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2012 Belmont Stakes: Updated Morning Line Odds, Reaction With I'll Have Another Out

Dullahan has been established as a 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. The race was expected to feature I’ll Have Another in a bid for the first horse racing Triple Crown in 34 years, but a leg injury has forced the horse to be scratched and retired.

"It’s devastating. I really wanted him to compete. This was going to be a special race, one of the biggest races of our time. It’s just devastating," said Dullahan trainer Dale Romans of I’ll Have Another’s injury. "We’re going to inherit the role as favorite, but I’d rather have him in there. I think we could have competed with him and it would have been a great race and great for the sport. It would have been something special to beat him."

Updated Morning Line Odds

1. Street Life 8-1
2. Unstoppable U 20-1
3. Union Rags 3-1
4. Atigun 15-1
5. Dullahan 9-5
6. Ravelo’s Boy 30-1
7. Five Sixteen 30-1
8. Guyana Star Dweej 30-1
9. Paynter 7-2
10. Optimizer 15-1
11. I’ll Have Another [Scratched]
12. My Adonis 15-1

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