Not close in the Preakness. Moving on.
Looks to me that 10 Tacitus and 9 War of Will have a great class edge over the rest of the field. Tacitus has been resting since the Derby, and our numbers showed that he can run forever at a constant pace. War of Will has done nothing wrong although our numbers showed that he couldn't get the 10f of the Derby. If you recall, he had every chance to win after the debacle, but faded in the last eighth of a mile. Casse says the horse has been doing great and actually gained weight since the Preakness win. I'm still skeptical that the horse can get the distance, and coupled with the tough campaign, I'm leaving him out. Do so at your own peril.
My second choice is the lightly raced 8 Intrepid Heart. Trained by Pletcher who does very well in the Belmont. Stumbled in the Peter Pan as the favorite, and he is a Tapit as is Tacitus. Johnny V. rides with blinkers on. Look for near or at the lead. Third choice is 7 Sir Winston who came from way back to finish almost five lengths in front of Intrepid Heart in the Peter Pan. The other horse trained by Casse and ridden by Rosario. Not the winning style for the Belmont.
Safe bet: $2 Exacta box: 10 with 7-8-9 = $12
Here is my bet:
$20 Exacta box: 10 with 7-8 = $80