Ice Box Set as 3-1 Favorite at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK — Ice Box has been made the 3-1 favorite for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes.

Ice Box finished second in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness. Ice Box will leave from the No. 5 post for trainer Nick Zito and will be ridden by Jose Lezcano.

A field of 12 three-year-olds has been entered for the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Neither Derby winner Super Saver nor Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky are running in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont.

Preakness runner-up First Dude is the second choice at 7-2. Zito has a second Belmont starter in Dwyer winner Fly Down, the third choice at 9-2.

Also entered Wednesday: Dave in Dixie, Drosselmeyer, Game on Dude, Interactif, Make Music for Me, Spangled Star, Stately Victor, Stay Put and Uptowncharlybrown.

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