Will history be made at Belmont Park this evening? If the 2015 Belmont Stakes morning line is correct, it will indeed. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah is favored to win this evening’s race at 10 to 13 racing odds. Frosted is a second pick to the potential Triple Crown winner with a 5 to 1 listing and Materiality is getting 7 to 1 odds to spoil American Pharoah’s Belmont dreams.
A few colts have dropped out of the Belmont Stakes field and couple others have been added since the Preakness Stakes concluded, but not much has changed as far as the race’s expected outcome is concerned.
American Pharoah opened as the favorite and he remains the favorite on race day. History may not be on the colt’s side, but there is absolutely no reason to put any other contender ahead of the Zayat Stables product.
While Frosted and Materiality are certainly threats to win tonight’s Triple Crown finale, neither colt’s resume suggests they have what it takes to usurp American Pharoah. Frosted has two wins in eight career starts and while Materiality won his first three races, he placed sixth in the Kentucky Derby.
American Pharoah, meanwhile, had won four consecutive races heading into the Derby and he won the Run for the Roses and Preakness Stakes by a combined eight-lengths.
The duo will have at least one advantage on American Pharoah, though; they have not raced since the Kentucky Derby, which, theoretically, should give them fresher legs tonight. However, Pharoah’s owner Ahmed Zayat is not with that aspect of the 1 1/2-miles Belmont.
“I’m not underestimating (the distance issue), but if you’re good, you’re good,” Zayat said yesterday. “If he’s great he’ll do it. People ask if I’m upset he’s racing against fresh horses. No! It’s a tall order but tomorrow might be a day we all remember.”
2015 Belmont Stakes Morning Line: Horse Racing Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
American Pharoah (Post 5) 10/13
Frosted (Post 6) 5/1
Materiality (Post 8) 7/1
Madefromlucky (Post 3) 14/1
Mubtaahij (Post 1) 16/1
Keen Ice (Post 7) 16/1
Tale of Verve (Post 2) 25/1
Frammento (Post 4) 33/1