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2012 Belmont Stakes Contenders: Street Life

Horse: Street Life
Trainer: Chad Brown
Pedigree: By Street Sense out of a Grindstone mare (Stone Hope)
Career Record: 5-2-0-1
Career Earnings: $114,405
Notable Races: G2-Peter Pan Stakes (3rd); G1-Wood Memorial (6th); Broad Brush Stakes (1st)

Can He win The Belmont Stakes?

With only five races under his belt, Street Life is a lightly raced colt that improved a significant amount in his last start in the G2-Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park.

Street Life is a stone cold closer, which means he's a horse that generally does very little running in the early stages and attempts to pass the leaders inside the final furlongs. That might be a difficult running style to successfuly utilize in the Belmont due to what is shaping up to be a very soft pace scenario. Unstoppable U is really the only true speed horse in the Belmont field and it seems unlikely that a front-end duel will develop that will aide Street Life's big closing kick.

One factor that makes Street Life a dangerous horse in the Belmont is that he appears to be improving with each and every start this spring. It remains to be seen whether he can improve enough in the Belmont to have a shot at a huge upset, but there's no doubt that Street Life is a well-bred and talented colt that is on the upswing.