Former US president Bill ClintonRalph Alswang / Clinton Foundation

President Clinton thinks that the Irish horse Dullahan can cause an upset in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday when I’ll Have Another will try for the Triple Crown

The former president  was interviewed at the Meadowlands Racetrack Friday evening, and was asked about the prospects for I’ll Have Another .

“I’d say he’s got a good chance; it looked like he had some juice left at the end of both those races,” said Clinton of I’ll Have Another. “But the real wildcard, I think, is the horse that finished third in the

Derby, what’s his name? The Irish name? Dullahan  … you know, the Belmont might be a good race for him because he closed just as strong as I’ll Have Another and he came out of maybe more interference. So, if that horse has a race like he had in the Derby, he could still give I’ll Have Another a race.”

Dullahan is owned by the Donegal Racing Stables and the name Dullahan is that of an Irish horror character from mythology.

Clinton was the special guest at a dinner held for  United States Senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez at the Meadowlands’ Pegasus Restaurant.