Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is third choice in morning line in Belmont Stakes
(WAVE) - A field of eight was entered and drawn for the Belmont Stakes on Tuesday.
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is the third choice in the morning line at 7-2. He has not raced since winning at Churchill Downs on May 7.
The favorite is We the People. The Peter Pan Stakes winner drew post #1 and is 2-1 in the morning line. He was seventh in the Arkansas Derby in his second to last start.
Kentucky Derby fifth place finisher Mo Donegal is the second choice at 5-2 and will break from post six.
Preakness Stakes third place finisher Creative Minister is the fourth choice 6-1 and drew post five for trainer Ken McPeek.
Todd Pletcher trains Mo Donegal and the filly Nest, the fifth choice at 8-1. She was second to Secret Oath last time out in the Kentucky Oaks.
Rounding out the field are Derby sixth place finisher Barber Road, 10-1 out of post eight.
Skippylongstocking and Golden Glider are both 20-1. Skippylongstocking was fifth in the Preakness. Golden Glider was second in the Peter Pan.
Here is the field from the rail out:
1. We the People 2-1
2. Skippylongstocking 20-1
3. Nest 8-1
4. Rich Strike 7-2
5. Creative Minister 6-1
6. Mo Donegal 5-2
7. Golden Glider 20-1
8. Barber Road 10-1
Post time is 6:44 p.m. on Saturday with coverage on NBC from 5-7 p.m.
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