Kentucky Derby

It's early, but Belmont field beginning to take shape for shot at Triple Crown hopeful Justify

It's early, but Belmont field beginning to take shape for shot at Triple Crown hopeful Justify

Justify, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, should see some familiar competitors at New York’s Belmont Park on June 9.

Bravazo, sixth in the Derby and a hard-charging runner-up in the Preakness, will run in the Belmont Stakes, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday.

A half-length behind Justify, Bravazo finished a neck in front of Tenfold in the Preakness.

“I just loved the way he ran. We’d like to have won it, but I think we needed another 15 yards and maybe we could have gotten it done,” Lukas told reporters at Pimlico Race Course before leaving for Kentucky. “After studying the video we were running the fastest of any of them at the end.”

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