And that’s how morning lines are made…
With Triple Crown on the line, I’ll Have Another is 4-5 morning-line favorite in 12-horse Belmont Stakes field | NOLA.com
ELMONT, N.Y. – This time, for the first time, I’ll Have Another will be the favorite.
I’ll Have Another, who with a victory in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday would become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 12 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for the third jewel of the Triple Crown.
In winning five of seven career starts, I’ll Have Another never was the favorite. He went off at 15-1 in the Kentucky Derby and 3-1 in the Preakness.
“Four-to-five is the price I had in mind as soon as they hit the wire in the Preakness,’’ Belmont Park line-maker Eric Donovan said. “I started with that.’’