2020-06-20 20:12:24 UTC
........Top 2020 Belmont Stakes predictions
One surprise: Goldberg is completely fading Dr Post, even though he's one of the
favorites at 5-1. In fact, Goldberg says Dr Post doesn't even hit the board. A
$400,000 purchase two years ago, this son of Quality Road has two wins in three
career starts. He has won both of his races since returning from an eight-plus
month layoff in March, earning a solid 96 Beyer Speed Figure in his maiden win
two starts ago.
But his last-out Beyer of 86 is well shy of the best in the field (97 by Tap It
to Win). In addition, Dr Post will make a significant jump in class on Saturday.
Goldberg doesn't rank Dr Post in his top four and won't be using him on any 2020
Belmont Stakes bets.
Another curveball: Goldberg is high on Pneumatic, who's listed at 8-1 in the
Belmont Stakes 2020 odds. The Steve Asmussen-trained horse was a late addition
to the 2020 Belmont Stakes field, but he's the son of Uncle Mo, a three-time
graded stakes winner who had Kentucky Derby aspirations before an illness forced
him to be scratched.
After not running as a two-year-old, Pneumatic won his maiden special weight in
February and an optional claims race in late April at Oaklawn Park. Then, he
took third at the graded Matt Winn late last month. Pneumatic's outside post
position could bode extremely well for the three-year-old colt.
"Pneumatic has made just three career starts, but he has improved every time,"
Goldberg told SportsLine. "His two wins came when he was drawn outside, while
his one loss came when he drew the rail. He has drawn the far outside post on
How to make 2020 Belmont Stakes picks
Goldberg is also high on a double-digit long shot who "could be dangerous."
Goldberg's including this horse in his exactas and superfectas, and so should
you. He's sharing which horse to back only at SportsLine.
Who wins the Belmont Stakes 2020? Which double-digit long shot hits the board?
And how has the Hammer formulated his bets? Check out the latest Belmont Stakes
odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Goldberg's picks for the Belmont
Stakes, and find out.
2020 Belmont Stakes field, odds
Tiz the Law (6-5)
Sole Volante (9-2)
Dr Post (5-1)
Tap It to Win (6-1)
Max Player (15-1)
Farmington Road (15-1)
Fore Left (30-1)
Jungle Runner (50-1)