Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

Large field expected to face Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome

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A large, competitive contingent of challengers is expected to face California Chrome when he attempts to become thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7 at Belmont Park.

Commanding Curve, second in the Kentucky Derby, and Ride On Curlin, runner-up in the Preakness, are slated to take on California Chrome again in the Belmont Stakes. Also exiting the Derby and aiming for a start in the Belmont are Medal Count (third), Wicked Strong (fourth), Samraat (fifth), and General  A Rod (11th). Social Inclusion, third in the Preakness, is expected to join the Belmont Stakes field, as is Kid Cruz, eighth in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

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2014 Belmont Stakes Field

Post Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Medal Count Spendthrift Farm Dale Romans Robby Albarado 20-1
2 California Chrome Perry Martin, Steve Coburn Art Sherman Victor Espinoza 3-5
3 Matterhorn Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners Todd Pletcher Joe Bravo 30-1
4 Commanding Curve West Point Thoroughbreds Dallas Stewart Shaun Bridgmohan 15-1
5 Ride On Curlin Daniel J. Dougherty Billy Gowan John Velazquez 12-1
6 Matuszak George J. Prussin Bill Mott Mike Smith 30-1
7 Samraat My Meadowview Farms Rick Violette Jose Ortiz 20-1
8 Commissioner WinStar Farm Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 20-1
9 Wicked Strong Centennial Farms Jimmy Jerkens Rajiv Maragh 6-1
10 General A Rod Skychai Racing, Starlight Racing Mike Maker Rosie Napravnik 20 -1
11 Tonalist Robert S. Evans Christophe Clement Joel Rosario 8 - 1

 

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