Weekend Racing Picks: Belmont Stakes

TVG racing expert Emily Shields give us her picks for the Belmont Stakes and the rest of Saturday's Belmont card
Emily Shields
Sat, June 20, 7:34 AM EDT

The 2020 Belmont Stakes is here, with a field of 10 drawn for the $1 million contest over 1 1/8-miles. Tiz the Law has been installed as a deserving 6-5 morning line choice following his victory in the Grade 1 Curlin Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 28.

Belmont Stakes Picks

Here are my selections and wagers for the day.

Race 10 – Belmont Stakes

$20 Win, #8 Tiz the Law

$5 Exacta, #8 Tiz the Law with #1 Tap It to Win and #9 Dr Post

$1 Superfecta Box, #1 Tap It to Win, #3 Max Player, #8 Tiz the Law, #9 Dr Post

In the chance that something goes awry with Tiz the Law and you want to be covered with some possible huge payouts, as the Belmont has only had two favorites win in the last 10 years and three in the last 15 years, try the following:

$10 Win, #1 Tap It to Win and #3 Max Player

$2 Exacta, #1 Tap It to Win, #2 Sole Volante, and #9 Dr Post over #8 Tiz the Law

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Othe Belmont Park Picks

The first Pick 4 will be on Races 2 – 5, starting with the Woody Stephen Stakes (G1). Here is a possible ticket for the first Pick 4, with a base wager of 50 cents.

Race 2 – 1, 3
Race 3 – 1, 5, 6, 7
Race 4 – 1, 5, 6
Race 5 – 2, 8

Ticket Price: $24

The second Pick 4 is on Races 7 – 10, including the Belmont Stakes.

Race 7 – 3, 4, 10
Race 8 – 1, 7
Race 9 – 2, 4
Race 10 - 8

Ticket Price: $6

The Pick 3 starts in Race 1 and rolls through every race until Race 9. As such, you can bet on races 1 – 3, then 2 – 4, 3 – 5, through 9 – 11.

The Pick 3 from Races 9 through 11 could look as such:

Race 9 – 1, 2, 4, 7

Race 10 – 1, 2, 8

Race 11 – 1, 9, 11

Good luck with your Belmont wagers!

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