Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom
drew post nine and has been
installed as the solid 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Belmont
Derby runner-up Nehro is the second betting choice at 4-1. The Kentucky
Derby was his third outing in six weeks and he is much fresher this time
with five weeks between starts.
Shackleford turned the tables on the Derby hero in the Preakness and is
next on the line at 9-2. The likely pacesetter drew post twelve.
Master of Hounds, 5th on the first Saturday in May, is back from Ireland
and will once again be ridden by Garrett Gomez. He will break from the
rail at 10-1.
Mucho Macho Man, 3rd in the Derby and 6th in the Preakness, gets a rider
switch to Ramon Dominguez and will sport new shoes for trainer Kathy
Ritvo. He will leave from post ten and is 10-1 on the morning line.