Belmont Stakes contenders

Updated: June 7, 2005, 1:40 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Horse Jockey Trainer Comment Odds
1. Afleet Alex Rose Ritchey Solid favorite. 1-1
2. Giacomo Smith Shirreffs Looks to make amends. 5-2
3. Andromeda's Hero Bejarano Zito Another Zito dud? 10-1
4. Reverberate Santos Russo Crediable Peter Pan. 10-1
5. Pinpoint Velazquez Zito Sarava route to Belmont. 12-1
6. Southern Africa Court Puhich No star. 15-1
7. Chekhov Stevens Biancone Dull in Peter Pan. 25-1
8. Indy Storm Prado Zito Rounds out Zito trio. 30-1
8. A.P. Arrow Bailey Lukas Just a madien winner. 40-1
10. Watchmon Castellano Reynolds Belongs in allowance. 40-1
11. Nolan's Cat Undecided Romans A maiden in the Belmont. 50-1

Watch the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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