Belmont Stakes Odds: Justify Moving Up. Justify’s chances of winning the Triple Crown just got a little better. After opening at even money on the Belmont Stakes futures market, Justify has improved to 4/5 at press time from Bovada – thanks in part to the absence of Audible and Good Magic, his two closest competitors. Hofburg is the new second favorite at 4/1, followed by Bravazo at 8/1. The best odds to Bet the Belmont are at Bovada.
While Good Magic was a long shot at best for the Belmont, there was some talk about Audible joining the field for June 9, but trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed on Friday that his horse would focus instead on the summer campaign. Also not slated to compete is My Boy Jack, who was originally pointed at the Belmont after skipping the Preakness Stakes. Both Audible and My Boy Jack share co-owners with Justify, who will try to become the 13th horse to complete the Triple Crown.
Pletcher does have two other horses listed as probable for June 9: Vino Rosso (9/1) and Noble Indy (33/1), both winners earlier this year on the Triple Crown trail. Tenfold (10/1), Blended Citizen (14/1), Gronkowski (33/1) and Free Drop Billy (50/1) are the other hopefuls on the Belmont futures market at press time.