American Pharoah is a week away from his date with destiny

05/30/2015 09:30 AM

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah is less than 8 days away from his date with destiny. Can the thoroughbred win the 147th Belmont on June 6th, becoming the first triple crown winner since 1978?

One of the obstacles American Pharoah will have to overcome, is the well rested Todd Pletcher Horses MATERIALITY and CARPE DIEM. Both have not raced since the Derby on May 2nd.

Marc Johnson of Thorough Race Nation thinks American Pharoah can and will win the triple crown. Here are his reasons:

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