Gary Stevens’ ride has 15-1 odds for Belmont Stakes

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.