Big Brown Can Win It All

So it’s almost time to find out the answer to the question I’ve been asking all season: Can Big Brown do it?

This Saturday, Belmont Park is expecting a record crowd to witness Big Brown’s attempt to become the 12th winner of the elusive Triple Crown. It’s been thirty years since Affirmed won it.

Like all right-thinking New Yorkers, I’ll be pulling for Big Brown.

The field for The Test Of Champions looks like this:

No .8 — Ann Nakal: Would have to improve many lengths to be a factor.

No. 1 — Big Brown: Another blockbuster performance will make him a Triple Crown winner.

No. 5 — Casino Drive: Won first start in the United States. Bred to run all day. Workouts have been on the slow side.

No. 6 — Da’Tara: Does not belong in the race.

No .4 –Denis Of Cork: Finished third to Big Brown in the Derby.Working well. A contender.

No. 2 — Guadalcanal: Has not won a race. Pass.

No. 10 — Icabad Crane: Finished third in the Preakness. Will be running at the finish.

No. 3 — Macho Again: Second to Brown in Preakness. Should be able to get the one-mile-and-a-half distance.

No. 9 — Ready’s Eco: Improving colt. Third to Casino Drive in the Peter Pan stakes. Will have no problem with the distance.

No. 7 — Tale Of Ekati: He’s two for two at Belmont Park. Working great for this start. Ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby.

My top five selections:

No .1 — Big Brown

No. 4 — Denis Of Cork

No. 9 — Ready’s Eco

No. 7 — Tale Of Ekati

No.10 — Icabad Crane

Safe trip to all the riders and horses in the 140th Belmont Stakes.

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