Il Miracolo Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions
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Il Miracolo Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
Il Miracolo currently has 30-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2023. That has him as a the longest-shot in the Belmont Stakes, with the best payout if can secure the win. Il Miracolo drew the 5th post position for the Belmont Stakes.
Il Miracolo Horse Trainer and Jockey
Il Miracolo is trained by Antonio Sano. In 2022, Sano resurfaced on the Kentucky Derby trail with another top contender based at Gulfstream Park. Simplification earned qualifying points for Derby 148 with a runner-up finish in the Holy Bull Stakes and a win in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes. Marcos Meneses will be riding Il Miracolo. Meneses currently has 399 career wins with 46 being in 2023 alone.
Il Miracolo Race History
Il Miracolo has a career record of 10 starts, 2 wins, 3 second, and no third-place finishs. He comes into the Stakes placing 9th place on the leaderboard. Il Miracolo will come into the Belmont off of a win as he took a one-turn mile allowance-optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park by 1 ¾ lengths May 11 and led from start to finish. That said, his Equibase Speed Figure of 84 earned in that race (a co-career-best number) is about 20 to 25 points lower than what will be required to win the Belmont based on historical precedent.
Il Miracolo Prediction and Pick
Il Miracolo has an up-and-coming trainer looking for his first Belmont Stakes victory. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 84, Il Miracolo has 30-1 odds for Belmont victory. Look for him to vie for the early lead in Saturday’s race and then start to retreat sometime during the backstretch run. This will be the first Belmont Stakes appearance for all of Il Miracolo’s connections.