LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Jockey Victor Espinoza guides California Chrome #5 to the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Mike Battaglia is a horse racing analyst for NBC as well as a race caller and race broadcaster.
Mike joined Ed and Steve to talk about the Belmont Stakes happening this Saturday and the possibility of seeing a Triple Crown in years.
Mike talked about the field that California Chrome will be facing and how strong it is going to be. Mike said California Chrome is going to be a huge favorite no matter who races against him. Mike also talked about some differing strategies for this race and that there are a number of ways that California Chrome could win this race.
When pressed to pick his winner Mike believes Wicked Strong will win the Belmont and didn’t even have California Chrome in his top 3.