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Belmont Stakes Odds: Essential Quality & Rombauer Top Betting

A look at 2021 Belmont Stakes odds, betting information and the best way to bet Saturday's race
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Belmont Stakes Odds: Essential Quality, Rombauer Sit Atop Belmont Odds

Would the 2021 Belmont Stakes be more exciting if we had a horse going for the Triple Crown? Of course! But, there’s still no shortage of money to be won when betting on Belmont Stakes odds and that’s what we’re all setting out to do this weekend.

Despite the fact that the Kentucky Dery and Preakness were won by two different horses, there’s still massive hype around this weekend’s Belmont Stakes. As a matter of fact, we’re still seeing an immense amount of wagering on the event.

And, shockingly, it isn’t Preakness winner Rumbauer that has seen the highest share of bets backing him. He isn’t even in the top 3 when it comes to most backed horses in Belmont Stakes betting.

So, let’s take a deep dive into Belmont Stakes odds, who the most popular pick is and what it all means for how you bet the third leg of the Triple Crown come Saturday afternoon in New York.

Belmont Stakes Odds

Earlier this week we got the pole positions and Belmont Stakes odds and right as the numbers started to come in, Belmont Stakes betting took off. But, there is a bit of a surprise atop the Belmont Stakes odds board, at least if you’re going by recent form.

Rombauer, the winner of the 2021 Preakness Stakes, is not the favorite to win the Belmont. Instead, Essential Quality is the favorite, according to the most recent Belmont odds. Essential Quality is 2/1 on the morning line. Meanwhile, Rombauer is the second favorite at 3/1.

It’s a tight race at the top of the Belmont odds board. Behind Rombauer is Hot Rod Charlie at 7/2 and Rock Your World is sitting at 9/2 ahead of Saturday’s race. Below you can find the full Belmont odds for the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

PositionHorse2021 Belmont Stakes Odds
2Essential Quality2/1
4Hot Rod Charlie7/2
5France Go De Ina30/1
6Known Agenda6/1
7Rock Your World9/2

Belmont Stakes Betting

If you’re assuming that the favorite is the most backed option when it comes to Belmont Stakes betting, you’d be right. While that isn’t always the case (bettors often like to go with the value) Essential Quality is the overwhelming most popular pick by bettors with over 50% of bets behind it.

This Brad Cox horse will have Luis Saez riding come Saturday. It started slow at the Kentucky Derby but finished well in fourth place. That was the last time we saw Essential Quality, as it didn’t race in the Preakness, but it was enough to convince the public to be the most popular pick in Belmont Stakes betting.

The next horse listed in the Belmont Stakes odds is Preakness winner Rombauer, but he’s not the next most popular pick in the Belmont Stakes betting market for a winner. Instead, the second most backed horse for Saturday is Rock Your World with 9/2 odds on the morning line. 11.76% of win bets are on Rock Your World.

RomBauer is a bit farther down the list than expected. At 3/1, just 7.35% of all win bets in the Belmont Stakes betting have backed Rombauer to win.

Horse2021 Belmont Stakes OddsPublic Betting %
Essential Quality2/152.94%
Rock Your World9/211.76%
Known Agenda6/18.82%
Hot Rod Charlie7/28.11%
France Go De Ina30/13.28%

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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