The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the horse racing Triple Crown, is usually distinguished by its longer distance, but that will not be the case this year. Saratoga Race Course is hosting the Belmont Stakes 2024 on Saturday due to ongoing construction at Belmont Park, causing the length to be shortened from 1.5 miles to 1.25 miles. Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan won the first leg of the Triple Crown at this length, but Sierra Leone finished a nose behind him and is rested after skipping the Preakness Stakes. Sierra Leone is the 9-5 favorite in the 2024 Belmont Stakes odds, followed by Mindframe (7-2) and Mystik Dan (5-1). Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey (8-1) is also among the 2024 Belmont Stakes horses. Which horses should you target with your 2024 Belmont Stakes bets? 

Post time is scheduled for 6:41 p.m. ET on Saturday. Before making any 2024 Belmont Stakes picks for the 156th Run for the Carnations, you need to see our 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet, 2024 Belmont Stakes racing form, and 2024 Belmont Stakes past performances featuring analysis from renowned horse racing handicapper Jody Demling

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2024 Belmont Stakes having nailed the winner in the third leg of the Triple Crown four of the last six years, including an exacta in 2022 with Mo Donegal and Nest. He also called Flightline's win at the Breeders' Cup Classic in November of that year. 

Demling is at his best in the biggest horse races in the world like the Kentucky Derby 2024. In fact, he has hit 11 of the last 16 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both races all but five times in the last 16 years. He's also called 10 of the last 20 Preakness winners, including nailing his Preakness winner, exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks in 2023 and then hitting the trifecta in 2024. Anyone who has followed him is up huge.

Now, with the 2024 Belmont Stakes odds already on the board, SportsLine has teamed up with Demling to provide a complete 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet racing form with connections, past performances, speed figures, expert picks and more, all to save you time on your Belmont Stakes bets. It's a must-see 2024 Belmont Stakes primer. Go here to see it.

2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet 

With SportsLine's Belmont Stakes 2024 cheat sheet, you'll get valuable information for every horse in the 2024 Preakness Stakes field. The 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet will give you post position, connections, odds, career record, earnings, past performances and speed figures. You'll also get analysis from Demling on each horse, including his breakdown of Seize the Grey, who is coming off a wire-to-wire win in the Preakness Stakes.

Seize the Grey drew the rail when the 10-horse field was set on Monday, and now jockey Jaime Torres will have to decide whether to race his colt out of the gate intent on the lead when Saturday's race begins. Seize the Grey won the Preakness Stakes by more than two lengths in wire-to-wire fashion, but trainer D. Wayne Lukas does not think his horse has to take an early lead on Saturday. He told reporters that Seize the Grey is "very manageable" and is not a one-dimensional horse. Seize the Grey has shown consistent improvement throughout his career, and now he will try to overcome the "Test of the Champion" against an elite field that features multiple rested horses. 

Here's a sample of the 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet with Seize the Grey's PPs:

Seize the Grey

Post position: 1
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas (Belmont winner in '94, '95, '96, '00)
Jockey: Jaime Torres
Odds: 8-1
Career earnings: $1,819,940 (third in Belmont field)
Career record (starts-win-place-show): 10-4-0-3
Notable win: Preakness Stakes (G1)
Best consensus speed figure: 101 (fifth in Belmont field)
Last Race: 1st by 2.25, lengths Preakness Stakes (G1)
Analysis: The D. Wayne Lukas trained colt proved me wrong in the Preakness Stakes. There will be more pace for him to deal with in this one and I believe the distance will prove too much. I believe his odds will end up being higher in the Belmont than they were in the Preakness.

With the Belmont Stakes 2024 cheat sheets from SportsLine, you can get a breakdown and important details on every horse in the field on Saturday. Click here for everything you need as a horse racing handicapper ahead of the 156th Belmont Stakes.

How to make 2024 Belmont Stakes picks, bets

Demling also has a surprising prediction for Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan. See all of Demling's picks and analysis now and give yourself a head start on your research with our 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet racing form featuring past performances and more. This Belmont Stakes 2024 cheat sheet can save you time and give you a leg up ahead of the third race of the Triple Crown.

Who wins the 2024 Belmont Stakes and how can our 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheets make you a more informed horse racing handicapper? Check out the latest 2024 Belmont Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling's Belmont Stakes picks and see all the intel on the 2024 Belmont Stakes field with our 2024 Belmont Stakes cheat sheet and past performances.

2024 Belmont Stakes odds, futures, post draw

Prg #
1Seize the Grey8-1SEE PICKS
2Resilience10-1SEE PICKS
3Mystik Dan5-1SEE PICKS
4The Wine Steward15-1SEE PICKS
5Antiquarian12-1SEE PICKS
6Dornoch15-1SEE PICKS
7Protective20-1SEE PICKS
8Honor Marie12-1SEE PICKS
9Sierra Leone9-5SEE PICKS
10Mindframe7-2SEE PICKS