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Belmont a two-horse race

Updated: June 5, 2009, 7:33 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Never again will I utter or write a bad word about Mine That Bird. He is a lot of things, and a one-race wonder is not among them. Nevertheless, the key to winning Saturday is to throw Mine That Bird out in the Belmont: a race that is, for him, a terrible fit. It's going to be a two-horse race between Dunkirk and Charitable Man.

Mine That Bird will have two major factors against him Saturday: the Triple Crown grind and his running style.

One-run, deep closers traditionally have a difficult ...

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