Belmont Stakes 2023: Forte Horse Racing Profile
Forte was the short favorite in this May’s Kentucky Derby field. However, he scratched from the field – like many other horses – and opted to skip the Preakness at a veterinarian’s request. The exciting colt trained by Todd Pletcher returns to run in the Belmont Stakes this weekend, our first look at the promising three-year-old. Unsurprisingly, he opened as a 5-2 favorite among a loaded field of Derby probables. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to bet on the Belmont Stakes, including past performances and odds.
Forte Belmont Stakes Profile
Record: 6-0-0 (7)
Owner: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
Color: Dark Bay
Running Style: Stalker
Last race: Won Florida Derby (G1)
Sire/Dam: Violence/Queen Carolina
Post position: 6
Morning line odds: 5-2
Forte Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Brisnet Speed Figure||Finish|
|4/1/23||Florida Derby (G1)||1 1/8 miles||100||1st|
|3/4/23||Fountain of Youth (G2)||1 1/16 miles||103||1st|
|11/4/22||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)||1 1/16 miles||100||1st|
|10/8/22||Breeders’ Cup Futurity (G1)||1 1/16 miles||96||1st|
|9/5/22||Hopeful (G1)||7 furlongs||101||1st|
|7/16/22||Sanford (G3)||6 furlongs||85||4th|
The Word On Forte
June 5: Drew Post 6 and opened at 5-2 on the morning line odds – the favorite among the probable field of nine.
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Belmont Stakes Odds 2023
Morning line odds are now available. Unlike fixed odds betting, odds for the Belmont will continue to move until post time, even if you place your bet today. Most odds movement occurs day-of and minutes prior to post.
|Post||Horse||Belmont Stakes Odds||Morning Line Odds||Trainer||Jockey|
|1||Tapit Shoes||16-1||20-1||Brad Cox||Jose Ortiz|
|2||Tapit Trice||6 -1||3-1||Todd Pletcher||Luis Saez|
|3||Arcangelo||7-1||8-1||Jena Antonucci||Javier Castellano|
|4||National Treasure||9-2||5-1||Bob Baffert||John Velazquez|
|5||Il Miracolo||19-1||30-1||Antonio Sano||Marcos Menesses|
|6||Forte||5-2||5-2||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr|
|7||Hit Show||8-1||10-1||Brad Cox||Manny Franco|
|8||Angel of Empire||7-2||7-2||Brad Cox||Flavien Prat|
|9||Red Route One||13-1||15-1||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario|