Belmont Stakes: Early Belmont Field Taking Shape (Update 2)

Patrick Smith

The Belmont Stakes, while being the final Triple Crown stop, is a place for Derby-duds to find redemption and Preakness-powers to solidify their status. As we begin a week of speculation and press conferences, keep an eye on ADTSTC for field confirmations and statuses.

[Updated: May 27 9:15 AM]

Confirmed Runners:

Oxbow

Revolutionary, Palace Malice, Overanalyze

Per Brisnet.com:

"Overanalyze breezed this morning and breezed well," Pletcher said. "We are planning to run him. We breezed Palace Malice and talked to (Cot) Campbell (of Dogwood Stable). We plan to run him.


"Revolutionary will have two breezes starting next Sunday. We plan to run him.

Update from David Grening via Twitter on May 27th:

Repole said Overanalyze 100%, Unlimited Budget 75%, Midnight Taboo 60%.

and

After a bit of a disappointing work, Micromanage has been pulled from Belmont consideration,

Freedom Child

Per BloodHorse.com:

...said Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds. "The next day we put a circle around the Peter Pan. I think we're going to the Belmont Stakes in about four weeks (now).

Giant Finish

Will Take Charge

Code West

Likely Entrants:

Orb

Per DRF:

"If everything’s right, he’s doing right, puts his weight back on, his energy level’s good, we would like to run in the Belmont," said McGaughey...

Golden Soul

Per HRTV

Possible Entrants:

Micromanage & Unlimited Budget

Micromanage is out, according to David Grening on Twitter. Unlimited Budget is 75% likely to be entered.

Doubtful:

Goldencents


Out:

Dreaming Of Julia & Verrazano

Departing

Per Brisnet

"[Al] Stall said he had not talked with the owners about future plans for Departing, but that the Illinois Derby victor would not be participating in the Belmont Stakes."

Power Broker

Titletown Five

Per Courier-Journal:

...while Titletown Five (who faded to last of nine) will revert to sprinting. [Lukas]

Mylute

Itsmyluckyday

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