A field of 10 has been entered to compete in Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1). The feature on an extravagant day of graded racing looks as wide open as it has in recent memory, with each horse in the field having a realistic chance of achieving Triple Crown glory.

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Here is the field:



Joevia Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (99) for second in Jimmy Winkfield Stakes*

5 Starts   Owner: Jeff and Michael Fazio   Sire: Shanghai Bobby
2 Wins   Breeder: Ikhana Farm (KY)   Dam: Peace Process
2 Place   Trainer: Gregory Sacco   Color: Dark Bay
0 Show   Jockey: Jose Lezcano    

Total Career Earnings: $131,600

The Long Branch Stakes star was outrun when seventh in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) in his previous graded attempt. The likely pacesetter in the cast has to overcome doubts about his class, as well as his ability to thrive at a marathon distance. He will be the likely one to catch in the early stages.



Everfast Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (94) for runner-up finishes in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Holy Bull Stakes (G2) *

11 Starts   Owner: Calumet Farm   Sire: Take Charge Indy
1 Wins   Breeder: Extern Developments (KY)   Dam: Awesome Surprise
2 Place   Trainer: Dale Romans   Color: Bay
1 Show   Jockey: Luis Saez    

Total Career Earnings: $464,805

The Preakness Stakes (G1) second made up a lot of ground at Pimlico three weeks prior and could relish the 1 1/2-mile distance in this spot. The Kentucky-bred is very inconsistent but has run big in two of his six assignments in 2019. Luis Saez picks up the mount atop the difficult-to-gauge late runner.



Master Fencer Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (95) in Kentucky Derby (G1) seventh*

7 Starts   Owner: Katsumi Yoshizawa   Sire: Just A Way
2 Wins   Breeder: Katsumi Yoshizawa (JPN)   Dam: Sexy Zamurai
2 Place   Trainer: Koichi Tsunoda   Color: Chestnut
0 Show   Jockey: Julien Leparoux    

Total Career Earnings: $234,392

This Japanese import gave a nice account of himself when beaten only four lengths under the wire in the Kentucky Derby (G1). The three-year-old colt is a slow-starting type with a big late kick, and his style and pedigree are both well suited to the demands of the Belmont Stakes (G1). Julien Leparoux will ride the win contender.



Tax Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (103) for third-placing in Remsen Stakes (G2)*

6 Starts   Owner: R. A. Hill Stable and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing   Sire: Arch
2 Wins   Breeder: Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Cilschneider (KY)   Dam: Toll
2 Place   Trainer: Danny Gargan   Color: Dark Bay
1 Show   Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.    

Total Career Earnings: $326,200

This Grade 3 winner ran a flat one in the slop at Churchill Downs most recently but will move forward on Big Sandy. The gelding has a pedigree and running style that seems tailored for the Belmont Stakes (G1). The son of Arch uses Belmont Park as his home base, and he gives the impression of a sophomore who could win the race.



Bourbon War Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Remsen Stakes (G2) fourth and allowance victory*

6 Starts   Owner: Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable   Sire: Tapit
2 Wins   Breeder: Conquest Stables LLC (KY)   Dam: My Conquestadory
1 Place   Trainer: Mark Hennig   Color: Bay
0 Show   Jockey: Mike Smith    

Total Career Earnings: $202,100

This Kentucky-bred took a lot of money at the windows in the Preakness Stakes (G1) in his first race with blinkers on and never factored while finishing eighth. The well-bred colt wintered nicely in Florida this season and gets another chance following a solid half-mile drill at Belmont Park. Bourbon War will receive a rider change to Mike Smith in hopes of earning his first graded win.



Spinoff Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (102) for runner-up effort in Louisiana Derby (G2)*

5 Starts   Owner: Wertheimer and Frere   Sire: Hard Spun
2 Wins   Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere (KY)   Dam: Zaftig
1 Place   Trainer: Todd Pletcher   Color: Chestnut
1 Show   Jockey: Javier Castellano    

Total Career Earnings: $260,000

This chestnut colt was a sharp second in the Louisiana Derby (G2) two prior, which preceded an 18th-placed result in the Kentucky Derby (G1). The homebred shows a trio of sharp local drills following his trip to Louisville, and he will benefit from the fitness he gained on Kentucky Derby Day. This contender has early pace and looms a danger with his best performance.



Sir Winston Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (101) for second in Peter Pan Stakes (G3)*

9 Starts   Owner: Tracy Farmer   Sire: Awesome Again
2 Wins   Breeder: Tracy Farmer (KY)   Dam: La Gran Bailadora
1 Place   Trainer: Mark Casse   Color: Chestnut
1 Show   Jockey: Joel Rosario    

Total Career Earnings: $161,773

This Mark Casse pupil ran his best race to date when coming home swiftly in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) most recently. The chestnut colt has never won on the dirt and is winless from four assignments in 2019 in advance of Saturday, but he could be coming around at the right time. The Kentucky-bred will have Joel Rosario in the stirrups.



Intrepid Heart Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Peter Pan Stakes (G3) third-placing*

3 Starts   Owner: Robert and Lawana Low   Sire: Tapit
2 Wins   Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY)   Dam: Flaming Heart
0 Place   Trainer: Todd Pletcher   Color: Gray/Roan
1 Show   Jockey: John Velazquez    

Total Career Earnings: $140,400

This lightly raced colt will aim to give both his trainer and sire a fourth Belmont Stakes win. The $750,000 auction purchase was an even third in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) in his stakes debut last time and steps up in class on this day. The Kentucky-bred has improved with each start and intrigues as a longshot contender.



War of Will Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Risen Star Stakes (G2) victory*

10 Starts   Owner: Gary Barber   Sire: War Front
4 Wins   Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY)   Dam: Visions of Clarity
1 Place   Trainer: Mark Casse   Color: Bay
1 Show   Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione    

Total Career Earnings: $1,491,569

The Preakness Stakes (G1) star proved he is among the best of his generation with a win at Pimlico, where he looked primed for success every step of the way. The millionaire colt is plenty fit right now, and he has a running style which is compatible to many recent winners of this storied event. Tyler Gaffalione will be in the controls aiming for a second Triple Crown tally atop the colt.



Tacitus Career Racing Stats

*Top BRIS Speed rating (103) in Wood Memorial (G2) triumph*

5 Starts   Owner: Juddmonte Farms Inc.   Sire: Tapit
3 Wins   Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc.   Dam: Close Hatches
0 Place   Trainer: Bill Mott   Color: Gray/Roan
1 Show   Jockey: Jose Ortiz    

Total Career Earnings: $953,000

This colt is the potential one to beat for conditioner Bill Mott. The son of Tapit has never run a bad race and he was elevated to third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), a race he might have needed in just his third off the layoff. The blue-blooded colt smoked a bullet five furlongs at Belmont on June 2 and seems poised for a big showing in this event.