The 2021 Belmont Stakes is set for Saturday at Belmont Park. The third leg of the Triple Crown has a 6:49 p.m. ET post time. Essential Quality, who drew post No. 2 on Tuesday morning in the eight-horse field, is the 2-1 favorite in the 2021 Belmont Stakes morning-line odds, followed by Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer at 3-1 and Hot Rod Charlie, the Louisiana Derby winner, at 7-2.
Before making any 2021 Belmont Stakes picks, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what elite horse racing expert Jody Demling has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2021 Belmont Stakes after a major heater in 2020: At one point last year, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
At last year's Belmont, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of the field, and Barclay Tagg's horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory.
And in 2018, he was all over Justify, jockey Mike Smith, and trainer Bob Baffert to make horse racing history at Belmont Park. The result: Justify became just the 13th Triple Crown winner ever, and anyone who followed Demling's lead cashed in too.
Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world. He has hit nine of the last 13 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but four times in the last 13 years. He's also called nine of the last 17 Preakness winners, keenly understanding when the Kentucky Derby winner was poised for victory or a massive upset. Anyone who has followed him is up HUGE.
While a slew of horses could hit the board in the 2021 Belmont Stakes, Demling is highly confident in a small group, isolating them for his exactas, trifectas and superfectas! He's also including a MASSIVE UNDERDOG on his betting card who is being overlooked! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who they are before locking in your picks.
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