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How to bet the 2019 Belmont Stakes: Liam Durbin handicaps the final leg of the Triple Crown

How to bet the 2019 Belmont Stakes: Liam Durbin handicaps the final leg of the Triple Crown

Based off the morning line, the Belmont Stakes boils down to two horses, War of Will and Tacitus.

Surprisingly, Tacitus was installed as the slight favorite over War of Will by the oddsmakers. Given that the Belmont is considered a special race because of its length (1½ miles), it is not uncommon to see the Preakness winner not become the favorite in the Belmont, and in many cases the Preakness winner chooses to not even attempt the Belmont.

However, Tacitus is by no means an obvious choice for the Belmont. He ran a respectable...

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