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Belmont Stakes 2024 predictions, field, odds: Win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta expert picks

There is no Triple Crown on the line, but there are plenty of intriguing storylines heading into the 2024 Belmont Stakes, which will take place on Saturday, June 8 at Saratoga Race Course. Belmont Park is unavailable due to construction, so the “Test of the Champion” will be run elsewhere for the first time since 1967. Sierra Leone is the 7-4 favorite in the 2024 Belmont Stakes odds. Fierceness (3-1), Mystik Dan (5-1) and Seize the Grey (6-1) are all close behind in the Belmont Stakes 2024 odds. The 2024 Belmont Stakes distance will shrink to 1 1/14 miles instead of the traditional 1 1/2 due to the venue change to Saratoga. With so much to consider while making your 2024 Belmont Stakes picks, a little expert help can go a long way.

While there won’t be a Triple Crown winner in 2024, history is still on the line. Only 52 horses have ever won two legs. The rarest combination has been winning only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, which has only been accomplished 11 times. That will be the challenge for Mystik Dan, who was a longshot winner in a photo finish at Churchill Downs. Mystik Dan then ran a strong race at Pimlico but ultimately settled for second in the Preakness Stakes behind Seize the Grey. If Seize the Grey wins, he’ll be the 19th horse ever to win just the Preakness and Belmont. 

Given all the history, there’s a method to picking which horses to focus on for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets in the Belmont Stakes, and SportsLine expert Jody Demling knows what it is. He can help you make the best 2024 Belmont Stakes picks possible.

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2024 Belmont Stakes having nailed the winner of the Belmont Stakes four of the last six years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline’s win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November of that year. 

Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Belmont Stakes 2024. In fact, he has hit 11 of the last 16 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. He’s also called 10 of the last 20 Preakness winners, including nailing his Preakness winner, exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks in 2023 and then the trifecta again in 2024. Anyone who has followed him is up huge. 

He keenly understands when the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes winners were poised for victory or a massive upset in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Anyone who has followed him is up huge. Now, he’s sharing all of his 2024 Belmont Stakes bets here.

Top 2024 Belmont Stakes expert picks

Here’s a refresher on these types of bets from SportsLine’s Jody Demling:

Belmont Stakes Exacta: Pick the first- and second-place finishers in the correct order. A $2 exacta returned $68 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Arcangelo and Forte.

Belmont Stakes Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 trifecta returned $133.24 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Arcangelo, Forte and Tapit Trice.

Belmont Stakes Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 superfecta returned $292.50 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Hit Show and $191.50 with Angel of Empire after a tie for fourth.

Demling is fading Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey. Instead, he is building his tickets around Sierra Leone and a big longshot who “keeps getting better and better.” You can see his picks here

How to make 2024 Belmont Stakes bets

Demling has specific recommendations for exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers so you can cover all your bases at the Belmont Stakes 2024. He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.

So which horses do you take, and in what combinations? Visit SportsLine to get Demling’s picks for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets for the 2024 Belmont Stakes.

2024 Belmont Stakes odds, horses

Horse Odds Projections
Sierra Leone 7-4 SEE PICKS
Fierceness 3-1 SEE PICKS
Mystik Dan 5-1 SEE PICKS
Seize the Grey 6-1 SEE PICKS
Thorpedo Anna 10-1 SEE PICKS
Antiquarian 12-1 SEE PICKS
Honor Marie 12-1 SEE PICKS
Dornoch 12-1 SEE PICKS
The Wine Steward 18-1 SEE PICKS
Catching Freedom Possible SEE PICKS
Tuscan Gold Possible SEE PICKS

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