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California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the second leg of the Triple Crown as he runs away with the 139th Preakness Stakes, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore, MD. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images) California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the second leg of the Triple Crown as he runs away with the 139th Preakness Stakes, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore, MD. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park

NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has galloped his usual 2 miles at Belmont Park, and new horses are lining up to challenge his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes.

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman says the chestnut colt looked strong on Wednesday.

California Chrome will try to become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years when he runs in the Belmont on June 7.

The field for the 1½-mile race has added three horses: Matterhorn, Matuszak and Medal Count, who was eighth in the Derby.

Sherman says it will be a tough race, but thinks if California Chrome runs his usual race the colt will win.

California Chrome is scheduled for his only official workout before the Belmont on Saturday, with jockey Victor Espinoza coming in from Southern California.

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