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2005 Belmont Contenders

Date: 06/08/2005


There won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, but there should be a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness third place Giacomo and Preakness winner and Derby third place Afleet Alex. A few of their old rivals will be back to take them on in the Belmont, as well as some new shooters just entering the Triple Crown battle. Here is the latest list of horses planning to start in the Preakness. Expect changes as more decisions about going are made by trainers, plus the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont on Saturday is expected to send a couple of starters as well. 
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. A star by the dosage indicates a dual qualifier. More info about the new contenders should be coming this week.

Belmont Poll
Who will win the Belmont?

Bluegrass Cat
Bob and John
Deputy Glitters
Double Galore
Hemingway's Key
High Finance
Oh So Awesome
Platinum Couple
Sacred Light

Triple Crown quick links:

Afleet Alex Tim Ritchey 2.11 *Jeremy Rose
Andromeda's Hero Nick Zito 2.78Rafael Bejarano
A.P. Arrow D. Wayne Lukas 3.80Jose Valdivia Jr.
Buzzards BayJeff Mullins1.50Mark Guidry
Chekhov Patrick Biancone 2.69Gary Stevens
Don't Get Mad Ron Ellis 2.27Tyler Baze
GiacomoJohn Shirreffs4.33Mike Smith
Indy StormNick Zito 2.25Edgar Prado
Nolan's CatDale Romans 2.14undecided
Pinpoint Nick Zito 2.47Rafael Bejarano
Reverberate Sal Russo 1.11Jose Santos
Sort It Out Bob Baffert 1.67Brice Blanc
Southern Africa Michael Puhich 3.00Jon Court
Watchmon Patrick Reynolds 1.67Jose Santos
Bellamy Road Nick Zito 3.50Javier Castellano
Closing Argument Kiaran McLaughlin 4.00Cornelio Velasquez
Flower AlleyTodd Pletcher 1.73Jorge Chavez
Golden Man Richard Dutrow 1.67undecided
Greeley's GalaxyGlen Stute 4.00David Flores
High Limit Bobby Frankel 2.50Edgar Prado
Scrappy T Robert Bailes 5.67Ramon Dominguez
Shamoan Eoin Harty 4.50Jose Valdivia Jr.
Wilko Craig Dollase 7.00Corey Nakatani

                   NTRA Three-Year-Old Poll 06/06/05

     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Afleet Alex (15)        3-C    5-3-0-1  168   1   6/11 Belmont Stakes  
 2. Giacomo (2)             3-C    5-1-1-2  154   2   6/11 Belmont Stakes  
 3. Lost In The Fog         3-C    4-4-0-0  114   4   6/11 Riva Ridge S.   
 4. Scrappy T               3-G    5-2-1-2   91   3   6/25 Colonial Turf   
 5. Closing Argument        3-C    4-1-1-1   83   5   Undecided            
 6. Bellamy Road            3-C    3-2-0-0   77   6   Undecided            
 7. Don't Get Mad           3-C    5-1-1-1   53   7   Undecided            
 8. Summerly                3-F    5-4-0-0   45   9   6/25 Mother Goose S. 
 9. Buzzards Bay            3-C    5-2-0-1   43   8   Undecided            
10. Oratory                 3-C    5-3-2-0   27  10   8/27 Travers Stakes  
A_S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Sun King-21, High Fly-14, Pinpoint-10, Sis City-9, Flower Alley-7, Bandini-5, Rockport Harbor-4, Andromeda's Hero-2, English Channel-2, High Limit-2, Melhor Ainda-1, Round Pond-1, Southern Africa-1, Spun Sugar-1.

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