06/05/2007 12:00AM

Add C P West to Belmont field


ELMONT, N.Y. – C P West, who finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago, was added to the field for Saturday's 139th Belmont Stakes on Tuesday by trainer Nick Zito.

"As things went on, with no Street Sense and a very small field, and him having showed in the Preakness he belongs with these horses, it made sense," Zito said. "I heard the band, and the next thing I was marching."

Zito said Edgar Prado, who rode C P West in the Preakness, would retain the mount for the Belmont.