Belmont Derby Invitational Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Belmont Derby Invitational is set for Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Belmont Derby Invitational Preview and Prediction
- Race: Belmont Derby Invitational
- Purse: $250,000
- Track: Belmont Park
- Date: October 3
- Post Time: 5:06 PM (ET)
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2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Handicapping
Known as the Jamaica Handicap until 2014, the Belmont Derby Invitational is open to horses aged three, and is run at 1 1/4 miles on the Belmont Park turf course.
A ‘Win And Your In’ race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf on November 7, the 2020 Belmont Derby has drawn a good betting field of nine entries.
Odds listed here are provided by the Belmont Park track handicapper.
2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick & Handicapping: Domestic Spending Race Odds: 5-2
A UK-bred colt that has done all his racing in the US, Domestic Spending didn’t race as a two-year-old and comes to Belmont with a record of three wins and third-place finish in four races.
That includes a last-out win going 1 3/16 miles on the Saratoga turf, where he prevailed by a diminishing head over two others he’ll face again here. Three starts back he picked up a win in an allowance-level race on the Belmont turf.
Trainer Chad Brown looks for his first Belmont Derby win, while jockey Javier Castellano has won three times before.
2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick & Handicapping: Gufo Race Odds: 3-1
The runner up last out in the Saratoga Derby behind Domestic Spending, Gufo had previously run off a streak of four straight wins, and sports an overall resume of four wins and two in-the-money finishes in six starts.
Two starts back he scored his first graded-stakes win in taking the (G3) Kent Stakes at Delaware Park in track record time. Prior to that he rallied from dead last to capture the English Channel stakes at Gulfstream Park.
He’s trained by Christophe Clement, jockey Junior Alvarado gets the call to ride.
2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick & Handicapping: No Word Race Odds: 9-2
The third-place runner in the Saratoga Derby, No Word is still looking for his first stakes win in what will be his third try at the highest level of racing.
In that Saratoga run he did score the first triple-digit Equibase speed figure of his career, and needs to repeat that kind of effort to challenge the top two here. He has a win on the Belmont inner turf, and the move to the main turf track and a stretch out in distance could benefit.
He’s trained by Todd Pletcher, who has won the race twice before, jockey Jose Ortiz won in 2017.
2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick & Handicapping: Pixelate Race Odds: 5-1
The most experienced runner in the field, Pixelate has only found the winner’s circle three times in 11 starts, but has also never finished out of the money in those with five second-place finishes and 3 times running third.
He comes in off a solid win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby where he tracked off a very slow pace and was still able to run down the leader in deep stretch. Prior to that he was second behind Gufo in the Kent Stakes.
The trainer is Michael Stidham, jockey Jose Lezcano won the race last year and goes for his fourth win overall.
Here’s My 2020 Belmont Derby Invitational Free Pick.
All of the top contenders in the race like to come from off the pace or are dead closers, so this sets up as a very interesting chess match for the jockeys. It’s possible that one of Domestic Spending or Pixelate will go forward from the gate and try to lull the field through slow fractions which plays against the closers.
Having said that, I think the distance will be a factor, and think Gufo will be coming late to grab the win at the wire. I’ll bet him to win and use Domestic Spending and Pixelate underneath in the exacta.
Long shot – Pixelate
Full Field: Belmont Invitational Betting Odds
- Domestic Spending 5-2
- Gufo 3-1
- No Word 9-2
- Pixelate 5-1
- Moon Over Miami 6-1
- Venezuelan Hug 8-1
- South Bend 12-1
- Ajourneytofreedom 20-1
- Mo Ready 30-1
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