There are several horses with Triple Crown experience taking part in the 2022 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, but an inexperienced horse is the favorite. We the People, who has only raced four times in his career, is the 2-1 favorite in the 2022 Belmont Stakes odds. He is joined by Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (7-2) along with Churchill Downs entrant Mo Donegal (5-2). Another inexperienced horse, Creative Minister, is also one of the 2022 Belmont Stakes contenders. Creative Minister has finished in the money in all four of his career starts, which is more than We the People can claim. Should he be included in your 2022 Belmont Stakes bets at 6-1? Before making any 2022 Belmont Stakes picks, you need to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg is saying.
The former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he had dinner before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led Goldberg to play Zito’s 36-1 monster long shot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg won $24,000.
His success has continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March 2020, Hammer gave out a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the 2020 Belmont Stakes, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who scored a convincing victory in the year’s first Triple Crown race. Hammer also nailed the exacta in the Blue Grass Stakes, Haskell Stakes and Pacific Classic that year.
Last year, he hit the Essential Quality-Hot Rod Charlie exacta in the Belmont Stakes. And three weeks ago he nailed the Early Voting-Epicenter exacta in the Preakness Stakes. Anyone who has followed him in these races is way up.
Now, he’s turned his attention to the 2022 Belmont Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his wagers. Head to SportsLine to see them.
2022 Belmont Stakes expert predictions
One surprise: Goldberg is completely fading We the People, even though he is the morning-line favorite at 2-1. We the People is a popular pick to win the Belmont Stakes 2022 based on his speed, as he is the fastest horse in the field. He also looked strong at Belmont Park, where he won the Peter Pan Stakes his last time out.
There are too many factors working against him to create any value at such short odds on Saturday, though. He has the least experience of any horse in the 2022 Belmont Stakes field and looked overmatched against quality competition in the Arkansas Derby, finishing in seventh place. Goldberg is not going to back We the People in a race where he must face multiple horses who have Triple Crown experience this season.
How to make 2022 Belmont Stakes picks
Hammer’s top pick is a long shot who is “great value” and is a “perfect fit” with his jockey. Goldberg is including this horse in his 2022 Belmont Stakes bets, and so should you. He’s sharing which horses to back only at SportsLine.
So what long shot wins the Belmont Stakes 2022? And how has Hammer constructed his wagers? Check out the latest Belmont Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Hammer’s picks for the Belmont Stakes.