If you put down $300 on Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2004 Belmont Stakes picks, you would have won over $21,000. He also called Creator winning the Belmont as a 10-1 underdog in 2016 and was all over American Pharoah completing the Triple Crown in 2015. He has his finger on the pulse of this track, and it shows.
Goldberg was all over Birdstone at the 2004 Belmont Stakes. He pounced on the 30-1 long shot to win and put him on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. He knew Birdstone was a perfect fit for the distance and nailed the upset of Smarty Jones, who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and was going off at lower than 1-1. Hammer and his followers cashed huge.
This year Goldberg said Justify would win the Kentucky Derby, knowing he had the goods to run in the slop, and told his followers to fade trendy pick Mendelssohn, who finished dead last. Then, he called Justify repeating at the Preakness despite a heel injury and sloppy track – which is exactly what happened. He also cashed the Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6 at Pimlico this year.
Now, Hammer has released his picks for the 2018 Belmont Stakes.
We can tell you Goldberg is concerned Justify will be winded on Saturday. "The problem I have with Justify is he's coming out of an extremely tiring race; the Preakness really took a lot out of him," Goldberg told SportsLine. "Plus, he's run five races in a very short period of time."
At the same time, Goldberg is eyeing a long shot who has a big edge in distance -- exactly what's needed in the Belmont. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it big.
So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2018 Belmont picks? Where does Justify finish? And what long shot should you jump on?... Join SportsLine here to get Goldberg's specific betting recommendations for the Belmont, all from the horse racing legend who has absolutely nailed this race and was all over this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness.