Belmont Stakes: What you need to know, presented by 1st Bet
Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET, Saturday, NBC.
Bookmakers round table: The Triple Crown begins with the Belmont Stakes, and Tiz The Law will be a heavy favorite. On a special, pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Las Vegas experts Vinny Magliulo, Chris Andrews, Johnny Avello and Duane Colucci handicap every horse in the race and offer their wagering tips. LISTEN HERE.
Hear from the favorite’s jockey: The Belmont Stakes is the focus of the regular Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Jockey Manny Franco discusses his ride on the favorite Tiz The Law. Maggie Wolfendale Morley of Fox Sports and NYRA TV examines the Belmont field. Jeff Siegel of XBTV handicaps the race. LISTEN HERE.
Will pace make the race? Tiz The Law’s closest pursuers at the end of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes may be determined by putting together the pace puzzle early in the race. The big question is whether one or two horses will try to set the pace. CONTINUE READING.
Handicapping advice: Dave Tuley on how to handicap under the unusual circumstances of this Triple Crown series. CONTINUE READING.
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Get best bets from humans: Jeff Siegel has his Belmont Stakes picks posted in 1st Bet’s Belmont Stakes Wager Guide. DOWNLOAD HERE. (The guide will be updated with analysis from Brent Musburger and Eddie Olczyk later today.)
Get best bets from artificial intelligence: One of the unique features in the aforementioned 1st Bet app is that you can generate plays by selecting what handicapping factors you value most and the AI leverages data from 200,000 races to surface the horses with those characteristics. Here is 1st Bet technology’s guidance on the Belmont Stakes and every other race on the Belmont card Saturday. DOWNLOAD HERE.
And if you are looking to boost your bankroll early in the week . . .
Tuley & friends will be offering their plays. CHECK HERE DAILY.
Jeff Siegel has his Friday best bets POSTED HERE. (Jeff will be on Follow The Money in the third hour today.)
Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
The Patriots are the most polarizing team going into 2020. Some expect them to fall flat on their face without Brady. Others think coach Bill Belichick will keep it together with bubble gum and scotch tape like he did in 2008 when New England went 11-5 under Matt Cassel. It all depends on what you think of Tom Brady’s likely replacement under center: Jarrett Stidham. Can the 2nd year pro and former 4th round pick out of Auburn play? If so, there’s hope in Foxborough. If not, it could be a long season. CONTINUE READING.
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Jeff Fogle on Korean and Japense baseball
Jeff Fogle previews the showcase weekend series in the KBO and the opening of Japan’s baseball league. READ MORE.
Jason Latus, our database guru, has added advanced stats for the Korea Baseball Organization to VSiN.com. CHECK THEM OUT.
Bill’s Vegas Insights
Some members of Team VSiN and I headed downtown Thursday for a field trip to the Circa Resort and Hotel construction site. VSiN will have a studio looking out over the majestic three-story sportsbook, which has a certain "Tiger Stadium facade" look to it.
Wait till you see it.
Owner Derek Stevens announced this week that the first five floors — which include the sportsbook, the casino, the restaurants and the over-the-top pool — will open Oct. 28. The hotel itself will be ready before the end of the year.
I wish I could show you "before" photos, but the renderings on the Circa website will have to suffice for now. GO HERE. (Reservations open June 24.)
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