Belmont Stakes Odds, Favorites, Contenders; US Presidential Odds Updated

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With Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist scratched for the Belmont Stakes and the anticipated rubber match with Preakness Stakes champion and Derby runner-up Exaggerator now a pipedream, the aforesaid Exaggerator is a prohibitive 10/11 to win the Belmont Stakes.

Suddenbreakingnews, who finished fifth in the Run for the Roses and sat out the Preakness, is next at 6/1. Pimlico runner-up Cherry Wine is 8/1 to sip from the victor’s glass, followed very closely by Stradivari and 9/1 and Destin at 10/1. Stradivari was the fourth place finisher in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Another horse that skipped the Preakness, Brody’s Cause is 12/1 with fifth place Preakness horse Lani at 14/1. Rounding out the field are the biggest long shots: Unified and Mo Tom each at 20/1 and Creator the least likely to evolve into the winner at 22/1. All odds are from Pinnacle Sportsbook.

In other odds news, the Democratic Party regardless of nominee is expected to capture the White House in the November elections as 4/9 favorites. Republicans are 7/4 underdogs with a third-party candidate not considered an impossible dream at 33/1.

Irish sportsbook Paddy Power also has lines for specific candidates. Hillary Clinton is 1/2, with Donald Trump at 7/4. The bookies aren’t assuming Clinton is the automatic nominee with Bernie Sanders at 20/1. Perhaps conspiracy theorists will want to invest in Joe Biden at 33/1. anchor Joe Duffy’s Picks will have the win, place, and show and perhaps more by race day. Duffy is in the midst of one of the best MLB betting seasons in sports wagering history. 

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