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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Skippylongstocking Belmont Stakes Odds and Post Position
Skippylongstocking currently has 20-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes in 2022. That has him as a longshot in the Belmont Stakes, with the second lowest odds to win. Skippylongstocking drew the 2nd post position for the Belmont Stakes, which should provide good chances of a good start.
Skippylongstocking Horse Trainer and Jockey
Skippylongstocking is trained by Saffie A. Joseph Jr. Joseph, Jr., broke through on the national stage when his colt Math Wizard scored an upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21, 2019. Manuel Franco will be riding Skippylongstocking; Franco posted new career-best totals for wins (251) and purse earnings ($17,068,709). He also earned him milestone 1,000th career win on Oct. 5, 2018, at Belmont Park on Courageous Bet.
Skippylongstocking Race History
Skippylongstocking has a career record of 10 starts, 2 wins, 1 second and 2 third place finishes. He comes into the Stakes placing 7th in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Belmont Stakes include a first place finish in the Gulfstream Park in 2022. Skippylongstocking comes from a strong lineage by way of his Sire Exaggerator, who achieved first place at the 2016 Haskell Stakes.
Skippylongstocking Prediction and Pick
Skippylongstocking has a very determined trainer looking for his first Belmont Stakes win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 102, Skippylongstocking has 20-1 longshot odds and is not expected to finish near the top of the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is back in the Belmont after his debut runner, Ny Traffic, finished ninth in 2020. Jockey Manuel Franco enjoyed success with his first Belmont Stakes mount in 2020, riding Tiz the Law to victory in the 152nd running that, in an unprecedented turn of events due to COVID-19, led off the Triple Crown series and was shortened to 1 1/8 miles. Skippylongstocking went off as one of the outsiders for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico racecourse last month. Could only manage 5th that day (of 9) so will need to improve a bit to lockdown a win on June 11th.
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