Belmont possibles

Updated: May 24, 2006, 6:09 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Bill Finley gives you his top horses and their odds for the June 10 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, the third leg of the Triple Crown.

Belmont Stakes Possibles
HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER
SunriverBejaranoPletcher
Last: Peter Pan (1st)Status? DefiniteOdds: 7-2
Comment: Pletcher figures to win this, but with which horse?
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Bluegrass CatVelazquezPletcher
Last: Ky. Derby (2nd)Status? DefiniteOdds: 4-1
Velazquez set to return to ride possible Belmont favorite.
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Steppenwolfer Albarado Peitz
Last: Ky. Derby (3rd) Status? Definite Odds: 6-1
Comment: Decent effort in Derby, but figures are still a tad slow.
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Bob and John Gomez Baffert
Last: Kentucky Derby (17th) Status? Definite Odds: 10-1
Comment: Wouldn't be first Derby flop to rebound in later Triple Crown round.
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Jazil Jara McLaughlin
Last: Kentucky Derby (4th) Status? Definite Odds: 12-1
Comment: Seems a cut below very best. Then again, so is everyone else in here.
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Hemingway's Key Rose Zito
Last: Preakness (3rd) Status? Definite Odds: 15-1
Comment: Steinbrenner horse was 3rd in Preakness, but might have to improve on that.
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Deputy Glitters Prado Albertrani
Last: Kentucky Derby (8th) Status? Definite Odds: 20-1
Comment: Substitutes for stablemate Bernardini in Belmont. Modestly talented.
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Cause To Believe Baze Hollendorfer
Last: Kentucky Derby (13th) Status? Undecided Odds: 30-1
Comment: One of many who might tale a shot because field is so weak.
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Sacred Light Espinoza Hofmans
Last: Allowance (2nd) Status? Definite Odds: 30-1
Comment: Winless this year and has only won a maiden race. Hard to like.
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High Finance Coa Violette
Last: Allowance (1st) Status? Definite Odds: 30-1
Comment: Tough task for a horse who has never run beyond a mile and has only won an allowance.
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Oh So Awesome Smith Jerkens
Last: Match The Hatch (3rd) Status? Definite Odds: 30-1
Comment: Smart connections taking stab at Belmont with a grass horse.
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Platinum Couple Espinoza Lostritto
Last: Preakness (6th) Status? Definite Odds: 50-1
Comment: Was bad in Preakness. Will be bad in Belmont.
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Double Galore Luzzi Cho
Last: Maiden (1st) Status? Definite Odds: 50-1
Comment: Just broke his maiden. No shot whatsover.
The Belmont Stakes can be seen Saturday, June 10 at 5 p.m. ET on ABC Sports.

• Bill Finley is an award-winning horse racing writer whose work has also appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and Sports Illustrated.
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