***Updated after Tuesday’s draw with post positions and morning-line odds
Freshened since his 80-1 Kentucky Derby (G1) upset, Rich Strike will try to make it a classic double in the June 11 Belmont S. (G1).
While Preakness (G1) winner Early Voting is passing on the third jewel of the Triple Crown, along with Epicenter who was second in both the Derby and Preakness, a few other classic veterans will advance to Belmont Park.
Several newcomers are trying the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion,” including Peter Pan (G3) romper We the People and the filly Nest.
Here’s a look at the field for the Belmont:
Kentucky Derby alumni
Rich Strike, post position 4, 7-2
Deep closer, who had been collecting minor awards in the Turfway Park preps, relished the pace meltdown to get up in the Derby.
Owner: RED TR-Racing; Trainer: Eric Reed; Jockey: Sonny Leon
Pedigree: Keen Ice-Gold Strike, by Smart Strike
Mo Donegal, post position 6, 5-2
Barber Road, post position 8, 10-1
Consistent placegetter through the Oaklawn Park preps was a wide-trip sixth in the Derby.
Owner: WSS Racing; Trainer: John Ortiz; Jockey: Joel Rosario
Pedigree: Race Day-Encounter, by Southern Image
Creative Minister, post position 5, 6-1
Lightly-raced colt more than reimbursed his $150,000 supplemental fee with a staying-on third.
Owner: Fern Circle Stables & Back Racing; Trainer: Kenny McPeek; Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
Pedigree: Creative Cause-Tamboz, by Tapit
Skippylongstocking, post position 2, 20-1
Preakness fifth was previously third in the Wood Memorial.
Owner: Daniel Alonso; Trainer: Saffie Joseph; Jockey: Manny Franco
Pedigree: Exaggerator-Twinkling, by War Chant
Nest, post position 3, 8-1
Ashland (G1) romper comes off a runner-up effort as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Owners: Repole Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Michael House; Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Pedigree: Curlin-Marion Ravenwood, by A.P. Indy
We the People, post position 1, 2-1
Peter Pan conqueror was rebounding from a seventh in the Arkansas Derby (G1), his only loss.
Owners: WinStar Farm, CMNWLTH, Siena Farm & Bobby Flay; Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset; Jockey: Flavien Prat
Pedigree: Constitution-Letchworth, by Tiznow
Golden Glider, post position 7, 20-1
Distant second in the Peter Pan had finished fourth in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Blue Grass (G1).
Owners: Gary Barber, Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Dylan Davis
Pedigree: Ghostzapper-Golden Scarf, by Orientate