On Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will look for his fifth Belmont Stakes victory with Seize the Gray, winner of the Preakness Stakes. He's 8-1 in the 2024 Belmont Stakes odds and will run from the rail. The three-year-old colt also won a Grade 2 race on the Kentucky Derby undercard, the Pat Day Mile. Whereas Seize the Gray came from off the pace in his May 4 victory, he led wire-to-wire in the slop at Pimlico to capture the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. With the presence of other speed horses in the Belmont Stakes 2024, including Mindframe (7-2) on the outside, Seize the Gray will have to work out a comfortable trip from the rail to contend for win honors once again.

Jockey Jaime Torres will ride Seize the Gray for the sixth time and has already piloted the colt to three victories. With so much to consider while making your 2024 Belmont Stakes picks, a little expert help can go a long way.

Though the Belmont Stakes is being run at a mile and a quarter for the first time since 1905, the race's signature moment took place in 1973, when Secretariat blew away the field at Belmont Park en route to a record 31 length victory in the race. He ran the 12 furlong distance in an astonishing 2 minutes, 24 seconds, a time that has never been approached since for this race. Easy Goer in 1989 holds the second fastest mile and a half distance time for the Belmont Stakes at 2 minutes, 26 seconds. Secretariat also owns the fastest mile and a quarter time (the distance of this year's Belmont) in Kentucky Derby history at 1:59.4, a full four seconds faster than this year's winner, Mystik Dan.

Given all the history, there's a method to picking which horses to focus on for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets in the Belmont Stakes, and SportsLine expert Jody Demling knows what it is. He can help you make the best 2024 Belmont Stakes picks possible.

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 of the Belmont Stakes 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 Belmont Stakes 2024. In fact, he has hit 11 of the last 16 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. 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 the trifecta again in 2024. Anyone who has followed him is up huge. 

He keenly understands when the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes winners were poised for victory or a massive upset in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Anyone who has followed him is up huge. Now, he's sharing all of his 2024 Belmont Stakes bets here.

Top 2024 Belmont Stakes expert picks

Here's a refresher on these types of bets from SportsLine's Jody Demling:

Belmont Stakes Exacta: Pick the first- and second-place finishers in the correct order. A $2 exacta returned $68 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Arcangelo and Forte.

Belmont Stakes Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 trifecta returned $133.24 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Arcangelo, Forte and Tapit Trice.

Belmont Stakes Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. A $1 superfecta returned $292.50 at the 2023 Belmont Stakes with Hit Show and $191.50 with Angel of Empire after a tie for fourth.

Demling is fading Preakness Stakes winner Seize the Grey. Instead, he is building his tickets around Sierra Leone and a big longshot who "keeps getting better and better." You can see his picks here

How to make 2024 Belmont Stakes bets

Demling has specific recommendations for exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers so you can cover all your bases at the Belmont Stakes 2024. He's sharing them over at SportsLine.

So which horses do you take, and in what combinations? Visit SportsLine to get Demling's picks for exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets for the 2024 Belmont Stakes.

2024 Belmont Stakes odds, horses

Prg #HorseOddsProjections
1Seize the Grey8-1SEE PICKS
2Resilience10-1SEE PICKS
3Mystik Dan5-1SEE PICKS
4Wine Steward 15-1SEE PICKS
5Antiquarian12-1SEE PICKS
6Dornoch15-1SEE PICKS
7Protective 20-1SEE PICKS
8Honor Marie12-1SEE PICKS
9Sierra Leone9-5SEE PICKS
10Mindframe7-2SEE PICKS