06/07/2017 3:06PM

Brad Free: 2017 Belmont Stakes analysis


The withdrawal of standout Classic Empire has turned the Belmont Stakes into a scramble. Perhaps it would have been chaotic anyway. After all, seven of the last nine Belmont winners paid more than $20. Bettors shopping for a price will find plenty of choices, including an improving colt whose form might be better than it appears.