(CNN) - California Chrome goes into Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes looking to join an elite group of 11 Triple Crown winners, and his betting odds are looking solid that the colt is about to make history.
It has been more than a generation since we last saw a Triple Crown winner, with Affirmed getting the job done in 1978. It was the same year Home Depot was founded, the first test tube baby was born, a Super Bowl advertisement cost just $168,000, and this horseplayerwas sporting a spiffy looking ecru-flavored leisure suit.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 2 post and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite. The colt has hovered between 4-5 and 6-5 according to early betting prices at Odds Shark the past couple of weeks.
Trainer Art Sherman and his son, assistant trainer Alan, are confident a Triple Crown is coming.
Favorites going into the gate at betting odds of 3-5 are supposed to win, and more often than not, they do. California Chrome's connections are as confident as ever as the colt heads to his third race in just five weeks.
"I feel better about this race than I have any other race, to be honest with you, just looking at the horse and saying, 'Wow,'" his trainer Art Sherman said, per the New York Racing Association's Phil Janack. "I see how far he's advanced. I know it'll be tougher going a mile and a half, but this horse is a good horse. I think he's the real McCoy. They better worry about me, I can tell you that."