It’s a great ride for every horse racing fans this year as the Triple Crown season is coming to an end. The first leg of the Triple Crown Series was the Kentucky Derby which took place last May 04, 2019 in Churchill Down who also deemed its first controversy this year. Besides, the Preakness Stakes is about to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the race track of Pimlico Park, while it’s conclusion will be the Belmont Stakes which will commence on June 08, 2019 in Elmont Park, New York.
While it’s been a tough ride for every horse racers, trainers, jockeys, and owners to head on to the second leg which is the Preakness Stakes after the Kentucky Derby result, some thoroughbred racers are not giving up as they will complete the three horse racing legs which make up the Triple Crown Series. It may be quite a challenge for them on how to give out an excellent racing show, but one thing’s for sure they will give their best as they saddle up in the “Run for Carnations”.
Although it is expected that there will be no Triple Crown titleholder this year near after recent reports had come across the horse racing communities that Kentucky Derby winner Country House will no longer compete in the next two legs, this is not the case for other colts.
They believed that joining the final leg which of the Triple Crown Series will still give them the best experience at the same time earning high value for betting.
Hence, as the Preakness Stakes will start five days from now and the lineup of horse racers for this showdown is complete, let’s take a quick look to these sure 2019 Contenders for Belmont Stakes who will grace an amazing racing and betting show in order to conclude this year’s most controversial Triple Crown Series run.
A dedicated horse racer fully trained by Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert. Game Winner is always part of the buzz to head on the Triple Crown Series this year as he had earned the big achievement in the prep races. He was even considered to close possible Triple Crown winner this year but his fate changed after the results of the Kentucky Derby.
Despite the fact that Game Winner only placed 5th in the recent “Run for the Roses”, this Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, American Pharoah Stakes, and Del Mar Futurity superstar aren’t losing hope after all. In fact, as his trainer decided to take part in the Belmont Stakes, his value increased and he’s one of the best contenders to look forward in value betting for the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
Code of Honor
Kentucky was almost a winning race for Code of Honor as he placed next to the winner Country House.
Although this year was not really a good start for this colt, he gained back his confidence after winning the Grade 1 Stakes in Fountain of Youth. Through this, he earned his ticket to the Kentucky Derby wherein he was able to show his best saddling skills almost on the top of his game.
This colt placed 4th in the Kentucky Derby. After his victory in the “Run for the Roses” his trainer, Bob Baffert had sent him right away for training as he will be heading to the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. According to his trainer, his honing Improbable to be the next Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner.
This colt didn’t appear in the Kentucky Derby and more likely not to head on to the Preakness Stakes.
This is due to the fact the Hidden Scroll wasn’t able to place in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Although he got a disappointing result in his prep races, owners of this colt which is the Juddmonte Farms believed that Hidden Scroll had shown excellent running skills and that they fully prepared him for the Belmont Stakes.
Another colt under the training of Bob Baffert who did not appear in Kentucky this year and will also not head on to Preakness Stakes but will compete in the Belmont Stakes is Mucho Gusto. This colt has a great finish in Grade 3 Stakes Santa Anita Derby and his trainer believed that he will produce a good value when he runs for the Belmont Stakes.
War of Will
This colt is the most experienced horse racer compared to all who are mentioned above. He placed 7th in the Kentucky Derby.
He will then run in the Preakness Stakes first after his victory in Kentucky before heading on to the Belmont Stakes. Surely, his another colt to look forward in betting as his skills are improving as he runs on various big racing tournaments.
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