By now, we all know the name Rich Strike. He did the impossible and won the Kentucky Derby as the longest shot in the field. After passing on the Preakness, he won’t be competing for a Triple Crown, but he is near the top of Belmont Stakes odds at 7/2.
His notoriety will certainly draw casual bets and shorten his odds come June 11. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to consider betting Rich Strike in the Belmont.
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Rich Strike Belmont Stakes Profile
Record: 2-0-3 (8)
Owner: Richard Dawson – Red TR Racing LLC
Jockey: Sonny Leon
Trainer: Eric Reed
Running Style: Closer
Last race: Won the Kentucky Derby
Sire/Dam: Keen Ice/Gold Strike
Rich Strike Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Beyer Speed Figures||Finish|
|5/7/22||Kentucky Derby||1 1/4 miles||101||1st|
|4/2/22||Jeff Ruby Stakes (G3)||1 1/8 miles||84||3rd|
|3/5/22||John Battaglia Memorial||1 1/16 miles||76||4th|
|1/22/22||Leonatus Stakes||1 mile||68||3rd|
|12/26/21||Gun Runner||1 1/16 miles||64||5th|
The Word On Rich Strike
“He was a lot happier today because we let him step out a bit,” said trainer Eric Reed Friday. “You could see coming down the stretch he was much happier and never even got warm. That’s how you know his head is in the right place, and he loves his pony. We’ve got him a friend and that helps get him relaxed.
“He’s an 11:00 napper and is a very routine horse – he just takes care of himself,” said Reed. “Nothing seems to shake him up. The only thing I ever had shake him up was in New Orleans [Gun Runner] when things were just all out of whack [in his routine] going into that race. That’s why it horrified me to think of running him back in two weeks in the Preakness. We had to do what’s right for the horse. I think when we school him during the races a couple times next week, hopefully he’ll be as relaxed as he always is. All we have to do now is worry if he’ll get a good race and show us if he can do it.”
Quotes provided by NYRA Press Office
Belmont Stakes Odds 2022
Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.
|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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