Here is how Daily Herald handicapper Joe Kristufek sees the field for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes, a 11/2-mile race for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park. Advance wagering on the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series, is available across the Illinois network beginning Friday.
Post Time 5:27 p.m. CDT; 11th Race
PP Horse Jockey/Trainer Odds Comment
7 Mine That Bird Borel/Woolley Jr. 2-1 Jockey Triple Crown
4 Summer Bird Desormeaux/Ice 12-1 Blinks on; I'm a fan
2 Dunkirk JVelazquez/Pletcher 4-1 Very serious threat
1 Chocolate Candy Gomez/Hollendorfer 10-1 Been here for a month
8 Flying Private Leparoux/Lukas 12-1 Surprise 4th in Preakness
6 Charitable Man AGarcia/McLaughlin 3-1 Getting too much hype?
3 Mr. Hot Stuff Prado/Harty 15-1 Puts it all together?
5 Luv Gov Mena/Lukas 20-1 1 for 10; outsider
10 Brave Victory Maragh/Zito 15-1 Improving for Zito
9 Miner's Escape JLezcano/Zito 15-1 May inherit the lead