In addition to the post positions, the morning-line odds also were assigned, with Justify made the overwhelming favorite at 4-5. "My horses seem to live in it".
"I never like drawing the rail in one of these races, but we have it and we can't change it", Baffert said. "I just feel most importantly the horse is doing well".
Justify, who opened as a 4/5 favorite, is looking to become the first Triple Crown victor since American Pharoah, another Baffert horse, in 2015 but only the third since 1978. Preakness runner-up Bravazo and Vino Rosso are next at 8-1, followed by Gronkowski and Tenfold at 12-1, Blended Citizen at 15-1 and 30-1 shots Noble Indy, Free Drop Billy and Restoring Hope. Justify's broodmare sire, Ghostzapper, took graded stakes sprints like the seven-furlong Tom Fool Handicap and the 6 1/2 furlong Vosburgh Stakes in addition to the Breeders' Cup Classic at 1 1/4 miles.
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Justify stays undefeated at the Kentucky Derby, breaking the 136-year-old Curse of Apollo.
Bravazo also has a favourable draw at No. 3 and will be hopeful of posing a challenge on the top spot. He won the Preakness.
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Now he enters the $1.5m race at Belmont Park as America's next great equine sensation, looking to join a famous roll of thoroughbreds to capture the Triple Crown that includes Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978) and American Pharoah (2015). Preparing for the longest race of the Triple Crown after running two of the best races of a horse's career is no easy task, but if anyone is up to it, it's Baffert.
The 10-horse field was revealed at the draw for post positions. But none have won from the rail since Empire Maker in 2003.
"It's all you can hope for", Baffert said. "What a lovely horse.' He's become a rock star, like Pharoah, so let's see if he can do it".
While Justify is the heavy favorite with 4/5 odds, according to the opening line, the horse given the second-best chance at winning the race is Hofburg, whose owner, Juddmonte Farms, has pulled off a Belmont upset in the past.
Post time for the 150 Belmont Stakes is scheduled for 5:37 p.m. CDT Saturday.