Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes on next Saturday the 6th of June. Co-owner Jess Jackson citing a need for rest for the Preakness winner Alexandra after winning four graded races and dominating the Kentucky Oaks.
Without Rachel Alexandra in the field the favorite has to be Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. The runner up in the Preakness will be ridden by Calvin Borel who rode him to a win in the derby. The owners of Mine That Bird have been waiting to see if the filly would run in the Belmont or would they get Borel back on the derby winner.
For Borel he will be looking to win all three Triple Crown races but not on the same horse. After winning the first leg on Mine That Bird and then switching to Rachel Alexandra in the next race. With Borel riding Mine That Bird the horse should win the Belmont Stakes with ease.