Belmont Stakes Odds: Justify Improves as Field Narrows. As expected, Justify’s road to the Triple Crown has gotten that much easier. With Audible, Good Magic and My Boy Jack all out of the running, Justify has improved from even money to 4/5 on the Belmont Stakes futures market at press time. Hofburg is the new second favorite, moving up from 7/1 to 4/1 at Bovada.
Justify has yet to lose a race in his short career, running his record to 5-0 with victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. And his chances of completing the Triple Crown only got better when Audible (third in the Derby), Good Magic (second in the Derby, fourth at the Preakness) and My Boy Jack (fifth at the Derby) were all taken out of Belmont contention. Audible and My Boy Jack, both of whom share co-owners with Justify, were originally pointed at Belmont Park after skipping the Preakness.
Given the many parallels between Justify and American Pharoah, the previous Triple Crown winner from 2015, we could easily see history made again at the Run for the Carnations. The post position draw is June 6, with the race itself on June 9. NBC has extended television coverage beginning at 4 PM ET. Bet on horse racing at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.