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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

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California Chrome is an early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown champion since 1978.  The colt is heading to the No. 2 post on Saturday at Belmont Park under Victor Espinoza.  This post-position has produced eleven winners.

Belmont Stakes Preview: California Chrome Runs For Racing History

Perhaps California Chrome can put this 36-year drought to an end, but first he will have to overcome field of ten other contenders including Wicked Strong and Tonalist.

Here’s what some of our CBS Local Sports Experts think the finish line will look like: 

Jody McDonald, 94 WIP – Philadelphia

1. Tonalist

2. Wicked Strong

3. California Chrome

Brian Monzo, WFAN – New York

1. Tonalist

2. California Chrome

3. Wicked Strong

Adam Hoge, CBSChicago.com

1. California Chrome

2.  Tonalist

3. Ride On Curlin

Rob Charry, 94 WIP – Philadelphia

1. California Chrome

2. Tonalist

3. Wicked Strong

Marc Malusis, CBS Sports Radio

1. California Chrome

2. Wicked Strong

3. Tonalist

Paul Jolovitz, 94 WIP – Philadelphia

1. California Chrome

2. Tonalist

3. Commanding Curve

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Here is the 2014 Belmont Stakes Field & Post Positions

  1.      Medal Count
  2.      California Chrome
  3.      Matterhorn
  4.      Commanding Curve
  5.      Ride On Curlin
  6.      Samraat
  7.      Commissioner
  8.      Wicked Strong
  9.      General a Rod
  10.      Tonalist
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