned his attention to the 2022 Belmont Stakes field and revealed his bets. Join now to see his surprising picks!

One surprise: Goldberg is completely tossing We the People, even though he is the morning-line favorite, at 2-1. "He was nowhere to be found the last time he faced horses of this caliber, in the Arkansas Derby," he told SportsLine. Hammer is not using We the People in any of his wagers.

However, Hammer's top pick is a long shot who is "great value" and is a "perfect fit" with his jockey. Goldberg is including this horse in his 2022 Belmont Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any picks of your own.

What long shot wins the 2022 Belmont Stakes? And how has Hammer constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get Hank Goldberg's 2022 Belmont Stakes picks and best bets, all from the legendary expert who hit last year's Belmont Stakes exacta and nailed the exacta in the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago!

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