I'll Have Another Belmont Odds
(The Spread) - I'll Have Another is the first thoroughbred to compete for the Triple Crown since Big Brown nearly accomplished the feat in 2008.
If I'll Have Another is to collect horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978, he'll have to do what Big Brown couldn't: Win the Belmont Stakes.
I'll Have Another is coming off back-to-back victories at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, respectively. In both wins, he edged out fellow contender Bodemeister, who was in the lead heading down the stretch at both races.
According to oddsmakers, I'll Have Another has 3/2 odds to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes and has 1/2 odds to come up short. Seeing as how it's been 34 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown, it's hard to blame oddsmakers for being skeptical that I'll Have Another will win the Belmont Stakes.
That said, I'll Have Another's chances of winning the Triple Crown increased when it was reported that Bodemeister won't compete at Belmont Park in a few weeks. Seeing as how Bodemeister could very easily been in I'll Have Another's shoes, it's big that he won't run in the Belmont.