06/05/2013 11:14AM

Belmont Stakes: Orb draws post 5, Oxbow will start from gate 7

Barbara D. Livingston
Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice on the Belmont Stakes morning line at 5-1. Derby winner Orb is the 3-1 favorite.

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).

[BELMONT STAKES FIELD: Post positions, odds, contender profiles]

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.

Belmont Stakes
Purse: $1 million; 1 1/2 miles; Grade 1
Post, Horse, Jockey, Track O
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

JohnG45 More than 1 year ago
Why is there no field bet for Repole's horses and Pletcher's 5 horses
steve szymanski More than 1 year ago
What happened to my analysis, DRF??? Can't give out winners??? Oh well. I guess I"ll let everyone know AFTER the race.
michael More than 1 year ago
Who were your picks Steve?
steve szymanski More than 1 year ago
So far, I am all alone on my own island, called Overanalyse
ron More than 1 year ago
try 911
Dave More than 1 year ago
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.
Wathen More than 1 year ago
Dave, don't forget Orb's races BEFORE the Derby.....he's raced a lot this Spring. DRF reports he was full of Energy yesterday morning.....but I can't help but think the 1 1/2 miles, after KY Derby and Preakness, will do him in. Remember, I'll Have Another came into the KY Derby last yr after having had a nice break in California.....he was setup nice for the gruely TC Races.
scott More than 1 year ago
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.
William Tate More than 1 year ago
With Rosie N riding her, you know she's going to get the best out of the filly, but I don't think she will match up with these guys. Of course, fillies do it all the time, and she's a big filly. Girl power in the stands will probably drive her odds down to an underlay, though. I think.
David Sias More than 1 year ago
Yeah I agree that she should be longer, but we all know that Rosie will get bet big time.
Perl More than 1 year ago
She will take a lot of money, especially in the win pool, though I'm guessing she will offer better value in exotics. If you like her, that's where you should chase her.
Scott More than 1 year ago
I like her style for this race, but totally agree with you that exotics is where she belongs. I haven't decided if she'll be in my second tier, but I will definitely include her in the third tier of my trifecta wheel. Good luck to all!
Claudia Monteverdi More than 1 year ago
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.
James G Romano More than 1 year ago
Ms. Claudia Monteverdi[ ma cosa dice?] the odds/price will varydue to several reasons/circumstances,,unless you are betting now in Las Vegas,England and other booking agencies out of the states,just like you may be ABLE TO BET ON WHO WILL BE ENGLAND`S NEXT PRICE[or princess],,,,don`t hold your breath,,,, As for jockeys being in AAA1[??] category,,,,PRADO would never make my list TODAY,unlesss he win the B.S. race, a la Jose`Santos.,, as an example of a rider who was good until he suddenly lost his power with injuries/age/desire. But again,i still wonder, after many years of playing/losing/winning/ comparing stats and Number$,and reading books,magazines ,both pro/ jockey differences,,i always go back to Cruguet,,,on that special RACE HORSE[ don`t tell that you do not know that wonderful name.].,,or Alydar vs Affirmed as an added 'comparison',,,between J.Velasquez and Steve Cauthen in their prime,,,if their mounts would have been switched,,,, would those finishes have been changed??,,,Track conditions,,, no comment until about twenty minutes before the start,,got to CONSIDER lasr couple of races before it,and inside/ outside BIASES,,,what`s the hurry?Isn`t PATIENCE one the disciplinary virtues[along with Money Management] when deciding to pluck money down .after having,[ so that i,you,us all,WONT CHANGE OUR MIND/} decidedly, written down your picks,,,; the S T R E T C H IS LOOONG ,..LONGEST!!
James G Romano More than 1 year ago
ERRATA CORRIGE; Prince, ,,he wins,, Jean Cruguet rode,, S,,,,,, S ,,,W,,last couple of races before BS,,,,,,,, and of course,,NEVER USE PENCILS!![ahahah!]
Kurt K More than 1 year ago
Take a second and read what you wrote. Babbling Knucklehead.
Kurt K More than 1 year ago
What kind of rambling rubbish is this? The young lady makes a legitimate comment, and all you can can do is answer as if you are Thurston Howell on crack? And the idiotic comment below is just as bad.
David Sias More than 1 year ago
Hahahaha. Right? I couldn't follow ANY of that!
James G Romano More than 1 year ago
I can imagine,,, you`re not too smart ,either,,and that`s good enough for you,,Blissfully!!
James G Romano More than 1 year ago
Kurt, you wanna drop the gloves, tough guy behind the pc,,?
morton erskine More than 1 year ago
Golden Soul... big bounce!
Theresa Brezina More than 1 year ago
I agree Randy!!!
Randy Brill More than 1 year ago
GOLDEN SOUL = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Rafael Acosta More than 1 year ago
I hope the track comes up sloppy. Then we will see the real Orb!