Tapit Shoes 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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Tapit Shoes Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
Tapit Shoes currently has 20-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2023. That has him as an exciting bet in the Belmont Stakes. Tapit Shoes drew the 1st post position for the Belmont Stakes.
Tapit Shoes Horse Trainer and Jockey
Tapit Shoes 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. Jose Ortiz will be riding Tapit Shoes. In 2022, Ortiz continued to build a career worthy of eventual consideration for the Racing Hall of Fame. He tallied significant stakes wins with Letruska, Simplification, Obligatory, Regal Glory, and Jack Christopher, and he earned his second win in a Triple Crown race aboard Early Voting in the Preakness Stakes.
Tapit Shoes Race History
Tapit Shoes has a career record of 5 starts, 1 wins, 1 second, and 1 third-place finish. He comes into the Stakes placing 1st place on the leaderboard. Tapit Shoes was announced as a Belmont Stakes starter June 1. Based at Fair Grounds over the winter, he won his second career start there by 7 ½ lengths going 1 1/16 miles in December of last year and then ran fourth and third in a pair of allowance-optional claiming races before shipping to Oaklawn Park for his stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile Bath House Row Stakes April 22.
Tapit Shoes Prediction and Pick
Tapit Shoes has an up-and-coming trainer looking for his next Belmont Stakes victory. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 102, Tapit Shoes has 20-1 odds for Belmont victory. Tapit Shoes is a typical son of Tapit who needed more time to mature. With only five starts in his career, he raced greenly in his first three races, including his maiden victory at Fair Grounds by more than seven lengths. In April, he missed winning his first try in a stakes race by a head when he stretched out to 1 1/8 miles.