Belmont Post Position Set

Belmont Post Position Orb pulls gate 5

New York - They're all in!  The post-position draw for this year's Belmont Stakes has concluded but the simulation of predictions regarding who will conquer the massive oval track is just beginning.

Unfortunately, for the last three years there has not been a Triple Crown contender in our midst, but this will be a very exciting race with the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness winner facing off against a competitive field.

Kentucky Derby winner Orb has an under-whelming performance in the Preakness and was unable to keep up with Oxbow's blistering pace.  Orb has trained well this week and had a good gallop out of five furlongs in 1:00:48 at Belmont Park on Tuesday.

Despite Orb's downfall in the Preakness he is currently listed as the betting favorite in the field.  Some of the horses entered won't provide too much competition such as Giant Finish and Midnight Taboo.  Oxbow will face new challenges with this field being larger, stronger and at a greater distance.  Orb is still standing out as the favorite and he should benefit from his pedigree and this being his home track.

The post positions are listed from the inside post out:  (Always In A Tiz has withdrawn from the lineup.)

1PP  Frac Daddy,  Trainer K. McPeek, Jockey A. Garcia     2PP Freedom Child, Trainer T. Albertrani, Jockey L. Saez  3PP  Overanalyze, Trainer Todd Pletcher, Jockey John Velazquez  4PP  Giant Finish, Trainer A. Dutrow, Jockey E. Prado. 5PP Orb, Trainer S. McGaughey, Jockey Joel Rosario   6PP Incognito  Trainer K. McLaughlin, Jockey I. Ortiz, Jr.  7PP  Oxbow   Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Jockey G. Stevens   8PP  Midnight Taboo  Trainer Todd Pletcher, Jockey G. Gomez  9PP  Revolutionary  Trainer Todd Pletcher, Jockey J. Castellano  10PP Will Take Charge  Trainer D. W. Lukas, Jockey  J. Court   11PP  Vyjack   Trainer R. Rodriguez, Jockey J. Leparoux, 12 PP  Palace Malice, Trainer Todd Pletcher, Mike Smith Jockey   13PP  Unlimited Budget, Trainer Todd Pletcher, Jockey R. Napravnik   14PP  Golden Soul, Trainer D. Stewart, Jockey R. Albarado

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