Current Belmont Stakes Odds: Nehro, Shackleford Close On Favorite Animal Kingdom

Opening morning favorite Animal Kingdom is still the favorite as of 2:45 pm ET at the Belmont Stakes, but his odds aren't quite as wide as they once were. Currently, Nehro is seriously closing in, while betting has been hot on Shackleford, as he's gone from a low of 13-1 to 9-1 odds. After closing to 4-1, Master of Hounds has dropped back a bit, falling to 9-2. Mucho Macho Man has also enjoyed some consistent betting, falling from an opening line of 10-1 to his current line of 7-1. Here are the complete odds, lines as of 2:45 pm.

1. Master of Hounds, 9-2
2. Stay Thirsty, 16-1
3. Ruler On Ice, 29-1
4. Santiva, 13-1
5. Brilliant Speed, 9-1
6. Nehro, 4-1
7. Monzon, 26-1
8. Prime Cut, 20-1
9. Animal Kingdom, 3-1
10. Mucho Macho Man, 7-1
11. Isn't He Perfect, 31-1
12. Shackleford, 9-1

Look back on our 2011 Preakness StoryStream to get up to speed. To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Belmont fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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