Belmont Stakes Morning Line Odds, Post Positions & Contenders

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Belmont Stakes Morning Lines Odds, Post Positions, & Contenders

Belmont Stakes post positions and morning line betting odds are set. This year’s race will feature a rematch between the top two Kentucky Derby finishers: Mystik Dan and Sierra Leone. Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey is also entered in the Belmont Stakes.

The race will take place at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, while Belmont Park is under construction. The 2024 Belmont Stakes will be run at 1 1/4 miles rather than its traditional distance of 1 1/2 miles.

Post time is 6:41 p.m. ET on Saturday, and Fox will have the broadcast. Below, we cover all the Belmont Stakes betting odds.

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PositionHorseJockeyTrainerMorning line odds
1Seize the GreyJaime TorresD. Wayne Lukas8-1
2ResilienceJunior AlvaradoBill Mott10-1
3Mystik DanBrian Hernandez Jr.Kenny McPeek5-1
4The Wine StewardManny FrancoMike Maker15-1
5AntiquarianJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher12-1
6DornochLuis SaezDanny Gargan15-1
7ProtectiveTyler GaffalioneTodd Pletcher20-1
8Honor MarieFlorent GerouxWhit Beckman12-1
9Sierra LeoneFlavien PratChad Brown9-5
10MindframeIrad Ortiz Jr.Todd Pletcher7-2

Belmont Stakes contenders

Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan is third in Belmont Stakes morning line odds. Trainer Kenny McPeek gave the Derby winner one workout following a second-place finish in the Preakness on May 18.

Belmont Stakes favorite Sierra Leone has breezed three times since finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Chad Brown is changing the rider for the Belmont. Jockey Flavien Prat will replace Tyler Gaffalione, who had ridden Sierra Leone in his prior three races.

The second choice on the Belmont Stakes morning line is Mindframe, owned by Mike Repole and trained by Todd Pletcher. Mindframe is the least experienced horse in the field, with just two career starts. However, he won both races convincingly by 13 and seven lengths, respectively.

Derby runners enter Belmont Stakes

Three other horses who ran in the Kentucky Derby will compete in the “Test of the Champion.” Resilience, trained by Bill Mott, finished seventh at Churchill Downs last month. He won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in his race before the Derby.

Dornoch finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby. He was never in contention on the first Saturday in May. In March, though, he won the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Honor Marie will make his first start back from the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He was bumped coming out of the gate in the Derby, which compromised his chances. However, he did well in finishing eighth despite the troubled trip.

Preakness winner looks for another jewel

Seize the Grey, who won the Preakness Stakes, looks to become just the fourth horse in the last 20 years to win the Belmont Stakes after capturing the middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

While Seize the Grey did not compete in the Kentucky Derby, he did win the Pat Day Mile earlier that day. He followed that up with the Preakness win two weeks later.

Three others enter from Belmont Stakes prep race

The top three finishers from the Peter Pan Stakes are in the Belmont Stakes starting gate. Antiquarian, trained by Todd Pletcher, won the New York-based prep race for the Belmont last month. He has won two of four career starts.

Protective, third in the Peter Pan, another Pletcher trainee owned by Mike Repole, is a maiden still looking for his first career victory.

The Wine Steward finished second to Antiquarian last time out by less than a length. He has never finished worse than second in six career races and has also never lost by more than a length.

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