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

With Belmont Park undergoing renovations, the 2024 Belmont Stakes will run at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, with post time scheduled for 6:41 p.m. ET. Because of the change in venue, the Belmont Stakes 2024 will be contested at 1 1/4 miles instead of the traditional 1 1/2. The shortened distance could be the reason why legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas decided to enter Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey into the 2024 Belmont Stakes field. Seize the Grey went straight to the front in a wire-to-wire win at Pimlico and received the No. 1 gate in the 2024 Belmont Stakes post draw.

Despite his performance three weeks ago, Seize the Grey is fourth in the 2024 Belmont Stakes odds. Kentucky Derby runner-up Sierra Leone is the 9-5 favorite with fresh legs, while speedster Mindframe is 7-2. Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan is 5-1 as he makes his third start in five weeks. With so much to consider while making your 2024 Belmont Stakes picks, a little expert help can go a long way.

The 156th running of the Belmont Stakes will be the first since 1967 that wasn’t held at Belmont Park. Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker guided Damascus to victory in that race after winning the Preakness Stakes three weeks earlier. Flavien Prat will try to replicate that feat with Seize the Grey, who could become the 32nd horse in history to win the Preakness and Belmont. Meanwhile, Brian Hernandez Jr. will look for an American Classic double of his own with Mystik Dan, who could become the 25th horse in history to win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

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

Prg # Horse Odds Projections
1 Seize the Grey 8-1 SEE PICKS
2 Resilience 10-1 SEE PICKS
3 Mystik Dan 5-1 SEE PICKS
4 Wine Steward 15-1 SEE PICKS
5 Antiquarian 12-1 SEE PICKS
6 Dornoch 15-1 SEE PICKS
7 Protective 20-1 SEE PICKS
8 Honor Marie 12-1 SEE PICKS
9 Sierra Leone 9-5 SEE PICKS
10 Mindframe 7-2 SEE PICKS

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