The 2022 Belmont Stakes will be the 154th running of the race and the 111th time it has taken place at Belmont Park. Jim McLaughlin and Eddie Arcaro are the winningest jockeys in Belmont Stakes history, each winning six races. James G. Rowe Sr. is the winningest trainer with eight Belmont Stakes victories from 1883 to 1913.
Given all the history, there’s a method to picking which horses to focus on for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets in a Belmont Stakes like this, and SportsLine expert Jody Demling knows what it is. He can help you make the best 2022 Belmont Stakes picks possible.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the Belmont Stakes 2022 having nailed the winner of this race three of the last four years. He hit the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta in last year’s Belmont Stakes with Essential Quality. Two years ago, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of the field, and Barclay Tagg’s horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory. In 2018, he was all over Justify, jockey Mike Smith, and trainer Bob Baffert to make horse racing history at Belmont Park. The result: Justify became just the 13th Triple Crown winner ever, and anyone who followed Demling’s lead cashed in too.
He’s coming off a major heater in 2020: At one point, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world. this year’s Preakness trifecta. Anyone who has followed him is up huge. Now, he’s sharing all of his 2022 Belmont Stakes bets here.
Top 2022 Belmont Stakes expert picks
Here’s a refresher on these types of bets from SportsLine’s Jody Demling:
Belmont Stakes Exacta: Pick the first- and second-place finishers in the correct order. A $2 exacta returned $15.00 at the 2021 Belmont Stakes with Essential Quality and Hot Rod Charlie.
Belmont Stakes Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 trifecta returned $21.70 at the 2021 Belmont Stakes with Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie and Rombauer.
Belmont Stakes Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 superfecta returned a colossal $60.70 at the 2021 Belmont Stakes with Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie, Rombauer and Known Agenda.
You can see his picks here.
How to make 2022 Belmont Stakes bets
He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.
So which horses do you take? And in what combinations? Visit SportsLine to get Demling’s picks for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets for the 2022 Belmont Stakes.
2022 Belmont Stakes odds, field, contenders
HORSE ODDS PROJECTION
We the People 2-1 SEE PICKS
Mo Donegal 5-2 SEE PICKS
Rich Strike 7-2 SEE PICKS
Creative Minister 6-1 SEE PICKS
Nest 8-1 SEE PICKS
Barber Road 10-1 SEE PICKS
Golden Glider 20-1 SEE PICKS
Skippylongstocking 20-1 SEE PICKS
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Costa Rica 1, New Zealand 0
Senegal 1, Netherlands 0
Qatar 2, Ecuador 2
Matchday 2 picks
Qatar 0, Senegal 2
Netherlands 2, Ecuador 1
Matchday 3 picks
Ecuador 1, Senegal 1
Netherlands 3, Qatar 0
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Matchday 1 picks
England 2, Iran 0
United States 1, Wales 1
Matchday 2 picks
Wales 0, Iran 0
England 3, United States 0
Matchday 3 picks
Wales 1, England