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Sierra Leone: Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
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Sierra Leone: 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 Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position

Sierra Leone is the early favorite with 9-5 morning line odds.

Sierra Leone drew post position 9.

Post position
1Seize the GreyD. Wayne LukasJaime Torres8/1
2ResilienceBill MottJunior Alvarado10/1
3Mystik DanKen McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5/1
4The Wine StewardMike MakerManuel Franco15/1
5AntiquarianTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez12/1
6DornochDanny GarganLuis Saez15/1
7ProtectiveTodd PletcherTyler Gaffalione20/1
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Sierra Leone Horse Trainer and Jockey

Sierra Leone is trained by Chad Brown, who has placed in Triple Crown races numerous times including two wins at the Preakness Stakes.

Sierra Leone's jockey, Flavien Prat, has also had a fruitful career. Prat has wins at the Kentucky Derby in 2019 (Country House; after a DQ) and the Preakness Stakes in 2021 (Rombauer).

This will be Prat's first time racing with Sierra Leone. The horse was previously jockeyed by Tyler Gaffalione — including the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

Sierra Leone Race History

Sierra Leone has won three of five career races and has never finished worse than second. His most recent first-place win was at the Blue Grass Stakes on April 6th.

Sierra Leone also placed second in the 2024 Kentucky Derby, behind Mystik Dan.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
5/4/2024Churchill DownsKentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Gr. 1)2109
4/6/2024KeenelandToyota Blue Grass Stakes (Gr. 1)1107
2/17/2024Fair GroundsRisen Star Stakes (Gr. 2)198
12/2/2023AqueductRemsen Stakes (Gr. 2)299
11/4/2023AqueductMaiden Special Weight189

Sierra Leone Belmont Stakes Prediction and Pick

Considering Sierra Leone has averaged a Speed Score of 105.7 in his last three races, it's no surprise this horse is the morning-line favorite. This is the highest among the 2024 Belmont contenders.

Although, it's worth noting that Mystik Dan and Dornoch will also be at the post on June 8th — the only two horses who have taken first against Sierra Leone.

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