LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The post position draw for Saturday's Belmont Stakes may have been a good omen for I'll Have Another, the Doug O'Neill-trained colt bidding to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
I'll Have Another drew post No. 11 in the 12-horse field. That should be a familiar look for jockey Mario Gutierrez. He broke from the No. 9 spot in a 10-horse Preakness field, and was the first horse to win from the No. 19 post (with 20 starters) in the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite in the 12-horse field.
It could be a good omen for the Doug O'Neill-trained colt. He broke from the next-to-last post position in both his Kentucky Derby and Belmont victories.
Dullahan, trained by Louisville native Dale Romans, is the second choice, drawing Post No. 5. He's the second-choice in the morning line at 5-1 and has a new rider for the Belmont -- Javier Castellano.
Read more from the Belmont Stakes this weekend from WDRB's Rick Bozich in New York.
Belmont post positions, odds, trainers and jockeys:
1. Street Life (12-1) Chad Brown - Jose Lezcano
2. Unstoppable U (30-1) Ken McPeek - Junior Alvarado
3. Union Rags (6-1) Michael Matz - John Velazquez
4. Atigun (30-1) Ken McPeek - Julien Leparoux
5. Dullahan (5-1) Dale Romans - Javier Castellano
6. Ravelo's Boy (50-1) Manny Azpurua - Alex Solis
7. Five Sixteen (50-1) Dominick Schettino - Rosie Napravnik
8. Guyana Star Dweej (50-1) Doodnauth Shivmangal - Kent Desormeaux
9. Paynter (8-1) Bob Baffert - Mike Smith
10. Optimizer (20-1) D. Wayne Lukas - Corey Nakatani
11. I'll Have Another (4-5) Doug O'Neill - Mario Gutierrez
12. My Adonis (20-1) Kelly Breen - Ramon Dominguez
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