Mine That Bird was established as the 2 to 1 morning line favorite to win the 2009 Belmont Stakes this morning when post positions were drawn.
The second choice? That would be Charitable Man at 3 to 1 who actually looks like a stand out in this race because there appears to be only one other speed horse in Miner's Escape. As fantastic as Mine That Bird is, Charitable Man, who is 3 out of 4 with his lone loss coming on the Polytrack at Keeneland, could be the best horse of his generation.
With two victories over the Belmont Park racing strip, and the pace of the Belmont expected to be to his liking, Charitable Man poses a huge challenge to Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel's quest for a jockey's Triple Crown.