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Belmont Stakes Odds: It's two-horse race, Big Brown v Casino Drive

 A few days away from the 2008 Belmont Stakes post time and odds are favoring two of the ten contenders in the final Triple Crown race. At the online sportsbook Bodog, the odds are heavily on the side of the Triple Crown hopeful, Big Brown, who had little trouble zooming past the contenders in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. And the small hoof injury did little to destabilize the confidence of the odds makers in Big Brown, he is now listed with betting odds 1/3 to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday with the bookmaker. Comparing the odds of the remaining candidates for Belmont glory, it's going to be a two-horse race folks, only Casino Drive coming close to Big Brown on the betting sheets. At Bodog Casino Drive is currently holding odds 7/2 to win the Belmont Stakes and deny Big Brown the Triple Crown. Denis of Cork is third with long odds 10/1, followed by Tale of Ekati at 16/1, the odds on the remaining Belmont Stakes contenders start at 33/1 all the way to underdog 50/1. And yes, Big Brown is odds favorite to win the Triple Crown at -300, compared to +220 if he fails to deliver on Saturday.

 The odds on Big Brown to win the Belmont Stakes this week are so skimpy, the bookie is offering betting odds on the 2008 Belmont race without the 3-year-old, giving bettors the chance to see some action by betting on another horse to finish first or second, rather than risking 3 to win just one. Naturally Casino Drive is favorite on those odds at 11/10, Denis of Cork would pay out on 4/1 odds if he finishes second or first and Tail of Ekati is at 6/1.

 To make betting more exciting and interesting, the odds makers at Bodog have posted various props on the Belmont Stakes race. For example, people can bet on what will Big Brown's margin of victory in the Belmont Stakes be, 1-5 lengths favorite at 2/9, but with little competition, the 6-10 lengths pays out on just 3/1 odds. Another interesting betting prop on the Belmont Stakes is which position will Big Brown be in at the official first quarter mile time of the Belmont Stakes? Considering the style exhibited so far, no surprise 3rd through 5th place is favorite with odds 5/7, while 1st or 2nd place pays even; 6th place or higher would multiply your bet by 14. Visit Bodog for the complete list of the 2008 Belmont Stakes odds.

 Published on 06/04/2008

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