The final gem of the Triple Crown is nearly upon us. And yet again, there'll be no Victorious of all three races.

I think this is a thing racing enthusiasts will have to cope with for years to come.

Why?

The struggle for mediocrity.

It is easy to pin the consequence on drugs, too many races, global warming, or even satellites, but the fact is the fact. The changing times of a Secretariat are gone.

Probably sooner or later we'll see that freak of nature happen, but not likely. The breeding business has all but reassured that destiny. Today's racehorses are just too feeble.

Alright, here we are at handicapping the Belmont stakes. This mile and a half race more often than not give nice priced champions across the finish line. Let's keep in mind the tremendous priced Birdstone or Da'Tara or Sarava. These are definitely not exceptions; they're more or less the rule. Even Summerbird paid out a good price to win. So how do we see those plays?

Allow me to share my FOUR basic rules for handicapping the Belmont.

1. Toss your favorite

I'll go with one hand how many times the favourite has earned the Belmont in the last few years.

In most cases, in this particular horse race, the general public and the professionals are dead wrong. Since 2000 the favourite has won just two times and since 1990 a paltry four times.

2. Find a horse bred for the certain mileage

How will you figure out this?

Quite simple actually.

You should use a free online tool known as the 5 Cross Thoroughbred Pedigree on equineline.com. Simply type the name of the particular horse in the search box, click on continue, and there you have it.

Alright, so what are we trying to find?

We're searching for the particular horse's Center of Distribution number. If you wish to uncover more about that, you can Google the term. However, to keep it quick, I am just gonna say you don't want to play any horse having a CD of less than +0. 67. This will jig against the face of what professionals tell you, but just think about the past champions and tell me I am wrong.

3. Try to find racehorses moving forward and never regressing

How will you know this?

You search for racehorses who won their last race without difficulty, ran uniformly, or gained ground in the stretch. If a horse is normally entering into the Belmont from a race rather than the Preakness or Derby or it wasn't a Graded Stakes Race, that particular horse must have won by four or even more lengths and was the favourite.

4. Last of all - Search a horse with tactical pace

This means your horse may either drive to the lead or rate fourth or fifth in the pack. That will be an E/P style in accordance with Brisnet.

Let's hope this swift horse racing system helps you choose a great winner at this year's Belmont and puts big money in your pocket!