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Strong Belmont Favorite in Fan Poll


We don't know if the actual betting will reflect this, but a BelmontStakes.com poll shows one horse as the 8-5 favorite.

This is based on a small sample--only 436 votes--but it could foreshadow Animal Kingdom an 8-5 favorite based on his 38% support level. Nehro, at 25%, would be 3-1, and Shackleford would be between 5-1 and 6-1.

Here are the results of the poll as of about 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday:

Question: "Who is your early favorite heading into the 2011 Belmont Stakes?"

Animal Kingdom -- 38%
Nehro -- 25%
Shackleford -- 15%
Mucho Macho Man -- 10%
Other -- 9%
Alternation -- 3%*

*Alternation was declared out of the Belmont Stakes today.

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