My Boy Jack is Back! Entered in the Belmont Derby

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July 6th 2018 – Updated July 7th 2018 5:15 PM CST

One of the more popular horses on this year’s Kentucky Derby Day–My Boy Jack-is making his first start of the year since the Run for the Roses in tomorrow’s Belmont Derby. The Belmont Derby will be aired live on Fox Sports 2 between 5 and 6 PM CST.

The Belmont Derby is a high profile turf race for 3-year-olds that carries a $1.2 million dollar purse. That is just $300,000 less than what the Preakness and Belmont Stakes offered. And it has attracted a great field which includes a winner of a recent Royal Ascot race, Hunting Horn, who won the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Below are the entries, post-positions, weights, jockey assignments and morning line odds:

The Belmont Derby

The Belmont Derby – 1 1/4th Mile – Race #10 at Belmont Park – Post-Time: Saturday July 7th at 5:30 PM CST. Televised by NBC 

Post/Horse/Jockey/Weight/Trainer/Odds
1. Channel Cat (122) – Saez/Pletcher – 30/1
2. Encumbered (122) – Gutierrez/Callaghan – 30/1
3. Analyze It (122) – J.Ortiz/Brown – 5/2
4. Hunting Horn (122) – Moore/O’Brien – 7/2
5. Maraud (122) – Velazquez/Pletcher – 12/1
6. Kingstar (122) – Boudot/Brandt – 12/1
7. Catholic Boy (122) – Castellano/Thomas – 4/1
8. Hawkish (122) –  Franco/Toner – 7/2
9. My Boy Jack (122) – Desormeaux/Desormeaux – 6/1

Race Commentary: One thing I have learned over the years, don’t try to handicap turf races. At least North American turf races. They are usually wide-open and totally unpredictable. That being said, you can make a boat load of money on exotics for this type of race (big purse, turf, distance, 3-year-olds). My recommendation, just enjoy the race and if you are going to bet, make small wager exotics using longshots. I might make a few myself but it wouldn’t be prudent to recommend them to my readers as they aren’t likely to hit. But if they do, they will pay out well.

Update:

The Belmont Derby is being aired live on Fox Sports 2. NBC’s coverage of the Belmont Park races stopped at 5PM.


On the Docket…

I should have an article for US Racing coming out soon that highlights how I became a fan of horse racing. I think you might enjoy it.

–Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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