Belmont Oaks Invitational 2014 Posts and Odds
- Trixie Hammer
- On July 2, 2014
Belmont Oaks Invitational 2014 Posts and Odds: The Belmont Oaks Invitational field is set with eleven fillies to go 1 ¼ miles on turf this Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational is one of five heavy stakes races taking place at Belmont Park as part of their “Stars and Stripes Day.” The Belmont Oaks Invitational is the perfect headliner at Belmont Park on the inaugural Stars and Stripes Day mostly because seven of the contenders hail from the USA, five more specifically train at Belmont. To add to the excitement, the three-year-old filly that crosses the Belmont Oaks Invitational finish line first will be granted an automatic spot in the Santa Anita starting gate in the $2 million 1 1/4 mile Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf that takes place on Saturday, November 1, 2014. See Updated Results
French filly Xcellence ties up with American fan-favorite Room Service with 3-1 morning line odds. The Martin Schwartz owned Xcellence has won twice in seven lifetime starts, her most recent victory being the G3 Prix Imprudence on April 3, 2014. Trained by Francis Doumen, Xcellence is said to be in great form and comfortable in her surroundings in New York. Finishing first four times out of seven career starts, Room Service seems to be the biggest challenger for Xcellence. Like Xcellence, Room Service has handled the distance of traveling well and reports indicate the Wayne Catalano filly is cozy and happy. If Room Service crosses the Belmont Oaks Invitational finish line first, it will be her fourth straight victory.
Trixie’s Pick… Stonewater Stable’s Sea Queen is on my watch list for the 2014 Belmont Oaks Invitational. With 10-1 morning line odds, the Christophe Clement trained filly is coming off a win at Belmont Park in the Wonder Again Stakes on May 25th. Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. was aboard Sea Queen for the Wonder Again victory and teams up with Sea Queen again for the Belmont Oaks Invitational from the far outside post position. Why do I like Sea Queen? Besides the fact that the filly’s name represents my entire being, it’s nice to root for a local American horse in the spirit of our Independence Day weekend. I’m a big fan of Room Service too but Sea Queen’s 10-1 odds will enable me that extra bottle of champagne to celebrate Saturday night! Christophe Clement also enters undefeated Summer Solo, with 30-1 odds, for owner Sarah Leigh, which I’ll play for my longshot bet.
Rounding out the tough field is Goldy Espony, My Conquestadory, Flying Jib, Rosalind, Wonderfully, Minorette, and Recepta.
The Belmont Oaks Invitational is the 9th race of the day with a post time of 5:45 pm ET and will be aired on NBC Sports Network beginning at 5:00 PM ET.
Belmont Oaks Invitational 2014 Post Positions and Odds
1 Goldy Espony 10-1 Lezcano/Brown
2 Room Service 3-1 Bridgmohan/Catalano
My Conquestadory 12-1 Castellano/Casse SCRATCHED
4 Summer Solo 30-1 Velasquez/Clement
5 Flying Jib 5-1 Smullen/Weld
6 Rosalind 12-1 Leparoux/McPeek
7 Xcellence 3-1 Mosse/Doumen
8 Wonderfully 12-1 O’Donoghue/O’Brien
9 Minorette 12-1 Rosario/Brown
10 Recepta 20-1 Alvarado/Toner
11 Sea Queen 10-1 Ortiz, Jr./Clement