It was sunny and cool Friday morning at Belmont Park when Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome came out on the track. He had his final gallop around the Belmont Park oval, traveling two miles under exercise rider Willie Delgado after schooling in the paddock around 6 a.m. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will jog tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m.
His trainer Art Sherman said, "I feel better about this race than I have any other race, to be honest with you, just looking at the horse and saying, 'Wow,' I see how far he's advanced. I know it'll be tougher going a mile and a half, but this horse is a good horse. I think he's the real McCoy. They better worry about me, I can tell you that."
Belmont Stakes entries - a field of 11 was entered with California Chrome drawing post 2.
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