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Protective: Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

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Protective: Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the 156th Belmont Stakes, is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Belmont Stakes field of horses was drawn on Monday, June 3rd.

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Among the contenders is Protective.

Protective Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position

Protective's morning line odds are 20-1.

Protective drew post position 7.

Post
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
ML
1Seize The GreyD. Wayne LukasJaime Torres8-1
2ResilienceBill MottJunior Alvarado10-1
3Mystik DanKenny McPeekBrian Hernandez, Jr.5-1
4The Wine StewardMike MakerManny Franco15-1
5AntiquarianTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez12-1
6DornochDanny GarganLuis Saez15-1
7ProtectiveTodd PletcherTyler Gaffalione20-1
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Protective Horse Trainer and Jockey

Hall-of-Fame trainer Todd Pletcher has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer 8 times, including in 2022. He has won the Belmont Stakes 4 times already, and the Kentucky Derby twice (Always Dreaming in 2017 and Super Saver in 2010).

Todd Pletcher is the trainer for two other horses in this race: Antiquarian and Mindframe.

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione came in second this year at the Kentucky Derby while riding Sierra Leone. He also won the Preakness Stakes in 2019 with War of Will.

Protective Race History

Protective has yet to win in a career race. He has raced four times. The most recent was the Peter Pan Stakes on May 11th where he placed third.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Date
Track
Race
Finish
Speed Score
5/11/2024Belmont At The Big APeter Pan Stakes (Gr. 3)398
4/6/2024AqueductWood Memorial S. Presented by Resorts World Casino (Gr. 2)397
3/10/2024Tampa BayMaiden Special Weight485
7/22/2023SaratogaMaiden Special Weight277

Protective Belmont Stakes Prediction and Pick

Protective's average Speed Score is 93.3 across his last three races, below the field average of 98.

Protective reached his highest Speed Score, 98, during his last race on May 11th. This could indicate a possible uptick in future performance.


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