8 Jun 2012

I'll Have Another favourite for Belmont Stakes

12:11 pm on 8 June 2012

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was installed as the odds-on favourite to win this weekend's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes in New York despite drawing wide.

The three-year-old chestnut colt, bidding to become the first horse in 34 years to complete the elusive treble of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, will break from barrier 11 in the 12-horse field.

Despite the awkward draw, bookmakers had no hesitation in listing I'll Have Another as the $1.80 favourite for Sunday's 2400-metre race.