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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By NYRABets: 2022 Belmont Stakes

The field breaks from the starting gate in the 2021 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2022 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

To read previous editions of The Haiku Handicapper, click here.

#1 – We the People
If he gets his way,
He could lead them around twice
What if he doesn't?

#2 – Skippylongstocking
Shot his Preakness shot
And he was a non-factor
A level too high

#3 – Nest
A bottled-up Oaks
Has the blood for Big Sandy
But can she keep up?

#4 – Rich Strike
It's the race they want
Will they get the pace they want?
Glass slipper fissures

#5 – Creative Minister
Meteoric rise
Has plenty of pedigree
One last rung to climb

#6 – Mo Donegal
The Pletcher playbook:
Derby, Belmont, hoist trophy
It might work this time

#7 – Golden Glider
Conjure Sir Winston
And then put that thought aside
Future also-ran

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#8 – Barber Road
Outran Derby odds
You've gotta love his moxie
Honest, win or lose.

The climb continues
For Creative Minister
Six and one follow

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