Belmont Stakes Trifecta Picks, Advice and Tips

My Belmont Stakes Trifecta picks are in. Lock these easy winners in now. Which horse will win this Saturday at Belmont Park? More importantly, which horses will go 1-2-3?

Belmont Stakes Trifecta Part Wheel Bet

  • 1: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie
  • 2: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie, Essential Quality
  • 3: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie, Essential Quality, Rock Your World

Total Cost: $8, $1 per combination

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Belmont Stakes Trifecta Picks & Advice

I recommend a 4 horse Trifecta Part Wheel, keying 2 horses in the first position, 3 horses in the second position and 4 horses in the third. Why?

A 4 horse Trifecta Box costs $24, $1 per combination. But a 4 horse Trifecta Part Wheel using my recommendation is only $8, $1 per combination. The part wheel bet is more efficient. You stand to win more for a much cheaper wager.

You save money because your third horse is excluded from the first key. Also, your fourth horse is excluded from both the first and second keys. Why pay for these horses if they’re not likely to win?

You’ll be making a more efficient bet with higher profit potential. And you’ll be way ahead of the newbie crowd. They tend to bet win, place or show only.

How to Key Horses in a Trifecta Part Wheel

Review the clip from our “How to Bet on Horses” video tutorial below. I’ll discuss this wager and each horse below.

Let’s create our Trifecta Part Wheel keys from the Belmont Stakes Odds table.

Preakness winner Rombauer is my favorite to win. His exciting finish at Pimlico 3 weeks ago showed he has the ability to close in big races. Previously he was 3rd at the G2 Bluegrass Stakes on April 3, 2021. He won the El Camino Real Derby on February 13, 2021.

Now let’s pick one more horse for the first key. Also add this horse to your 2nd and 3rd keys.

Hot Rod Charlie was recently 3rd at the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2021. He’s been entered in the Belmont Stakes in lieu of the Preakness. His last victory was at the G2 Louisiana Derby on March 20, 2021. He finished a close second in the 2020 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race.

Next, we’ll add a third horse to our 2nd key. Also put this horse in the 3rd key.

Essential Quality finished the Kentucky Derby 4th despite being a heavy favorite to win. Before the derby he was undefeated, having won the 2021 G2 Bluegrass Stakes, 2021 G3 Southwest Stakes, 2020 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and 2020 G1 Breeders Futurity.

Finally we’ll add a 4th and final horse to our 3rd key.

Rock Your World finished a disappointing 17th at the Kentucky Derby. Before that, he won the G1 Santa Anita Derby on April 3, 2021. On February 27, 2021, he won the Pasadena Stakes.

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Belmont Stakes Trifecta Picks

Belmont Stakes Trifecta Part Wheel Bet

  • 1: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie
  • 2: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie, Essential Quality
  • 3: Rombauer, Hot Rod Charlie, Essential Quality, Rock Your World

Total Cost: $8, $1 per combination

How to Make this Bet

There are 3 ways to bet trifectas. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The simplest is a straight trifecta. It’s also difficult to win. You can only pick 3 horses. These horses must finish in the exact order you specified.

Trifecta Boxes and Wheels are two alternatives. You can add more than 3 horses to either bet. This increases the likelihood of winning in exchange for a higher bet cost.

The following video explains how to place a wheel bet. The procedure is the same for exactas and superfectas. Watch the entire video for help with other bets!

  1. Straight Trifecta Bet – Pick 3 horses to finish in the top 3 positions. Final order matters.
  2. Trifecta Box Bet – Pick any number of horses to finish in the top 3 positions. Final order does not matter.
  3. Trifecta Part Wheel Bet – Select horses to key into each position: first, second and third. Final order does matter depending on how you key each horse.

Efficiency Increases Value

Trifecta Boxes are more likely to win because final order does not matter. A box is less efficient than a wheel because you end up buying more combinations than you need.

Trifecta Part Wheels are harder to win because you must select and key horses correctly. However a part wheel is more efficient than a box. You will invest less bankroll to potentially win more money.

How to Place a Belmont Stakes Trifecta Wheel Bet?
Visit our recommended online race books. Wait until the field is set and each horse is assigned a starting position. Fill out your Trifecta Wheel ticket with each horse’s corresponding number. Then sit back and get rich!

Tables and Reference

More Trifecta betting information, cost tables and advice:

  1. Trifecta Wheel Betting – Includes trifecta wheel equation, calculations and cost tables.
  2. Trifecta Box Betting – Discussion of Trifecta Box Bet, cost calculation and tables

References


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