Heading into Saturday's Belmont Stakes, there are numerous angles to consider as you analyze the deep, competitive 14-horse field. As if finding the winner in such a large field was not hard enough, the foreboding weather forecast throws another element into the mix.
This field of sophomores will be challenged in a way that none have been so far in their careers. The demanding distance of a mile and a half is a new obstacle for all of them and some will relish the challenge while others will struggle.
We are down to the wire for the 145th Belmont Stakes. Here are some last-minute predictions on how this exciting race will play out as these three-year-olds compete for their place in history.