After an impressive showing at the Preakness Stakes, First Dude will be looking to claim a Triple Crown race victory when he competes at the 2010 Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

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First Dude Info:

Owner(s): Donald R. Dizney

Trainer: Dale L. Romans

Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

Bred: USA by Double Diamond Farms

Pedigree: Stephen Got Even – Run Sarah Run by Smart Strike

Opening Odds:

First Dude opened at 4/1 according to oddmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction, but his odds have since improved to 3/1.

Post Position:

First Dude drew the No. 11 post when the positions were drawn earlier this week, which might not be good if previous history is any indication. The position has only produced two wins in the Belmont Stakes, compared to the rail, which has won 23 times.

Overview:

There’s a lot to like about First Dude after his quality showing at the Preakness Stakes on May 15. He took second place behind Lookin at Lucky and ran strong throughout. He also finished in the money on April 10 at the G1 Blue Grass when he finished third behind Stately Victor and Paddy O’prado. His only blemish this season was a fifth place showing at the G1 Florida Derby, a race in which 2010 Belmont Stakes favorite Ice Box was victorious. Ramon Dominguez will once again have the mount on First Dude this Saturday. He has more than 4,000 career wins and also led the nation in victories in 2001 and 2003. This is a race that is suited for both First Dude and Dominguez, so this is a pairing that is certainly worthy of keeping an eye on.

2010 Belmont Stakes Odds – Saturday, June 5 – Belmont Park

1. Dave in Dixie 20/1

2. Spangled Star 30/1

3. Uptowncharlybrown 8/1

4. Make Music for Me 9/1

5. Fly Down 4/1

6. Ice Box 2.5/1

7. Drosselmeyer 12/1

8. Game On Dude 9/1

9. Stately Victor 14/1

10. Stay Put 20/1

11. First Dude 3/1

12. Interactif 12/1

Bet Belmont Stakes 2010 Odds

Posted: 6/3/10 6:00PM ET