Updated on 06/08/2012 2:43PM

Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another starts from post 11 in 12-horse field

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Barbara D. Livingston
I'll Have Another will start from post 11 as he seeks a Triple Crown sweep in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

ELMONT, N.Y. – I’ll Have Another drew post 11 from which he’ll begin his quest to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. A field of a dozen 3-year-olds was entered for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont, with the late addition of My Adonis.

I’ll Have Another, who is the 4-5 morning-line favorite on the track's line and is the 3-5 favorite on Daily Racing Form national handicapper Mike Watchmaker's line, figures to face his stiffest challenges in the Belmont from Dullahan and Union Rags, both of whom passed the Preakness after finishing third and seventh, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby.  Dullahan drew post 5, while Union Rags will break from post 3 in the Belmont.

The remainder of the Belmont field, from the rail out,  includes Street Life (post 1), Unstoppable U (post 2), Atigun (post 4), Ravelo’s Boy (post 6), Five Sixteen (post 7), Guyana Star Dweej (post 8),  Paynter (post 9), Optimizer (post 10) and My Adonis (post 12).

“Being in post position 11 will allow us to see how the pace sets up,” trainer Doug O’Neill said of I’ll Have Another’s post in the Belmont.

2012 Belmont Stakes Field

Post

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Watchmaker
Odds

Morning
Line

1

Street Life

C. Brown

J. Lezcano

15-1

12-1

2

Unstoppable U

K. McPeek

J. Alvarado

30-1

30-1

3

Union Rags

M. Matz

J. Velazquez

6-1

6-1

4

Atigun

K. McPeek

J. Leparoux

30-1

30-1

5

Dullahan

D. Romans

J. Castellano

5-1

5-1

6

Ravelo's Boy

M. Azpurua

A. Solis

50-1

50-1

7

Five Sixteen

D. Schettino

R. Napravnik

50-1

50-1

8

Guyana Star Dweej

D. Shivmangal

K. Desormeaux

50-1

50-1

9

Paynter

B. Baffert

M. Smith

12-1

8-1

10

Optimizer

D. Lukas

C. Nakatani

30-1

20-1

11

I'll Have Another

D. O'Neill

M. Gutierrez

3-5

4-5

12

My Adonis

K. Breen

R. Dominguez

30-1

20-1

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