Belmont Stakes 2012 Expert Picks: What Pundits Are Saying About Top Horses

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Belmont Stakes 2012 Expert Picks: What Pundits Are Saying About Top Horses
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I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill speaks to the press.

The Belmont Stakes post positions and entries were drawn yesterday, and we now officially know that I'll Have Another will have to defeat 11 horses to win horse racing's Triple Crown.

I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday after he was the last of the 12 Belmont horses to arrive at the detention barn four minutes past the 12:00 noon E.T. check-in deadline and moved into his secured barn shortly after the post positions draw was held.

He drew the post position No. 11 and was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and  become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

History tells us that only two horses have won the Belmont Stakes after starting from the 11th post. The most recent one ended a Triple Crown bid, and was the longest odds-on horse in the race's history, Sarava at 70-1 odds.

He ended War Emblem's Triple Crown bid in 2002. I'll Have Another is no stranger at making history with post positions, as he was the first horse to win the Derby from the 19th post.

Dullahan is the second choice on the morning line at 5-1, Union Rags the third at 8-1 and Paynter follows in fourth at 8-1.

Let's take a quick look at what the pundits are saying about the top five betting choices on the morning line odds.

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