2017 Belmont Stakes contenders

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TwinSpires Staff

June 4th, 2017

Here is the field, with post positions and morning-line odds, for Saturday's 149th renewal of the Belmont S. (G1).

Although Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Always Dreaming and Preakness (G1) star Cloud Computing are sitting out the Belmont, the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” still offers plenty of intrigue.

Get details with the free Brisnet PPs, and for the latest news and more background on each contender, click their respective links to


#1 TWISTED TOM, 20-1

Federico Tesio winner wasn’t Triple Crown-nominated and had to be supplemented for the Belmont.

Owner: Cobra Farm, Trainer: Chad Brown, Jockey: Javier Castellano

Twisted Tom news


#2 TAPWRIT, 6-1

Tampa Bay Derby (G2) scorer strives to regain form off a fifth in the Blue Grass and sixth in the Derby.

Owner: Bridlewood Farm/Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners/LaPenta, Trainer: Todd Pletcher, Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Tapwrit news


#3 GORMLEY, 8-1

Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner, ninth in the Derby, now gets the green light for the Belmont.

Owner: Jerry and Anne Moss, Trainer: John Shirreffs, Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Gormley news


#4 J BOYS ECHO, 15-1

Gotham (G3) victor, fourth in the Blue Grass (G2) and 15th in the Derby, hopes for better luck back in New York.

Owner: Albaugh Family Stable & Bobby Flay, Trainer: Dale Romans, Jockey: Robby Albarado

J Boys Echo news



Last-out Churchill allowance scorer was previously unplaced in Louisiana Derby (G2) and Illinois Derby (G3).

Owner: Mark and Nancy Stanley, Trainer: Dallas Stewart, Jockey: Florent Geroux

Hollywood Handsome news



Kentucky Derby runner-up and Preakness fourth joins Classic Empire as warriors in all three jewels.

Owner: L & N Racing, Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Lookin at Lee news



Wood Memorial (G2) hero eyes a rebound following his fade to 10th in the Derby.

Owner: Isabelle de Tomaso, Trainer: Graham Motion, Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Irish War Cry news



Lexington (G3) hero took a step forward with a fast-finishing third in the Preakness.

Owner: Fern Circle Stables, Trainer: Ken McPeek, Jockey: Channing Hill

Senior Investment news


#9 MEANTIME, 15-1

Keeneland maiden winner exits a second in his stakes debut in the Peter Pan (G3).

Owner: Silverton Hill, Trainer: Brian Lynch, Jockey: Mike Smith

Meantime news


#10 MULTIPLIER, 15-1

Illinois Derby victor aims to improve on his sixth in the Preakness.

Owner: Gary Barber, Adam Wachtel & George Kerr, Trainer: Brendan Walsh, Jockey: Joel Rosario

Multiplier news


#11 EPICHARIS, 4-1

Unbeaten at home in Japan, Sunday Silence grandson comes off a narrow loss in the UAE Derby (G2).

Owner: Carrot Farm, Trainer: Kiyoshi Hagiwara, Jockey: Christophe Lemaire

Epicharis news


#12 PATCH, 12-1

One-eyed Louisiana Derby runner-up was 14th in the Derby from post 20.

Owner: Calumet Farm, Trainer: Todd Pletcher, Jockey: John Velazquez

Patch news