Thursday, June 18, 2020

Post Positions for 2020 Belmont Stakes; Florida Derby winner Tiz the Law Favored

HRFLA Staff Report
On Wednesday, entries were taken and posts were drawn for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes  (Grade 1).

The field is listed below in order of posts and program numbers,  with jockeys and trainers. Morning line odds are in parentheses. All horses will carry 126 pounds.

The Belmont Stakes is 1 1/8 miles this year and is the tenth race on Saturday's card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Scheduled post is 5:42 p.m. Eastern. NBC's over-the-air stations will have a live telecast from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00  p.m. Eastern.

1. Tap It To Win (6-1)                         John Velazquez--Mark Casse.                           
2. Sole Volante (9-2)                   Luca Panici--Patrick Biancone
3. Max Player (15-1)                   Joel Rosario--Linda Rice
4. Modernist (15-1)                     Junior Alvarado--Bill Mott
5. Farmington Road (15-1)          Javier Castellano--Todd Pletcher
6. Fore Left (30-1)                      Jose Ortiz-Doug O'Neill
7. Jungle Runner (50-1)               Reylu Gutierrez-Steve Asmussen
8. Tiz  the Law (6-5)                     Manuel Franco-Barclay Tagg
9. Dr Post (5-1)                           Irad  Ortiz Jr.--Todd Pletcher
10. Pneumatic (6-1)                   Ricardo Santana --Steve ASmuss6en

The five horses identified in bold raced at least  once this year at Gulfstream Park or at Tampa Bay Downs.  At Gulfstream, morning line favorite Tiz the Law won the 1/16 mile Holy Bull (Grade  3) on Feb. 1 and the 11/8 mile Florida Derby on March 28.

We will post an expanded version of this story later on Thursday.


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