Belmont, NY – California Chrome has dusted 9 out the 11 Belmont Stakes entrants but two horses that have yet to meet Chrome are Commissioner and Tonalist. Commissioner has been given little respect after losing to Tonalist twice but some handicappers believe that the Todd Pletcher trained 2-year old is better than his conquer. Our 2014 Belmont Stakes Picks panel broke down Commissioner’s chance to spoil Cali Chrome’s bid for the elusive Triple Crown. Commissioner Betting Odds are at +3000 moneyline (Bet $1000 to win $30,000) at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
2014 Belmont Stakes Picks Analysis: Commissioner will be riden by white hot jockey Javier Castellano who is currently recognized as the best pilot in the game. Along with a great jockey is trainer Todd Pletcher who is an exceptional Belmont Stakes player that won last year’s Belmont Stakes with Palace Malice. Todd Pletcher is known for acquiring blue-chip level talent and Commissioner’s bloodlines suggest that he can handle the 1.5 mile Belmont distance. Along with being well surrounded, this horse has experience having run in four graded stakes races.
Part of Pletcher’s Belmont success could be attributed to location with New York and Belmont his proven stomping grounds. Commissioner got left in the dust by Tonalist in the Peter Pan Stakes to finish a distant second but it is possible that we have yet to see the best of this racehorse. Expect Pletcher’s charge to finish in the money at the more than favorable 30 to 1 odds.
2014 Belmont Stakes Picks Play: Commissioner To Finish In Top 3