When: Today, 6:32 p.m. (11th race)

Where: Belmont Park, Elmont, N.Y.

TV: 6ABC, beginning at 5 p.m.

Wagering info: 1-888-BET-INFO or www.phonebet.com

Distance: 1 1/2 miles

Weights: 126 pounds

Purse: $1 million.

First place: $600,000

Second place: $200,000

Third place: $110,000

Fourth place: $60,000

Fifth place: $30,000

Staff picks

DICK JERARDI

11 First Dude

5 Fly Down

6 Ice Box

9 Stately Victor

ED BARKOWITZ

6 Ice Box

3 Uptowncharlybrown

11 First Dude

5 Fly Down

STAN HOCHMAN

3 Uptowncharlybrown

6 Ice Box

4 Make Music for Me

2 Spangled Star

Dick Jerardi's breakdown of the field

1 DAVE IN DIXIE

Morning line: 20-1

Owner: Ike and Dawn Thrash

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Calvin Borel

Earnings: $75,150

2010: Starts: 3. 1st: 0. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 5. 1st: 1. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Last three: Illinois Derby (5th), San Felipe (6), Robert B. Lewis (2nd)

Jerardi's breakdown: If Borel wins with this colt, they should immediately erect a statue. Other than his second in the Robert Lewis, this horse has not done much.

2 SPANGLED STAR

Morning line: 30-1

Owner: Lawrence P. Roman and Jeff Levine

Trainer: Rick Dutrow

Jockey: Garrett Gomez

Earnings: $50,470

2010: Starts: 3. 1st: 1. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 2.

Career: Starts: 8. 1st: 1. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 3

Last three: Withers Stakes (3rd), Optional claiming $40,000 at Laurel (3rd), Maiden Special Weight at Laurel (1st)

Jerardi's breakdown: If Big Brown finished last in the Belmont for Dutrow, it is hard to imagine how he gets this colt to finish first.

3 UPTOWNCHARLYBROWN

Morning line: 10-1

Owner: Fantasy Lane Stable

Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Earnings: $99,200

2010: Starts: 4. 1st: 1. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 2

Career: Starts: 5. 1st: 2. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 2

Last three: Lexington Stakes (3rd), Tampa Bay Derby (5th), Stephen F. Davis Stakes (3rd)

Jerardi's breakdown: Colt's former trainer Alan Seewald died suddenly during the Triple Crown runup. Would be a wonderful story is this horse could win it.

4 MAKE MUSIC FOR ME

Morning line: 10-1

Owner: Ellen and Peter Johnson

Trainer: Alexis Barba

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Earnings: $362,260

2010: Starts: 3. 1st: 1. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 9. 1st: 1. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 1.

Last three: Kentucky Derby (4th), Blue Grass Stakes (6th), Pasadena at Santa Anita (1st)

Jerardi's breakdown: Rallying fourth in the Derby. Trainer said the colt has not loved the Belmont Park surface in training.

5 FLY DOWN

Morning line: 9-2

Owner: Richard Pell

Trainer: Nick Zito

Jockey: John Velazquez

Earnings: $182,070

2010: Starts: 3. 1st: 2. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 5. 1st: 3. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 1.

Last three: Dwyer Stakes (1st), Louisiana Derby (9th), Allowance at Gulfstream Park (1st)

Jerardi's breakdown: Super impressive winner of the Dwyer Stakes for Zito. Breeding suggests the 12 furlongs will not be an issue.

6 ICE BOX

Morning line: 3-1

Owner: Robert LaPenta

Trainer: Nick Zito

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Earnings: $906,534

2010: Starts: 4. 1st: 2. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 8. 1st: 3. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Last three: Kentucky Derby (2nd), Florida Derby (1st), Fountain of Youth (5th)

Jerardi's breakdown: Very unlucky when second in the Kentucky Derby. Major traffic issues in the stretch. Rested since the Derby. Be rolling in the lane.

7 DROSSELMEYER

Morning line: 12-1

Owner: WinStar Farm

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Mike Smith

Earnings: $201,170

2010: Starts: 4. 1st: 1. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 1.

Career: Starts: 8. 1st: 2. 2nd: 3. 3rd: 2.

Last three: Dwyer Stakes (2nd), Louisiana Derby (3rd), Risen Star Stakes (4th)

Jerardi's breakdown: Colt has taken a lot of money at the betting windows, but has been more hype than performance so far.

8 GAME ON DUDE

Morning line: 10-1

Owner: Bernard Schiappa, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable LLC, Diamond Pride LLC

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

Earnings: $157,258

2010: Starts: 5. 1st: 2. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 5. 1st: 2. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Last three: Lone Star Derby (1st), Derby Trial (5th), Florida Derby (7th)

Jerardi's breakdown: Baffert took his Preakness winner, Lookin At Lucky, off the trail, but this lightly raced horse is getting better with each start.

9 STATELY VICTOR

Morning line: 15-1

Owner: F. Thomas and Conway

Trainer: Mike Maker

Jockey: Alan Garcia

Earnings: $493,213

2010: Starts: 5. 1st: 1. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 9. 1st: 2. 2nd: 1. 3rd: 0.

Last three: Kentucky Derby (8th), Blue Grass Stakes (1st), Allowance at Gulfstream Park (5th)

Jerardi's breakdown: That 40-1 win in the Blue Grass was very impressive, but can he do it again? Had some traffic issues in the Derby.

10 STAY PUT

Morning line: 20-1

Owner: Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein

Trainer: Steve Margolis

Jockey: Jamie Theriot

Earnings: $112,100

2010: Starts: 4. 1st: 2. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 7. 1st: 3. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 2.

Last three: Optional claiming $100,000 at Churchill Downs (1st), Louisiana Derby (5th), Risen Star Stakes (5th)

Jerardi's breakdown: Would have to improve dramatically to have any chance at what would be a giant upset. Often comes from way, way back.

11 FIRST DUDE

Morning line: 7-2

Owner: Donald Dizney

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

Earnings: $352,160

2010: Starts: 5. 1st: 1. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 1.

Career: Starts: 7. 1st: 1. 2nd: 4. 3rd: 1.

Last three: Preakness (2nd), Blue Grass (3rd), Florida Derby (5th)

Jerardi's breakdown: Never stopped trying when second in the Preakness. Likely to set the pace, but might have company from Interactif. Clearly on the improve. May blow up here.

12 INTERACTIF

Morning line: 12-1

Owner: Wertheimer EtFrere

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Earnings: $355,750

2010: Starts: 3. 1st: 0. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 0.

Career: Starts: 8. 1st: 3. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 1.

Last three: Blue Grass (4th), San Felipe (2nd), Holland Beach (2nd)

Jerardi's breakdown: Pletcher noticed how few early speed types were pointing for the race and made a last-minute decision to enter. Interesting that he drew just outside the other speed.