Big Brown, Big Favorite: Inside Post, 2-5 Belmont Odds

Trainer confident he'll win the Triple Crown
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 5:44 PM CDT
Exercise rider Michelle Nevin, right, holds Belmont Stakes hopeful Big Brown as he gets washed down Wednesday, June 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
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(Newser) – Big Brown drew the inside post for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, meaning he'll run closest to the rail as he tries to become the first horse in 20 years to win the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is the heavy favorite, with 2-5 odds. The horse given the best chance of beating him, Casino Drive, is listed at 7-2. None of the other eight horses have single-digit odds, the AP reports.

"I just can't see a post position getting him beat,” said trainer Rick Dutrow. “The horse is doing great. Everybody has seen him run. He's beaten mostly every horse in the race with ease.”