Treasure Valley native and former Les Bois jockey Gary Stevens will ride Tale of Verve in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The horse will break from the second gate with 15-1 odds.
About Tale of Verve: When a sudden storm inundated Pimlico before the Preakness, most of the runners couldn’t handle the track. Tale of Verve did, and finished a distant second to American Pharoah. He would benefit from another cloudburst in New York.
On the jockey: Stevens was close to a victory with Firing Line in the Kentucky Derby before Victor Espinoza pulled ahead with American Pharoah.