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Make a Belmont Pick on potential Triple Crown spoiler Casino Drive

by Thomas Jensen on Saturday, June 7th, 2008

With rumors he might not race making the rounds at the track, Point-Spreads.com believes Casino Drive makes the most sense as a Belmont Pick that may have a shot of spoiling Big Brown’s chances at making Triple Crown history.  Internet racebook Sportsbook.com have Casino Drive at 5 to 2 odds just behind favorite Big Brown at 1 to 3 odds .  The 140th Belmont Stakes will take place at Belmont Park in Elmont Park, New York at 6:25 PM EST.

5 – Casino Drive
Trainer: Kazuo Fujisawa (Debut)
Jockey: Edgar Prado (2-8)    

See what the Belmont Pick Experts have to say about potential Triple Crown spoiler Casino Drive’s 2008 Belmont odds:

“Looked fabulous winning Peter Pan in his U.S. debut and just the second start of his career off a ten week layoff after dealing with shipping halfway across the world,” stated Belmont Pick Expert Anthony Stabile of VegasInsider.com when asked to comment on Casino Drive. “Should be more forwardly placed in here after breaking poorly last out. Learned a lot when pinned down along rail before splitting horses in stretch last out. Gets Prado who won the 2002 Belmont aboard Sarava and spoiled the Smarty Party in 2004 aboard Birdstone; both paid over $75. Is a half brother to the last two Belmont winners, Jazil and Rags to Riches.”

Here is what Stabile feels is the down side of betting on Casino Drive: “Has been using very unusual training methods leading up to this after working very quickly before Peter Pan; is he feeling the effects of his trip now? Is a huge bounce candidate after posting a big speed figure last out. May find pressure on the front end should he try and take them wire-to-wire. Will be making just his third career start in the Belmont; too much, too soon?”

Sportsbook.com has posted betting odds on whether Big Brown will win the Triple Crown in 2008:

Yes: -300

No: +200

Sportsbook.com has posted horse racing betting odds to win the 2008 Belmont Stakes:

Anak Nakal: 25 – 1

Big Brown: 1 – 3

Casino Drive: 5 – 2

DaTara: 25 – 1

Denis Of Cork: 10 – 1

Guadalcanal: 40 – 1

Icabad Crane: 18 – 1

Macho Again: 15 – 1

Readys Echo: 25 – 1

Tale Of Ekati: 18 – 1

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