Updated on 06/08/2012 1:43PM

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

Television: NBC, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; NBC Sports Network, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

San More than 1 year ago
union rags to win the whole thing.......
San More than 1 year ago
my pick 3-9-5 trifecta
Sam Costadina More than 1 year ago
My pick would be Union Rags,, Paynter....Dullahan...Optimizer ( Superfecter ) The race will start at the stretch turn.. Union Rags will take it all ..Dullahan will be in front, Union Rags will pass him ,,Paynter will come up second Dullahan will finish third and Optimizer will be fourth .. Down The Stretch They .Come Good Luck........................................Sam I Am
Jim More than 1 year ago
Now I have to go back and take out some horse`s in my Pick-3`s Pick-4`s. 6 hrs of work down the drain but "I`ll have another" go at it..... But Something just dont sit right with me when a SORE tendon retires a horse. ??? Oh well its just 10mill down the drain for the I`ll have another camp of corse thats a drop in the bucket compaired to what there gonna get when they send him here to Ky for breeding. Thats where the REAL MONEY IS IN THIS GAME!!!!!!! Maybe I answered my own question.. But retired buy a sore tendon.. HUM...........
Jim More than 1 year ago
$1 Tri wheel 3-5 9 / 3-4-5-9-12 / 3-4-5-9-12 $37.50 Bet but a good one and a winner. Just check back! Bad thing is there went my single! And the Triple Crown...
ciccio More than 1 year ago
PAYNTER-BAFFERT-MIKE SMITH?? I'm gonna put PAYNTER in all bets>>>YESSSSS
ART VANDALAY More than 1 year ago
$20 tri straight-i.h.a-union-dullahan..
Linda Lee More than 1 year ago
Where's Creative Cause n the lineup????
Tom More than 1 year ago
He's still trying to finish the Preakness
Linda Lee More than 1 year ago
Where's Creative Cause in the lineup???
steve szymanski More than 1 year ago
From a handicapping perspective, only 3 have a chance to win this/ I'll Have Another -Paynter -bolero's Boy. Both Dullahan and union Skags will be close and make a run, but can't not win. i am certain that Dulahan can not close on the slow pace he will see saturday and i am pretty sure that union Skags won't make the distance, but is better than 6-7 of these. When the pace sets up as Unstoppable in front with Paynter chasing and I'll have Another and nion Skags chasing, at a 1:13 4/5 clip, then Dullahan is out. Paynter takes over - I'll have another is close. Bolero's Boy starts to move and union Skags is pushing. Turning for home, it is evident that Paynter and I'll Have Another are the best, as Bolero's Boy/Dullahan continue to rally, with Bolero having a 6-7 length lead on Dullahan. These 4 to the wire with Union Skags as one who could hold on for 3rd or 4th, As IHA, Paynter and Bolero are 1-2-3 in some order. there you have it folks. A sane lucid thought on the race from a handicapper.
Nick Arden More than 1 year ago
There is no horse named Bolero's Boy in the race but nice try.
Hawksian More than 1 year ago
Actually a muddled, error filled wish from a wanna be handicapper who doesn't even know which horses are running.