The last of this year’s Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes in New York, is only hours away.
The Kentucky Derby’s upset winner, Animal Kingdom, and the Preakness winner who dashed Animal’s Triple Crown dream, Shackleford, are both running against each other for the third time to see if someone can make it two out of three.
My treats are on Animal Kingdom (whom I also predicted to win the Derby) to win the Belmont.
But if both of those past winners poop out on the 1 ½ mile track, my long-shot pick is Prime Cut, ridden by Edgar Prado, a newbie to the Triple Crown races who has finished in the money in his last 6 races, and won two of them.
May the best horse win and may they all be safe!