We the People Heads Field of Eight in Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Field

A field of eight led by We the People will line up in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1).

A field of eight will line up on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1), led by Peter Pan (G2) winner We the People, who was installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite.

Trained by Rodolphe Brisset, the son of Constitution bounced back off his seventh-place finish in the Arkansas Derby (G1) to win the Peter Pan on May 14 by 10 ¼ lengths. Flavien Prat retains the mount and will break from the rail.

Mo Donegal, who rallied for fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) is the second choice on the morning line at 5-2. He is trained by Todd Pletcher, a three-time winning trainer of the race. Pletcher will give Irad Ortiz Jr. a leg up and will break from the six post.

Rich Strike, who pulled off the huge upset in the Run for the Roses and then skipped the Preakness Stakes (G1) is the third choice on the morning line at 7-2. Sonny Leon has the return call for trainer Eric Reed.

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Creative Minster (6-1) made his stakes debut in the Preakness where he checked in third at 10-1. The colt is trained by Ken McPeek who pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Belmont Stakes history with Sarava who paid $142.50 to win in 2002.

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The filly Nest (8-1) takes on the boys for Pletcher, who saddled the filly Rags to Riches to Belmont Stakes glory in 2007. The filly ran second to Secret Oath in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in her last outing. Jose Ortiz picks up the mount and will break from post three.

Completing the field are Barber Road (10-1) who was sixth in the Kentucky Derby, Skippylongstocking (20-1) who was fifth in the Preakness and Golden Glider (20-1), the runner up in the Peter Pan.

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The field for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes

1 We the People Flavien Prat 2-1
2 Skipplongstocking Manny Franco 20-1
3 Nest Jose Ortiz 8-1
4 Rich Strike Sonny Leon 7-2
5 Creative Minister Brian Hernandez Jr. 6-1
6 Mo Donegal Irad Ortiz Jr. 5-2
7 Golden Glider Dylan Davis 20-1
8 Barber Road Joel Rosario 10-1


NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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