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Belmont Stakes preview

After the Nyquist bubble burst in the slop at Pimlico, the Triple Crown dream is over until next year but we still have Exaggerator going for two of the three. Regular US racing correspondent Jon da Silva, @creamontop, chimes in with his unique assessment.

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Belmont Stakes
Grade 1, 12 Furlongs, Dirt
US$1,500,000
1837 local, 2337 BST


They don't run many races this far in America. However if you've seen the no longer run Breeder's Cup Marathon you'll be aware dirt and distance racing is a bit like a pint of Carling at a CAMRA meeting.

Note Kentucky Derby (KD) and Preakness (Pr)

Exaggerator KD 2nd Pr 1st
This year one horse comes in just Nyquist from trying for a Triple Crown. Exaggerator is clearly the best here and running three top class races in six weeks is possible notwithstanding the gap in Triple Crown Winners of 35 years very possible. Unlike the Pharoah Exaggerator is a closer. He won't get the easy lead here whereby after a har…