Mo Donegal Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions
The 2022 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 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Some of the best three-year-old Thoroughbreds will run in the 154th running of the historic race.
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Mo Donegal Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
Mo Donegal currently has 5-2 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2022. That has him as a safe bet in the Belmont Stakes, with the second best odds to win. Mo Donegal drew the 6th post position for the Belmont Stakes.
Mo Donegal Horse Trainer and Jockey
Mo Donegal is trained by Todd Pletcher. Pletcher won his first Dubai World Cup day race in 2019, capturing the Godolphin Mile with Coal Front. That fall, he also scored a first-ever win in the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, as Vino Rosso took the $6 million race at Santa Anita Park. Irad Ortiz Jr will be riding Mo Donegal again following his 5th place finish at the 2022 derby; In 2015 he piloted Lady Eli to victory in each of her first three races including the Grade 1, $1-million Belmont Oaks Invitational. The same year he won the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf with Stephanie's Kitten.
Mo Donegal Race History
Mo Donegal has a career record of 6 starts, 3 wins, 0 second and 2 third place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 2nd in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Belmont Stakes include a first place finish at Wood Memorial. Mo Donegal comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Uncle Mo, who achieved first place at the 2011 Kelso Handicap.
Mo Donegal Prediction and Pick
Mo Donegal has a very determined trainer looking for his first Belmont Stakes win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 103, Mo Donegal has 5-2 longshot odds and is not expected to finish near the top of the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Todd Pletcher saddled five horses for the Belmont Stakes including the only filly in the field, Unlimited Budget. The move proved to be a wise one as he ended up in the Belmont winner's circle with Palace Malice. Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. earned a mount in the Belmont Stakes in 2016, and he won his first American classic race when capturing the Belmont aboard Creator in a well-timed ride. Mo Donegal is 5-2 odds favorite and should have the tenacity to finish among the top of the Belmont Stakes field. He’s a smart Win bet and we’d also pick Mo Donegal in any Exacta and Trifecta bets.
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