06/07/2017 5:50PM

Beer: 2017 Belmont Stakes analysis

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The third leg of the Triple Crown looms as an anticlimax, with the winners of the first two legs declining to participate, the undefeated Peter Pan winner taking a pass (despite having only three career starts behind him), and the news that 2016 juvenile male champ and Preakness runner-up Classic Empire won’t start because of a foot issue.

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