Belmont Stakes 2009 Winning Trifecta Box

ctsports picksAnalyst IJune 5, 2009

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 05:  Charitable Man gets a bath after a training session  in preparation for The Belmont Stakes on June 5, 2009 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wow it's the Belmont Stakes already. Seems like just yesterday some of these same horses were lining up to run for roses in Louisville, Kent. Since the first Saturday in May, the horse-racing world has been turned upside down. We have seen a 50-1 Kentucky Derby winner, and a filly won the Preakness for the first time in nearly 50 years. Today Sports Handicapper Craig Trapp gives his free trifecta box winning play.

This years Preakness sees Mine that Bird as the heavy favorite. Although this gelding has not done anything wrong in the last two races, I think you must play against this horse at this price. The style of a deep closer has not won the Belmont Stakes in forever, so let's throw him out and off the board and see if we can hit a big trifecta winning ticket.

Dunkirk was seen as the best colt until just a month before the Kentucky Derby. Now with a much-needed layoff, I think you will see this colt fresh and ready to run a great race. Hitting the board is a lock and the oddsmakers have made him 5-1, showing a ton of respect for a horse that is coming off a layoff.

Summer Bird is a very interesting super longshot. This horse has been working and loving the Belmont racecourse the past few weeks. An official five-furlong, 1:01 workout had hall-of-fame jockey Kent Desormeaux smiling from ear to ear. Looks like this colt is going to go out to the lead and might just be able to run away with this year's Belmont Stakes. At 15-1, he is definitely the best win wager of any horse in this year's race.

Charitable Man is the early-wagering second choice at 3-1. Without a doubt, this is the best horse in this race, but back class might be a problem. This is really the first race where he has faced the top three-year-olds, and it will be interesting to see where this colt will do his running. Sounds like the connections want him laying directly behind the front runner. This colt will get a huge head start over Mine that Bird and will have every shot to win this race.

The Belmont Stakes over the last 10 years has been the death of favorites, and this year we are making a stand against Mine that Bird. If this gelding runs off the board, the trifecta will pay big.

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