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Derby winner Orb 3-1 favorite for Belmont

Published June 5, 2013 9:26 am

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New York • Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Belmont Stakes.

Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice in the largest Belmont field since 1996. Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Todd Pletcher has a record five 3-year-olds in the 1½-mile race. Among them is Unlimited Budget, who will attempt to become the fourth filly to win the final leg of the Triple Crown. His other entries are Overanalyze, Palace Malice, Revolutionary and Midnight Taboo. Revolutionary is the second choice at 9-2.

Also entered Wednesday are Frac Daddy, Freedom Child, Giant Finish, Golden Soul, Incognito, Vyjack and Will Take Charge.