The Post Position draw has taken place and the Morning Line odds are out for the Belmont Stakes this Saturday. It has been clear for a while that Tiz the Law would go off as favorite but the early line sees him not listed at odds on, which will be a pleasant surprise to most bettors. That 6/5 price will be seen as a gift by many and I fully expect that price to come down considerably.
Sole Volante opens up as the second favorite after a solid outing at Gulfstream last week where he beat a couple of other Kentucky Derby contenders in Ete Indien and Shivaree. The winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes is the only other horse in the field who is currently in the top ten of the NTRA Poll for three-year-olds.
Dr Post and Tap It to Win have both not yet been seen around the prep circuit and are available to back at decent prices. Have they been staying the radar all this time? Modernist and Max Player are the only two other horses with wins on the prep scene this season.
The Morning Line odds are listed below and we'll have more in the run-up to the 2020 Belmont Stakes over the course of the next three days...