Five Sixteen Belmont Preview

2012 belmont stakes odds preview five sixteen

ELMONT, NY (The Spread) – After failing to run against elite competition all year, 2012 Belmont Stakes contender Five Sixteen is viewed as a massive long shot to win the third leg of the Triple Crown this weekend.

Oddsmakers currently list Five Sixteen as a 50/1 long shot, which makes him, Guyana Star Dweej and Ravelo’s Boy the long shots to win this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another is the current favorite at 3/2, while Dullahan is 7/2 and Union Rags is 4/1.

Five Sixteen has yet to race against graded competition all year. He placed third at a Maiden on February 11 and fourth at an Allowance on April 18. He did win a Maiden race on March 14, but he’s likely to struggle against top competition like I’ll Have Another, Dullahan and Union Rags, who have proven they can compete against the best.

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Machmer Hall is Five Sixteen’s breeder while Dominick A. Schettino is his trainer. He enters the 2012 Belmont Stakes with a career record of 6-1-1-1, with his lone victory coming in the previously mentioned Maiden on March 14. Five Sixteen has posted a Best Beyer of 78.

This will be the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes, with the post time scheduled for 6:35PM ET. I’ll Have Another will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner after he was the 33rd horse to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

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