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Wed June 6, 2012
I'll Have Another The Early Favorite In Saturday's Belmont
NEW YORK — I'll Have Another was made the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 11 post under Mario Gutierrez on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Dullahan was the 5-1 second choice and drew post No. 5. The colt finished third in the Kentucky Derby and sat out the Preakness.
Union Rags was made the third betting choice at 6-1 odds and will break from post No. 3. The colt rallied from 17th to finish seventh in Kentucky Derby. He skipped the Preakness to prepare for the 1 1-2-mile Belmont.
Paynter is the fourth betting choice at 8-1 and drew the No. 9 post for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Eleven horses were entered to take on I'll Have Another in his bid to win the Triple Crown for the first time since Affirmed swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 1978.