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Belmont Stakes 2012 Odds: I'll Have Another Opens At 4-To-5

In the first odds released after the post positions for the Belmont Stakes were announced, I'll Have Another, looking to break the 34-year Triple Crown drought, opened up at 4-to-5 for Saturday's race. Despite starting in the No. 11 post, Matt Gardner at And Down The Stretch They Come thinks that should be an advantage for I'll Have Another.

I'll Have Another drew post position #11 which should suit him just fine and keep him out in the clear in the early stages of the race. In the Derby and the Preakness, I'll Have Another relaxed quite well when running in the three or four path, allowing jockey Mario Gutierrez to settle him into a good rhythm in the early stages.

Other notable odds for horses in the Belmont Stakes include Dullahan at 5-to-1, Union Rags at 6-to-1 and Paynter at 8-to-1. Street Life, starting from the No. 1 post has the next best odds at 12-to-1. Every other horse in the event has odds at 30-to-1 or worse.

Here are the rest of the odds.

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The race is set for a post time of 6:40 with television coverage on NBC.

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with thisStoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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