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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

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Belmont ante-post punters as blinkered as these geldings

New York - Hold those bets mug punters everywhere, the Belmont Stakes ante-post market is rigged by deceptive stars that will blow up in your faces before the weekend is over.

And blow a huge hole in your wallets if you take the measley odds that reckon California Chrome a virtual cert to win the last leg of this year's Triple Crown.

That's the message from top astro pundits as the Belmont's red hot ante-post favorite bids to become the first winner since Affirmed in 1978 to win racing's precious Triple Crown.

In the frame for a huge setback Saturday is the sudden retrograde movement of the communications planet Mercury, reversing weeks of speculation surrounding trainer Art Sherman's lucky three year-old colt.

Other aspects including a Moon-Mars conjunction in the sign of Libra show that a wildly overheated betting market is destined to come crashing back to earth, maybe letting in a 20-1 outsider to seize the Belmont spoils.

Leading contenders for Saturday's race include the 6-1 shot Wicked Strong, 8-1 chance Tonalist, 12-1 Ride On Curlin and 20-1 shot General a Rod.

Meanwhile the facorite's jockey Victor Espinoza remains bullish about his charge's chances, pointing out that all ten rivals in the million dollar race are confirmed entries for the 2014 Donkey Derby.

Watch the race live right here on Saturday.

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