255: Episode 255: Betting the Belmont Stakes with racing expert Scott Shapiro


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The Sharp 600 podcast welcomes horse racing analyst Scott Shapiro of Twin Spires to talk about the Belmont Stakes, the altered Triple Crown schedule, and how to adjust your bets accordingly.
Due to COVID-19, the Triple Crown schedule has been rearranged. Normally the third race, the Belmont is now the first leg with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to follow. Not only that, the Belmont’s length has been shortened from 12 furlongs to nine.
What does this all mean? Scott and host Rob Cressy discuss:
- The track and length adjustments
- Tiz the Law, and historical data on betting the favorite
- Post position, and the advantage of inside vs. outside
- Long shots and where the best underdog value lies
- Making smarter high-risk bets and rounding out parlays
- Risk-adverse plays with enjoyment in mind
- Tiz the Law as a Triple Crown Winner?
- The best time to place bets and finding value in late odds
- Scott’s top Belmont Stakes picks
You can find Scott Shapiro on Twitter @ScottShap34. Connect with Rob Cressy @robcressy on Twitter and send in your feedback, best bets and bad beats with hashtag #Sharp600.
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