Ravelo's Boy Belmont Preview
ELMONT PARK, NY (The Spread) – After not competing in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, contender Ravelo’s Boy is viewed as a long shot to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes.
Oddsmakers currently list Ravelo’s Boy as a 50/1 long shot, which makes him, Five Sixteen and Guyana Star Dweej 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.
Ravelo’s Boy has competed in three races this year and didn’t win any of them. In fact, he finished no higher than fourth, which came on February 4 at the Sam F. Davis, which is a 1 1/16 mile race. At the start of the year he finished fifth in the Gulstream Park Derby on January 1 and also took fifth at the Tampa Bay Derby on May 19.
Diamond A Racing Corp. is Ravelo’s Boy’s breeder while Manuel J. Azpurua is his trainer. He enters Saturday’s Belmont with a career record of 13-2-0-2 and a Best Beyer of 80. His first career victory came at a MSW on August 27 of last year and he also won an Allowance on December 3.
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.