On the second Saturday in June, Justify aims to become just the 13th horse in history to complete the infamous triple crown. The races were dubbed the triple crown in the year 1875 and consist of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and finally the Belmont Stakes. While the odds are against Justify given the amount of strain 3 races put on a horse in just under 5 weeks, he’s won the first two legs and put himself in the best position possible. The field of 10 horses was released early this week and is comprised of a very competitive field:
Blended Citizen (12-1)
Vino Rosso (12-1)
Free Drop Billy (30-1)
Justify will certainly have his hands full throughout the entire race. The Belmont is the longest of the three races and will give Justify a real test of speed and stamina. Initially, Tenfold at 6-1 odds looks really good. He ran against Justify in the Preakness and if there was another 10 more yards in the race he’d have surpassed the super horse. Fortunately, the Belmont is much longer than the Preakness which means Tenfold could be poised to snatch the crown away from Justify. Bravazo also looked strong in the Preakness leading the chase pack behind Justify for the majority of the race and ultimately finishing in 2nd place. It will without question be a dog fight and any of the first 5 horses could easily find themselves in the winner’s circle when it’s all said and done.