No Triple, no buzz and maybe no Kentucky Derby
winner for the Belmont Stakes.
On the morning after Curlin edged Street Sense by a head in the
Preakness, trainer Carl Nafzger says he's leaning against running
Derby winner Street Sense in the Belmont on June ninth.
Nafzger could change his mind, but even if Street Sense shows up
the Belmont won't be the same without a Triple on the line.
This is the third year in a row without an attempt to crown the
first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978.
There's still an intriguing field for the one-and-a-half-mile
Belmont including Curlin, who finished third in the Derby.
Hard Spun finished second in the Derby and third in the
Preakness and likely will try again in the Belmont. Trainer Larry
Jones figures it's his turn to win.