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2004 Belmont Contenders

Date: 06/01/2004



Smarty Jones is 2/3 of the way to becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner, but he won't have it easy at Belmont. As many as nine rivals have surfaced so far to try and stop him on June 5th at Belmont Park. Here is the latest list of probable starters for the Belmont, but expect it to change over the next two weeks, so keep checking back to see what's going on. Entries will be taken and post positions selected on June 2nd.

The Peter Pan at Belmont on Saturday, May 22nd, was supposed to be a prep for the Belmont, but it wound up more like an elimination as not a single horse from that race is planning to go on to the Belmont. This means the field will probably stay small, with only 7 or 8 horses, barring any last minute changes of heart. Smarty Jones is scaring off a lot of the competition!

Triple Crown quick links:

Belmont Poll
Who will win the Belmont Stakes?

Master David
Rock Hard Ten
Royal Assault
Smarty Jones
Tap Dancer

BirdstoneNick ZitoEdgar Prado
CaimanAngel MedinaRamon Dominguez
EddingtonMark HennigJerry Bailey
Master DavidBobby FrankelAlex Solis
MustanfarKiaran McLaughlinRichard Migliore
PurgeTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez
Rock Hard TenJason OrmanAlex Solis
Royal AssaultNick ZitoPat Day
Smarty JonesJohn ServisStewart Elliott
Tap DancerKathleen O'ConnellJavier Castellano
CastledaleJeff Mullinsstaying in CA
Friends LakeJohn Kimmelknee surgery
Sinister GJohn Toscanonot ready
SwingforthefencesRichard Violette Jr.not ready
TapitMichael Dickinsonlung infection
The Cliff's EdgeNick Zitonot ready

Three-Year-Old Poll 6/01/04
     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Smarty Jones (15)       3-C    6-6-0-0  150   1   6/5 Belmont Stakes   
 2. Rock Hard Ten           3-C    4-2-1-1  123   2   6/5 Belmont Stakes   
 3. Lion Heart              3-C    4-0-3-0   94   3   Undecided            
 4. Ashado                  3-F    3-2-1-0   80   7   6/26 Mother Goose S. 
 5. The Cliff's Edge        3-C    4-1-1-1   72   4   6/5 Belmont Stakes   
 6. Eddington               3-C    6-2-1-3   68   6   6/5 Belmont Stakes   
 7. Imperialism             3-C    5-2-1-1   66   5   Undecided            
 8. Purge                   3-C    4-2-1-0   56   9   Undecided            
 9. Tapit                   3-C    3-1-0-0   27   8   Undecided            
10. Limehouse               3-C    4-2-0-1   26  10   Undecided            
Age-Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Royal Assault-17, Kitten's Joy-16, Read The Footnotes-8, Master David-5, Friends Lake-5, Island Sand-4, Medallist-3, Pulse-3, Castledale-1, Birdstone-1

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