Belmont Stakes Odds, Post Positions: California Chrome 3-5 Early Favorite

California Chrome can became American horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion.

The horse, which won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes earlier this year, was a 3-5 early favorite Wednesday. Jockey Victor Espinoza will be atop California Chrome in the No. 2 post this Saturday at Belmont Park. Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, also was listed No. 2 at Belmont the year he pulled off horse racing’s most famous feat.

Fourth-place Derby finisher Wicked Strong (6-1) drew post No. 9. Tonalist (8-1) will break from the No. 11 post, and Ride On Curlin (12-1) will break from the No. 5 post.

1. Medal Count (20-1)
2. California Chrome (3-5)
3. Matterhorn (30-1)
4. Commanding Curve (15-1)
5. Ride On Curlin (12-1)
6. Matuszak (30-1)
7. Samraat (20-1)
8. Commissioner (20-1)
9. Wicked Strong (6-1)
10. General a Rod (20-1)
11. Tonalist (8-1)

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