"I don't think there is a horrible position," Baffert said.
Owner Ahmed Zayat's American Pharoah, seeking to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, and the 12th all-time, was made the obvious morning-line favorite at 3-5.
Second choice in the betting was 5-1 Frosted, with veteran
Other entries include 6-1 Materiality, 10-1 Mubtaahij, 12-1 Madefromlucky, 15-1 Tale Of Verve, 20-1 Keen Ice and 30-1 Frammento.
Besides American Pharoah, those horses that also ran in the Kentucky Derby were Materiality, Mubtaahij, Keen Ice, Frosted and Frammento. Tale Of Verve finished second to American Pharoah in
Trainer Todd Pletcher has two Belmont entries, Madefromlucky and Materiality.
The race is a Grade I worth $1.5 million, with $800,000 to the winner. It is scheduled to go off at 3:50 p.m. PDT, and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
Baffert said Wednesday that all was "going smoothly" in American Pharoah's preparation.
"He is holding his weight and his appetite is good," Baffert said. "It's my job just to keep him happy.