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Belmont Stakes

Betting tips for the Belmont

Betting tips for the Belmont

The wait should be over! American Pharoah is the real deal and should win the Belmont Stakes going away. His performance in the Kentucky Derby was nothing short of impressive, going wide in both turns before turning back Firing Line in the stretch. Coming out of the Derby, the biggest criticism of him was that the Derby effort may have taken too much out of him and that he might be vulnerable in the Preakness. That turned out to be far from true. He was much the best in the Preakness, winning in a romp. His breeding says he should handle the distance easily, so there is no reason to suggest he will not prevail in the Belmont Stakes, ending the 37-year drought of Triple Crown winners. ...