National Treasure Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions
The 2023 Belmont Stakes contenders field has been announced, along with post position and initial morning line odds.
The third leg of the triple crown will take place on Saturday, June 10th, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Some of the best three-year-old Thoroughbreds will run in the 155th running of the historic race.
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National Treasure Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
National Treasure currently has 5-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2023. That has him as a pretty safe bet in the Belmont Stakes, with likely odds to win. National Treasure drew the 4th post position for the Belmont Stakes.
National Treasure Horse Trainer and Jockey
National Treasure is trained by Bob Baffert. Baffert triumphantly returned to the Triple Crown stage on May 20, 2023, in the 148th Preakness Stakes when he sent out National Treasure to win the second jewel of the 2023 Triple Crown. John Velazquez will be riding National Treasure; John Velazquez won the 2023 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico aboard wire-to-wire winner National Treasure. Velazquez rode a masterful race, guiding National Treasure to the early lead in a race without much pace, and then slowing the pace down to :48.4 and 1:13.3 fractions that favored his horse in a seven-horse field.
National Treasure Race History
National Treasure has a career record of 6 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, and 2 third-place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 2nd in the leaderboard. National Treasure was a debut winner last summer at Del Mar and then ran in four graded stakes, where he finished second, third, or fourth. He won the Preakness on the front end, which was true in his maiden win also.
National Treasure Prediction and Pick
National Treasure has an amazing trainer looking for his fourth Belmont Stakes victory. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 102, National Treasure has 5-1 odds for Belmont victory. He is likely to set the pace again on Saturday. National Treasure has shown that he is a strong competitor down the stretch, but he will have to carry his speed 2 1/2 furlongs longer than ever before.