06/08/2016 3:42PM

Byron King's Belmont Stakes analysis


Although some might not want to play DESTIN in the Belmont Stakes due to his preparation – with the race marking just his second start in 13 weeks – it means little to me. The time off was not the result of some publicized setback. Rather, the extensive spacing was made by his connections to have him fresh for the Triple Crown after the horse produced a career-best effort in winning the Tampa Bay Derby on March 12.