Top Sleeper Picks for the 2021 Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes sleepers Bourbonic

The final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown will wrap things up this Saturday with the highly-anticipated return of the Belmont Stakes. With no thoroughbred in contention for the Triple Crown itself, this leaves open the door for one of several sleeper candidates to break through with a victory at the Test of the Champion.

Read on for our three sleeper picks for the 2021 Belmont Stakes below. And to be on top of all the latest news from on and off the racetracks, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.

Rebel’s Romance (+1,100)

With four wins over its last five races, Rebel’s Romance is one thoroughbred worth keeping tabs on at the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

The three-year-old gelding’s only loss came in February during its fourth career mile-long race at the Saudi Derby. A month after that defeat, Rebel’s Romance bounced back with a victory at an even longer 9.5-furlong track in the UAE, showing great endurance for what’s to come at Belmont Park. 

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Bourbonic (+1,600)

The dismal 13th-place finish at the Kentucky Derby leaves a lot to be desired from Calumet Farms product Bourbonic, who’s now failed to place in three of seven career races.

On the other hand, sitting out the Preakness Stakes should have three-time Belmont Stakes winner Todd Pletcher’s top horse in much better condition as another viable sleeper candidate to win it all this Sunday. After all, Bourbonic won three races and finished as the runner-up in another over his last four starts prior to the Kentucky Derby.

Overtook (+2,500)

While its name may be somewhat of a laughing matter, Overtook’s results should be taken rather seriously.

Apart from placing in each of its last four starts along with a win at Aqueduct in December, being another one of Pletcher’s contending colts should also boost the value of the bay thoroughbred in bettors’ eyes. Overtook’s test run at Belmont also yielded promising results, finishing third at the Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes this past May.

Make sure that your wagers for the 2021 Belmont Stakes are made to cross the finish line by checking out our sports betting guide after this.

*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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