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Belmont Stakes field could reach double digits

Conquest Mo Money trains on the track for

Conquest Mo Money trains on the track for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Carr

Preakness winner Cloud Computing and Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming are not expected to run, but the 149th Belmont Stakes still could draw a double-digit field June 10.

Besides Preakness runner-up Classic Empire, 12 others are being pointed for the Triple Crown finale or are possibilities, drf.com reported.

They are:

Conquest Mo Money

Japan-based Epicharis

Gormley

Irap

J Boys Echo

Lookin At Lee

Meantime

Multiplier

Patch

Senior Investment

Tapwrit

Twisted Tom

Chad Brown trains Cloud Computing and Twisted Tom. Derby also-rans Tapwrit and Patch run for Always Dreaming’s trainer, Todd Pletcher.

The last time the series’ first two winners skipped the Belmont was 2010 -- Super Saver (Derby) and Lookin At Lucky (Preakness).

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