Angel of Empire 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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Angel of Empire Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
Angel of Empire currently has 7-2 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2023. That has him as one of the better bets in the Belmont Stakes, with good odds to win. Angel of Empire drew the 8th post position for the Belmont Stakes.
Angel of Empire Horse Trainer and Jockey
Angel of Empire is trained by Brad Cox. Cox was well-represented at the 2022 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland and scored a victory in the two-day event with perhaps the unlikeliest of his starters when 42-1 longshot Caravel went wire-to-wire to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Flavien Prat will be riding Angel of Empire. During 2022-23, Prat gained international recognition as the jockey for unbeaten Flightline. That colt won all six of his career races by overwhelming margins, culminating in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland, and set some of the fastest speed figures of any racehorse in North America during the 21st century.
Angel of Empire Race History
Angel of Empire has a career record of 7 starts, 4 wins, 1 second, and 1 third-place finish. He comes into the Stakes placing 4th place on the leaderboard. The son of Classic Empire was sent off as the 4-1 favorite in the run for the roses and gained a dozen lengths after racing seven wide to finish a length and a half behind the winner. He is one of four Grade 1 winners in the field and won the Arkansas Derby (G1) by more than four lengths.
Angel of Empire Prediction and Pick
Angel of Empire has an accomplished trainer looking for another Belmont Stakes victory. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 106, Angel of Empire has 7-2 odds for Belmont victory. Interestingly, trainer Brad Cox and jockey Flavien Prat earned Kentucky Derby victories by disqualification with Mandaloun in 2021 and Country House in 2019, respectively. Cox won the Belmont in 2021 with Essential Quality.