Online Gambling Buzzing with Belmont Updates

Published Sunday, May 31, 2009 -

Will Calvin Borel win the Triple Crown? It is with great satisfaction the owners of Mine That Bird have acquired the skillfull jockey Calvin Borel to ride in the 141st Belmont Stakes next Saturday. Mine That Bird is the favorite to win the Belmont at 4/3 and now with the official word that Rachel Alexandra will not run the race. Dunkirk is the second favourite to win at 5/1.

Co-owner of Rachel Alexandra Jess Jackson, decided that his horse needed some time out after a long schedule of races. "We know the media and many fans would have liked to see her run in the Belmont Stakes, we feel the same," Jackson said, " but all of us sincerely interested in the horse, must agree that we only want to see her run when it is best for her."

Online gambling web sites are catching up with their odds adjustments as the news came down. Borel was ready to ride the filly to victory again but is now taking Mine That Bird, his other winning horse, out for training rides this Monday. Borel has come out of the gate more than 25,000 times, on over 4,000 winners, he is definitely a seasoned professional. Borel has never tried the Belmont and is excited about the proposition. This is the first time Borel, riding the Belmont favorite, has a chance to sweep the Triple Crown.

Other horses and riders are now being studied by the wagering public who have the added advantage of online opinions instantly. Mr. Hot Stuff, Brave Victory and Summer Bird are now possible contenders with history and stats to prove their worth on the track. Currently in training at Keeneland, Mr. Hot Stuff will be ridden in the Belmont Stakes by Edgar Prado, who has won the Run for the Carnations twice before.

"...It looks to me like Brave Victory will go the distance," commented trainer Nick Zito after a workout. Jockey Rajiv Maragh will ride Brave Victory.

Summer Bird has been taking his time getting used to the track. "I expect him to be a little uncertain about his footing, it's only natural when you change surfaces," said trainer Tim Ice. "Overall, he's coming along good; each day he's getting better with it." Kent Desormeaux will jockey Summer Bird.

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