The 2016 Belmont Stakes will be held on June 11 at 6:32 p.m. ET.
Exaggerator comes into the race as the heavy favorite after defeating Nyquist to win the Preakness Stakes. He overcame muddy, rainy conditions to edge out Cherry Wine and Nyquist by three and a half lengths. Exaggerator is currently given 6/5 odds to come away with another victory.
With Nyquist not running in the Belmont, Suddenbreakingnews is expected to be Exaggerator’s biggest challenger, given 5/1 odds. Cherry Wine and Stradivari are also expected to be tough competitors.
Below are the odds for the horses as of Saturday afternoon.
Cherry Wine: 8/1
Brodys Cause: 22/1
Governor Malibu: 22/1
Wild About Deb: 40/1
Seeking the Soul: 54/1
Forever d’Oro: 63/1
Trojan Nation: 65/1