The field for the 151st Belmont Stakes was drawn Tuesday evening and Grade 1 hero Tacitus has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite from the far outside post 10. Just to his inside is 2-1 second choice War of Will, who captured the Preakness Stakes (G1) last out. Master Fencer tries a second time for a U.S. classic victory by lining up in the 2019 Belmont Stakes following an elevated sixth-placing in the Kentucky Derby (G1). The Japanese-bred runner is the third choice on the morning line at 8-1.


1 Joevia Greg Sacco Jose Lezcano 30-1
2 Everfast Dale Romans Luis Saez 12-1
3 Master Fencer Koichi Tsunoda Julien Leparoux 8-1
4 Tax Danny Gargan Irad Ortiz Jr. 15-1
5 Bourbon War Mark Hennig Mike Smith 12-1
6 Spinoff Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 15-1
7 Sir Winston Mark Casse Joel Rosario 12-1
8 Intrepid Heart Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 10-1
9 War of Will Mark Casse Tyler Gaffalione 2-1
10 Tacitus Bill Mott Jose Ortiz 9-5