Baffert is not a fan of the inside post for his horses, no matter what the race. So we're just going to deal with it.
The iconic trainer won the Belmont in three consecutive years from 1994-1996, finding the winner's circle with Tabasco Cat, Thunder Gulch and Editor's Note before adding a fourth in 2000 with Commendable.
Hofburg was made the 9-2 second choice.
Bravazo and Vino Rosso were pegged at 8-1 each in the morning line. Justify and Bravazo will be the only horses to campaign the entire Triple Crown trail this year. The last was with victor American Pharoah, making Wheels Up undefeated in Triple Crown sponsorship and putting everything on the line with Justify. The Kentucky Derby's 17th-place finisher is at 9-1.
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Shurmur, who was hired in January, also recently threw out a first pitch at Citi Field before a Mets game as he comes into focus in the NY spotlight. Bravazo was sixth in the Derby and came running late to finish a half-length behind Justify in the Preakness.
If he wins the Triple Crown, Justify will become only the 13th horse to do so in history.
"One of these horses or two maybe has to run a little bit better than you would expect them to, mine included (to win)", Lukas said. Still, the post draw makes each horse's starting position official, and the morning line odds provide a starting point for any bettors preparing their trifectas for Saturday.
WheelsUp isn't a stranger to the Triple Crown.
"Heading into Belmont, our team is thrilled to partner with Wheels Up, America's fastest-growing private aviation company", said Elliott Walden, President and Chief Executive of WinStar Farm, who co-owns Justify with the China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing.