Wicked Strong Could Be Biggest Obstacle in ‘Chrome’s TC Path

Wicked Strong Could Be Biggest Obstacle in ‘Chrome’s TC Path

Category : News - Fri 06/06/2014 - 12:45 EDT

When the gates open on Saturday's Belmont Stakes, California Chrome and Wicked Strong are expected to be the betting favorites.

The 146th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM ET. The excitement of horse racing reaches peak levels each year with the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the potential Triple Crown. The horse everyone is interested in, California Chrome, has the opportunity to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history with a victory at Belmont on Saturday. Can it be done for the first time in 36 years? We will find out soon enough.

California Chrome Leads All Competitors into Belmont

California Chrome is the odds-on-favorite to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday evening with 3-5 odds from Las Vegas. Can California Chrome pull off the win? The horse has done it so far, winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, the first two legs of the horsing Triple Crown. California Chrome is trained by Art Sherman and the jockey is Victor Espinoza. California Chrome will run from post two this weekend.

Wicked Strong Out to Shock the World

The horse with the closest odds to winning the 2014 Belmont Stakes behind California Chrome is that of Wicked Strong with 6-1 odds. Wicked Strong will run from post nine in the hopes of ending the Triple Crown chase for California Chrome. The field features 11 horses, but all of the focus seems to be on California Chrome and Wicked Strong, the two horses most likely to grab a victory on Saturday.

Our bets for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday evening will be placed using the sportsbook found at Bovada.lv. Here, the oddsmakers have California Chrome as a 3-5 favorite to win the race and take home the Triple Crown. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on California Chrome to win, as he races into the record books, leaving Wicked Strong and the rest of the field in his dust.

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