The Jockey Club Gold Cup takes place at Belmont Park this Saturday evening. It’s the final “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders Cup Classic, on top of having a large $750k purse, so there’s a lot to race for.
We have an interesting 8 horse field, with Diversify as the main favorite and Gronkowski, Mendelssohn and Thunder Snow the other horses being given a legitimate shot at pulling out the victory.
In this article I will provide the morning line odds for the 8 horses in the field, my pick to win the race and a step by step guide outlining how to place your Jockey Club Gold Cup bets online.
2018 Jockey Club Gold Cup Betting Lines
Here are the morning line odds for this years edition of the Jockey Club Gold Cup from Belmont Park. The odds will change leading up to the race depending on the amount of money bet on each contender.
- Carlino 30/1
- Gronkowski 4/1
- Mendelssohn 7/2
- Patch 20/1
- Uno Mas Modelo 30/1
- Diversify 4/5
- Discreet Lover 15/1
- Thunder Snow 6/1
Diversify is a big favorite at odds of 4/5. It’s a bit surprising that Diversify is such a large favorite considering Mendelssohn, Gronkowski and Thunder Snow are all elite horses capable of also securing this win.
I like Diversity to get the win as the favorite this Saturday. He’s won three straight races, including the Suburban Handicap back in July, which was the same distance and at the same track as the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Gronkowski had a strong performance at the Belmont Stakes, but that was his only race at Belmont Park, so I think it’s premature to say that he races well at this track, especially considering this is a 1 1/4 mile race, which is a distance he has only run once finishing 8th at the Travers Stakes in August.
The other horse I’m looking at is Thunder Snow. This is a horse that won the Dubai World Cup back in March, beating West Coast, so he does have the ability to win big races. He hasn’t had success racing in North America, but that doesn’t mean he won’t bring his best stuff this Saturday. That said, Diversify ran the Suburban Handicap under 2 minutes, while it took Thunder Snow 2:01.38 to win the Dubai World Cup on a similar track, so even his best stuff might not be enough to beat Diversify.
I would prefer to see the odds on Diversify lengthen, but I do think this is the winning horse, so even at the morning line odds I would be happy with the bet.
Play: Diversify 4/5
Here’s a video of Diversify winning the Suburban Stakes in July. The race is the same distance on the same track, so it’s a good measuring stick.
How To Bet On The 2018 Jockey Club Gold Cup in the USA
Here’s a quick 3 step guide to get your bets in on this years Jockey Club Gold Cup online.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
First you will need to open an online betting account where you will place your Gold Cup wager. BetOnline is our top rated betting site Americans and players from around the world. Their racebook is easy to navigate and use, and they also offer a free $25 bet on horse racing to all new players. This horse racing free bet is in addition to the first deposit bonus new sign ups also receive.
Step 2. Deposit
You will need some money online with which to bet on the race. BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, litecoin, skrill, neteller, etc.
New players receive a 50% matching bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit.
Step 3. Place Your Bets
It’s now time to bet on the race.
Once at the BetOnline website select ‘Horses’ from the top navigation bar.
You should then select ‘Belmont Park’ under the ‘American Thoroughbred’ header. The Jockey Club Gold Cup is the 10th race of the days at Belmont Park and has a post time of 5:50pm EST. Find the race and then place your bets!
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.