Before we hand California Chrome the Triple Crown, it might be a good idea to glimpse at the rest of the field and look for at least one reason each contender can pull off the upset in New York on Saturday.
The betting is clearly heading in one direction with the current betting odds on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner at 11/10 according to Odds Shark.
However, we have seen a few heavy favorites crash and burn trying to get the demanding distance of the third jewel of the Triple Crown.
What do Big Brown, Smarty Jones, Real Quiet, Sunday Silence, Alysheba, Pleasant Colony and Spectacular Bid all have in common? They all went off at betting odds of even money or less and lost the Belmont Stakes.
Let’s find at least one reason each contender could win in New York (in order of their probable betting odds, high to low).