Belmont Stakes Post Positions
ELMONT, NY (The Spread) - The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place this Saturday and after the post positions were drawn on Wednesday, we know now which contender will start from the rail.
Frac Daddy has drawn the rail for Saturday's race while Freedom Child will start from the second gate. Overanalyze will start from the No. 3 post while Giant Finish drew the No. 4 post and 2013 Kentucky Derby winner and current Belmont Stakes favorite Orb will start from the No. 5 gate.
Here are the rest of the post positions: No. 6 Incognito; No. 7 Oxbow; No. 8 Midnight Taboo; No. 9 Revolutionary; No. 10 Will Take Charge; No. 11 Vyjack; No. 12 Palace Malice; No. 13 Unlimited Budget; No. 14 Golden Soul.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Orb remains favored at 7/2 odds, up a little from earlier in the week when he was a 3/1 favorite. Revolutionary has the next best odds at 5/1 while 2013 Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow is 6/1. Unlimited Budget, meanwhile, is 8/1.
Some of the mid-range long shots include Freedom Child and Golden Soul, who are both 12/1, respectively, while Overanalyze is 15/1. Will Take Charge is 20/1, Vyjack is 25/1, and both Frac Daddy and Incognito are both 30/1, respectively. The two contenders with the worst odds are Giant Finish and Midnight Taboo, who are both 40/1, respectively.
The 2013 Belmont Stakes will take place from Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8.