Belmont Stakes Outcomes 2022: Video Replay of Mo Donegal’s Race at Elmont | Information, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

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After having a large upset winner within the Kentucky Derby, issues returned to regular within the 2022 Belmont Stakes with betting favourite Mo Donegal getting the largest win of his profession.

Coming into the race with 7-2 odds (wager $200 to win $700), jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. took a conservative method with Mo Donegal earlier than turning him free. The horse got here out of the gate sluggish, sitting in sixth coming across the first flip.

There wasn’t a lot turnover on the leaderboard all through the race. We the Individuals was within the prime spot many of the method, adopted by Skippylongstocking and Nest.

Mo Donegal settled in at fourth place on the ¾-mile marker. Ortiz kicked issues into gear with the horse down the ultimate stretch for the win.

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Mo Donegal completed fifth at Churchill Downs 5 weeks in the past. He was 3¾ lengths behind Wealthy Strike.

Regardless of not making the board on the Kentucky Derby, Thomas Casale of the Motion Community defined why the three-year-old colt deserved his standing as the favourite for this race:

“Mo Donegal loves New York, nipping Preakness winner Early Voting within the Wooden Memorial, beating Zandon within the Remsen Stakes and breaking his maiden at Belmont. He’s rested and his hard-charging model is an ideal match for this monitor,” Casale stated.

Wealthy Strike and Mo Donegal have been the one horses that completed within the prime 5 on the Kentucky Derby who competed on the Belmont Stakes. Wealthy Strike, who pulled off the second-biggest upset in Kentucky Derby historical past, completed sixth within the eight-horse subject at Belmont Park.

Neither horse participated within the Preakness Stakes on Could 21. Early Voting, coming off a win at Pimlico, sat out the Belmont. Ortiz had a pleasant rebound efficiency after driving Armagnac to a seventh-place end three weeks in the past.

The Donegal Racing horse earned his fourth win in his previous six races. He entered the Kentucky Derby with loads of optimistic momentum coming off a win on the Wooden Memorial. It was an enormous step in the appropriate path after ending third on the Holy Bull Grade 3 stakes race on Feb. 5.

This race began similar to the Kentucky Derby for Mo Donegal. Ortiz bought him off to a sluggish begin from the primary submit, however he made up sufficient floor late to have a decent end.

The longer monitor at Belmont Park labored out significantly better for Mo Donegal’s strengths. He regarded stronger down the stretch of the 1.5-mile race whereas the remainder of the sector was carrying down.

Saturday’s victory marks the second on the Belmont Stakes for Ortiz (Creator, 2016). It is the win at a Triple Crown race for coach Todd Pletcher (three on the Belmont Stakes, two on the Kentucky Derby).

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