We’re just over a week apart in the $1.5-million Belmont Stakes (G1) and the potential field for the next jewel of the Triple Crown stands .
The most recent defection is Preakness (G1) third-place finisher Owendale, who will skip the race and point toward the Ohio Derby (G3) on June 22.
There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance, but the race is finding a competitive area and is one of 18 stakes races that are going to be contested throughout the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from June 6-8.
Here’s a first look at the field with Belmont Stakes gambling odds Supplied by BetOnline:
Tacitus +175
The colt is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, who won his first Kentucky Derby (G1) this season with Country House because of the disqualification of Maximum Security. Tacitus rallied to finish fourth defeated 31/4 lengths from the Derby and was placed third. The colt won his two previous starts, carrying the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and the Wood Memorial (G2).
War of Will +250
The Mark Casse trainee took the brunt of the hindrance in the Kentucky Derby where he awakened to finish eighth (put seventh). He slipped back with a significant effort in the Preakness (G1), coming up the interior to score by 11/4 lengths and reunite $14.20.
Master Fencer +700
The Japanese runner produced a buzz on Wednesday after carrying an awkward measure and stumbling through a morning workout. The barn gave the colt that a good once-over after the episode and gave him the all-clear for the race. He will gallop again on Friday. He left his U.S. introduction in the Kentucky Derby in +5800 where he made a mild late run to finish seventh and was placed sixth. He was just beaten four lengths and if he looks great in the mornings during the next week, he would be the”wise guy” play at the Belmont.
Everfast +800
This is another colt which outran his chances in his last outing. The Dale Romans trainee had been shipped off at +2900 at the Preakness where he was more than 20 lengths behind early and came with a good late rally to finish in the runner-up spot beaten 11/4 lengths for the top place. The colt was beaten by a combined 43 lengths in his three precious begins. He did show some promise early this year after he ran second in the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park and seems back on trail.
Intrepid Heart +1200
The Todd Pletcher trainee gets his first start in a Triple Crown race. After winning his first two starts he left his stakes debut in the Peter Pan (G3) over the Belmont Park main track. The colt came out of the gate, stalked the early pace and did not have enough punch left late in a third-place finish. This colt still seems to have some upside and Pletcher has won the Belmont three occasions, the newest together with Tapwrit at 2017.
Spinoff +1200
Also trained by Pletcher, the colt came to the Kentucky Derby off a solid runner-up finish at the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds. He had been dismissed from the Run for the Roses at +5200 and did not show much, racing wide during and fading to finish a well-beaten 18th. The colt has a long-widened pedigree and the fact Pletcher brings him back points for this colt showing more than he did in Louisville.
Tax +1200
The Belmont Park-based Legislation has done his best running in New York, winning the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct back in February and running second in the Wood Memorial. The colt wasn’t a element in the Kentucky Derby, assessing in 15 lengths behind the winner in a 14th-place finish. Trainer Danny Gargan claimed him for $50,000 in his second career start at Keeneland in his eponymous breaker and has won $277,500 with this year.
Sir Winston +1600
Trained by Casse, who’ll also ship War Will, this colt is coming off a strong second in the Peter Pan in Belmont Park in his final outing. The colt went down the Road to the Kentucky Derby without much success, checking in fifth at the Tampa Bay Derby and seventh at the Blue Grass. His last effort was his best, but he figures to be one of the greatest prices within the specialty.
Joevia +2500
The Greg Sacco trainee showed some promise breaking his maiden in his introduction and then running second from the Jimmy Winkfield in Aqueduct and the personal Terms at Laurel Park. He got his opportunity to stamp his ticket to the Derby at the Wood Memorial but came up short, checking in 11th. He bounced back with a victory in the Long Branch at Monmouth Park on May 12. The colt spent the winter working within the Belmont Park surface and his connections think he’s heading in the ideal direction, but he wants to step his game up more for a factor in this race.
Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Triple Crown for Odds Shark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for important tracks are available each day at turfnsport.com.

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