Where have all the horses gone?
The Kentucky Derby had its usual full field of 20. That dwindled to 9 in the Preakness and now Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown will have 8 horses.
The field features Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, who drew post 4 in the 1 1/2-miles Test of The Champion.
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Rich Strike, of course, captured the Run For the Roses with a stirring late charge at odds of 80-1. His connections opted to skip the Preakness so they would have a fresh horse for the Belmont.
Rich Strikes is listed at 7-2 on the morning line, no better than the third choice.
The early favorite is We The People, who will break from the rail. He is listed at 2-1.
The second choice is Wood Memorial winner Mo Donegal (post six, 5-2).
The rest of the field:
Skippylongstocking (post 2, 20-1); Nest, a filly, (post 3, 8-1); Creative Minister (post 5, 6-1); Golden Glider (post 7, 20-1)l and Barber Road (post 8, 10-1).
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