One day away from the 147th Belmont Stakes and a chance for Triple Crown glory, American Pharoah remains atop the betting world as the prohibitive favorite. The 3-year-old colt out of Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert stands as the 3/5 favorite from the No. 5 post at most online sportsbooks, mirroring the track’s morning line released Wednesday after the post draw.
However, Sportsbook.ag’s lines have shifted slightly with American Pharoah still the favorite but at 2/3. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner’s competitors also saw their odds shift, with top challenger Frosted moving from a morning line of 5/1 to 6/1.
The pair will line up beside each other at the starting gate of the 1 1/2-mile dirt track Saturday at Belmont Park in New York.
Most of the available prop bets currently have faith in American Pharoah’s attempt for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. He’s listed at 2/3 to win the final leg of horse racing’s top prize and 6/5 that he won’t.
Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Materiality held steady at 6/1 coming out of the No. 8 post, and so did his Madefromlucky at 12/1. Materiality is one of four horses to skip the Preakness after losing to American Pharoah at the Derby, giving him an extra three weeks rest.
Madefromlucky, sired by 2010 Preakness victor Lookin at Lucky, will appear in the second Grade 1 race of his career, finishing fourth at the Arkansas Derby in April also behind American Pharoah.
Mubtaahij’s odds moved down to 12/1 from 10/1, despite having just as much rest as Pletcher’s contenders. The Dubawi colt, trained by Michael de Kock, will break from the No. 1 post right on the rail, which has been kind to 23 previous winners in the Belmont’s century-and-a-half history.
Odds via Sportsbook.ag
1. Mubtaajih 12/1
2. Tale of Verve 16/1
3. Madefromlucky 12/1
4. Frammento 25/1
5. American Pharoah 2/3
6. Frosted 6/1
7. Keen Ice 20/1
8. Materiality 6/1