Orb will win the Belmont Stakes. The race is a perfect for his running style, and the thoroughbred displayed great advancement this spring in Florida.
His Kenducky Derby was smashing.
Did Orb bounce in The Preakness? Or was he compromised by (1) the other jockeys’s tactics, (2) being penned on the rail, and (3) the presence of his childhood friend, Departing?
And yet, he still finished strong.
Big Sandy is Orb’s home turf. Watch, root for, root against, and enjoy nevertheless.
He will storm by looking like the freshest Belmont winner since Secretariat.
Perhaps the odds are against such a bold prediction since only two colts have won only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont since the last triple crown winner, Affirmed, in 1978.
Swale in 1984.
Thunder Gulch in 1995.
We like those odds, though!