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Belmont horse-by-horse analysis

Eddie Mac gives you his horse-by-horse look at the contenders for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Updated: June 8, 2005, 12:52 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

AFLEET ALEXUnquestionably the best of the 3-year-olds, and making a case against him here requires a major leap of faith as well as great perversity. Ran big in all-out efforts in the Derby and Preakness, and reportedly continues to train well. Like Funny Cide and Smarty Jones, he ran a career top in Baltimore, and both of them regressed at Belmont. Will the pattern repeat? Smarty looked a lot more formidable last year heading into the Belmont, and look what happened to him. Trainer Tim Ritchey ...

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