Internet Racebook Sportsbook.com has posted Belmont Stakes odds on Rags to Riches at 3 to 1 odds making the horse on of the contenders at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 9th, 2007 at 6:25 PM EST. The filly is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be ridden by jockey John Velazquez, who is 0 for 10 at Belmont Park. Rags to Riches will be racing out of the seventh and final gate.
Belmont Stakes odds expert handicapper Anthony Stabile had this to say about Rags to Riches, “Is it just me, or do you think of the opening scene from "GoodFellas" whenever you say her name? Anyway, I'm glad to see someone willing to think outside the box, or oval if you prefer, and give the public a chance to see something special. A Derby/Preakness winner rematch would have been great but a filly taking on the boys is just as good in my opinion, especially when it's a superstar in the making like this lass. She's done very little wrong so far in her career. Since finishing fourth in her debut, she's rattled off four consecutive wins, including three Grade 1's in a row. And if you watched the Kentucky Oaks closely you may be of the opinion that she hated the muddy track like I believe. She won that, by 4 ½ lengths under a hand ride mind you, on her class alone. She's by A.P. Indo, who won this event in 1992 on his way to Horse of the Year honors and is a half sister to last year's Belmont winner Jazil. While you need to be afraid of the distance limitations of some in here, when it comes to her it should be the furthest thing from your mind. Her biggest questions is simple- is she good enough? I think she's ready to answer with a resounding yes. I don't often pick or bet a filly running against colts but I'm making an exception here. I think she's that good. The pick to win the 2007 Belmont, I'm keying her on top in all exotic plays, using her in all multi-race wagers and if I'm not alive in the pick three or pick four, I'll be playing her to win.”
Sportsbook.com has posted horse racing betting odds on which horse will win the 2007 Belmonth Stakes.
C P West: 12-1
Slews Tizzy: 25-1
Hard Spun: 3-1
Rags to Riches: 3-1