06/04/2010 11:00PM

Ice Box early favorite in Belmont betting


ELMONT, N.Y. - At 11 a.m., with $660,138 in the win pool, Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box was a strong 7-5 favorite for Saturday's 142nd Belmont Stakes.

Fly Down, who like Ice Box is trained by Nick Zito, was the second choice at 6-1. He was followed by First Dude (9-1), Uptwoncharlybrown (10-1), Make Music for Me (11-1), Drosselmeyer (12-1), Stately Victor (13-1), Dave in Dixie (13-1), Game On Dude (18-1), Spangled Star (20-1), Interactif (22-1), and Stay Put (29-1).

Temperatures are in the high 80s with high humidity. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for this afternoonime. Post time for the Belmont is 6:32 Eastern.