Nest is the one filly in consideration for the Belmont, and where she will land in 2022 Belmont Stakes odds is anyone’s guess.
She had a terrific run in the Kentucky Oaks, posting a 92 Beyer Speed Figure for her runner-up finish, despite going six wide around the final turn. If well-known Belmont Stakes trainer Todd Pletcher is entering her in the final leg of the Triple Crown to run with the boys, that should get your attention.
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Nest Belmont Stakes Profile
Record: 4-1-1 (6)
Owner: Michael House – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners – Repole Stable
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Running Style: Closer
Last race: Placed in Kentucky Oaks (G1)
Sire/Dam: Curlin/Marion Ravenwood
Nest Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Beyer Speed Figures||Finish|
|5/6/22||Kentucky Oaks (G1)||1 1/8 miles||92||2nd|
|4/8/22||Ashland (G1)||1 1/16 miles||92||1st|
|2/12/22||Suncoast Stakes||1 mile 40 y||1st|
|12/4/21||Demoiselle (G2)||1 1/8 miles||76||1st|
|9/25/21||MSW||1 1/16 miles||1st|
The Word On Nest
Trainer Todd Pletcher shared his thoughts on what happened in the Kentucky Oaks after Nest’s Friday workout at Belmont, a five-furlong move in 1:02.99.
“From the three-eighths pole to the quarter pole when Secret Oath was able to spread the race a little bit, Nest was bottled up and waiting for a place to go, had to angle out,” Pletcher said. “Same thing as Mo Donegal – we went all the way down the lane with another horse laying on top of us. I thought she kept closing resolutely and Secret Oath was better that day.”
So why is the filly in the Belmont against such strong colts?
“Pedigree wise, it’s a no brainer. You’ve got Belmont all over her pedigree, so I think she’ll run that far. That’s a huge part of the consideration,” Pletcher said. “She’s given us every indication since the Oaks that she’s doing well. She’s had a very good appetite. Last year with Malathaat, we gave [the Belmont Stakes] some consideration, but we felt like she had lost a little weight and needed a little more time. This filly hasn’t done anything to discourage me from thinking about it.”
Quotes provided by NYRA Press Office
Belmont Stakes Odds 2022
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|1||We the People||2/1||Rodolphe Brisset||Flavien Prat|
|2||Skippylongstocking||20/1||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Manny Franco|
|3||Nest||8/1||Todd Pletcher||Jose Ortiz|
|4||Rich Strike||7/2||Eric Reed||Sonny Leon|
|5||Creative Minister||6/1||Kenny McPeek||Brian Hernandez|
|6||Mo Donegal||5/2||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|7||Golden Glider||20/1||Mark Casse||Dylan Davis|
|8||Barber Road||10/1||John Ortiz||Joel Rosario|
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