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Belmont Stakes: Orb draws post 5, Oxbow will start from gate 7
By DRF Staff
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew post 5 and Preakness winner Oxbow was assigned post 7 when a field of 14 was entered for the 145th Belmont Stakes on Wednesday morning.
Orb was made the 3-1 Belmont Stakes favorite and Oxbow was listed as the third choice at 5-1. Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary is the second betting choice at 9-2.
Other leading contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont stakes at Belmont Park include Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul (post 14), Arkansas Derby winner Overanalyze (post 3), Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary (post 9), Peter Pan winner Freedom Child (post 2), and the filly Unlimited Budget (post 13).
Orb, trained by Shug McGaughey, rallied from far back to win the Kentucky Derby over a sloppy track by 2 1/2 lengths. He returned to finish fourth, beaten nine lengths, as the 7-10 favorite in the Preakness after breaking from post 1. Joel Rosario will once again be aboard on Saturday.
Oxbow, tired to finish sixth in the Kentucky Derby after racing close to a fast pace. He was taken to the lead by Gary Stevens in the Preakness and was never headed while winning by 1 3/4 lengths at 15-1. Oxbow is trained by D. Wayne Lukas and Stevens has the mount.
Purse: $1 million; 1 1/2 miles; Grade 1
Post, Horse, Jockey, Track Odds
1 Frac Daddy Alan Garcia 30-1
2 Freedom Child Luis Saez 8-1
3 Overanalyze John Velazquez 12-1
4 Giant Finish Edgar Prado 30-1
5 Orb Joel Rosario 3-1
6 Incognito Irad Ortiz Jr 20-1
7 Oxbow Gary Stevens 5-1
8 Midnight Taboo Garrett Gomez 30-1
9 Revolutionary Javier Castellano 9-2
10 Will Take Charge Jon Court 20-1
11 Vyjack Julien Leparoux 20-1
12 Palace Malice Mike Smith 15-1
13 Unlimited Budget Rosie Napravnik 8-1
14 Golden Soul Robby Albarado 10-1
Television: NBC, 5-7 p.m. Eastern
Why is there no field bet for Repole's horses and Pletcher's 5 horses
What happened to my analysis, DRF??? Can't give out winners??? Oh well. I guess I"ll let everyone know AFTER the race.
So far, I am all alone on my own island, called Overanalyse
Just remember: 3 races in 5 weeks is a LOT to ask. I'd love to see Orb validate his Derby effort, but I'll play against him at a short price. You have to be a truly spectacular filly to win the Belmont. I watched the Oaks, and if UB was a spectacular filly, she'd have won that race even with the fact that she was close to a fast pace. I have a hard time making any case against Revolutionary, except for Javier Castellano and his penchant for bad rides in big races. He should be ready to fire a big race, and if he does that beats this field.
Not sure about this morning line.... I haven't seen anyone writing about the filly nor have I heard anyone talking about the filly. She is 8/1 co third choice on the ml? Wont Freedom Child, Overanalyze, Orb, Oxbow, Revolutionary, Will Take Charge, Palice Malice & Golden Soul all take as much or more money than her? I think she's like 20/1 in here. And I'd want much higher odds if I was going to wager on her.
There ain't a dime's woth of difference in the post positions on this nicely laid out run. As to pedigree there are only two nags in the field worthy of the Belmont, one of the faves and one of the long shots....and I'm not talking, i like the price like it is....last point is re. the weather, The forecats are not very precise but I'd suggest if it becomes clear that we'll see some nice mush, some smart trainer should look over the hudson to Monmouth and consider a last minute jockey change..Rosario, Rosey, Stevens, Castellano, Gomez and Prado are AAA1 in it, all the others are still learning...as to the most rewarding bet of the day? Will have to be the pick 6 which could be world class and the super high five in the biggy..Good luck, mates.
Golden Soul... big bounce!
I agree Randy!!!
GOLDEN SOUL = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I hope the track comes up sloppy. Then we will see the real Orb!
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