Rich Strike Belmont Stakes Horse Odds, History & Predictions

Rich Strike odds, history and predictions for 2022 Belmont Stakes.
Rich Strike odds, history and predictions for 2022 Belmont Stakes. / Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

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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Rich Strike Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position

Rich Strike currently has 7-2 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2022. That has him as an exciting bet in the Belmont Stakes, with good enough odds to win. Rich Strike drew the 4th post position for the Belmont Stakes. 

Rich Strike Horse Trainer and Jockey

Rich Strike is trained by Eric R. Reed. Reed hails from a family of horsemen and has enjoyed success at tracks across the country, amassing more than 1,400 wins since taking out his license in 1985. Reed won the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland with Satan’s Quick Chick in 2009 and earned a career-defining victory in 2022 when Rich Strike pulled off an 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Sonny Leon  will be riding Rich Strike; Leon made his first start in the Kentucky Derby a memorable one when he guided Rich Strike to an 80-1 upset win in the 2022 run for the roses.

Rich Strike Race History

Rich Strike has a career record of 8 starts, 2 wins and 3 third place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 4th in the leaderboard. Rich Strike comes into the Belmont after his historic upset victory at Churchill Downs. Rich Strike comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Keen Ice, who achieved first place at the 2017 Suburban Handicap.

Rich Strike Prediction and Pick

Rich Strike has a very determined trainer looking for his first Belmont Stakes win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 106, Rich Strike has 7-2 odds and has a great shot to finish at the top of the Belmont Stakes. Sonny Leon launched his career in 2015 and has had success on smaller racing circuits, racking up nearly 800 wins. Leon has been the leading rider at Mahoning Valley for the past three years. He performed so well last year that he ended 2021 ranked 11th in the nation for total victories. Rain or shine, Rich Strike has been pronounced to be as good as he can be in preparation for the Test of the Champion. Or, in this case, the test of the maiden winner who stunned the racing world by stealing America’s biggest race!

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