"Hopefully, another five-sixteenths of a mile and we'll be able to catch him as opposed to the Preakness, but that Chrome is going to be hard to catch," Ride On Curlin trainer Billy Gowan said.
Ride On Curlin will have a new jockey for the Belmont in Hall of Famer John Velazquez, who regularly rides at the track. General a Rod has a new rider, too, with Rosie Napravnik aboard.
At 12-1, Ride On Curlin was one of eight horses in the Belmont field listed at double-digit odds. General a Rod is one of four 20-1 shots.