06/03/2008 11:00PM

Big Brown draws the rail


ELMONT, N.Y. – Big Brown, seeking to become the 12th winner of the Triple Crown, was assigned post 1 among a field of 10 3-year-olds in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, which will be run Saturday for the 140th time at Belmont Park.

The rail post, "takes me a little out of control, but I’m well mounted, and I’m ready to make history," said jockey Kent Desormeaux, who will ride Big Brown for the IEAH Stables and trainer Rick Dutrow.

Post Horse Jockey Odds

1. Big Brown, K. Desormeaux, 2-5

2. Guadalcanal, J. Castellano, 50-1

3. Macho Again, G. Gomez, 20-1

4. Denis of Cork, R. Albarado, 12-1

5. Casino Drive, E. Prado, 7-2

6. Da’ Tara, A. Garcia, 30-1

7. Tale of Ekati, E. Coa, 20-1

8. Anak Nakal, J. Leparoux, 30-1

9. Ready’s Echo, J. Velazquez, 30-1

10. Icabad Crane, J. Rose, 20-1

All carry 126 pounds. Post time, 6:25 Eastern. Television, ABC.