BELMONT PARK OPENING DAY !




BELMONT PARK MAY 2 2020 OPEN DAY


RACE 1


2 Cobble Hill Goes 1st time out for Rob Atras who tuned into a 38% Winning Trainer for 2020 gets Irad Ortiz aboard I think will run really good today and be tough to beat


3 Watch The Dip ships in there for Trainer Steven Kerbs who was Scotts Lake assistant Trainer before going on his own. It looks like he purchased this 4 Year Old Cal Bred Privately. Been running in Cali Bred Maiden special weight races on the turf in Santa Anita. Went off as the favorite in his last outing showing some early speed. 2 races back losing 3 next time out winners Sea Of Liberty winning 2 straight, Bud Night and Big City Bane. Been working nice over the Dirt at Parx and Dam Square Eddie had success with Turf/ Dirt Sprinters.


5 Vero Sun Shipping here today for Robert Reid Barn Dropping in 1st time for tag Finishing behind 2 next time out winners coming out of his last two races 2nd in his last outing and 3rd 2 back. Being close to favorite in those starts and have not had any extra kick to get the job done lately. Since his last race in February has been working very well, to get that late closing kick to break his maiden today.



10- Kilmarnock - Drops down in lowest tag today after running a good race at Aqueduct May 12th for Maiden 40k finishing 2nd. Get Joel Rosario aboard today with some nice works in the Am over this surface for Trainer Robert Falcone.


PICKS- 3-2-5-10


RACE 2


2- Smile Bryan Going 2nd time off the Bench Graham Motion Barn. Getting back on the Turf After scoring his best buyer of career on the turf finishing 2nd being 4 wide and closing ALW 50K going 6 furlongs being 4 wide and closing strong and finishing 2nd. Getting the extra ground and stretching out to a mile i think will best suit him Gets Jose Ortiz Aboard today who almost won with him back in saratoga on July 18th Getting caught at the wire finishing 2nd by ahead


1- Mandate going out for the Todd Pletcher/ John Dynamic Duo going to be really tough to beat in here, Lat outing was coming off the rail in a 10 horse field in his last outing at Gulfstream Park closing way back and just losing ground to finish 5th by only ¾ lengths Against a really tough field. 2 bak won easy-going a mile for maiden 40-50k to break his maiden.



8 -Bray coming back off a 5-month layoff f for the Christopher Clement Barn After winning his debut going a mile and a sixteenth at aqueduct in November for Maiden 40k and then came back to finish 2nd in allowance of 50k. Then was shipped him up to Payton to train. Rosario stays aboard and should be closing on strong here cutting back to a mile today.



6 -Yes For Less-(Long Shot) 12-1 morning line could be right in the thick of things at a decent price with having a lot of speed and getting back to the turf where he is 50 percent in the money and 2 out of 3 times in the money going this distance.


PICKS- 2-1-8- 6



RACE 3:


2 -Prisoner Going out for the Todd Pletcher Barn Gets Irad Ortiz Jr Aboard today for Debut. Worked a 1:01 out of the Gate at Palm Meadows on May 27th so should be coming out fast today going to be tough to beat.


5- Indoctrinate was purchased for 47,000 (RNA) November weanling and $90,000 (RNA) September yearling sold for $90,000 as an October yearling; this is the first starter by multiple Grade 1-winning dirt router (Santa Anita Derby, Preakness, Haskell) Exaggerator and this is her first foal; the third dam is Grade 1-winning dirt router Tarlow is 1 for 3 at 2 years old with a 103 buyer with debut win. -Great work in the morning as well as having some works over this surface. I think he will run big today.


4- Fauci Never can count out Wesley Ward with 2-Year-olds. He has a good amount of work under his belt as well as some nice fast ones recently over at Keeneland. Should run good in here but better on turf. and this is her first foal; the third dam is Grade 1-winning dirt router Tarlow is 1 for 3 at 2 years old with a 103 buyer with debut win.


1- Garoppolo $65,000 July yearling went for 125k this march after breezing two furlongs in 21 ⅕ Seconds Gets moved over to the Kelly Breen by Mr Amore Stables after Jason Servis 1st getting him. Has been working really nice in the mornings and the very quick only thing i do not like is breaking on the rail first time out, but should be right in the thick of things


MY PICKS 5-2-1-4



RACE 4:

3- Business Cycle has always shown up on race day and been right in the thick of things being in the money 2 out of 2 times over this surface and in the money 3 out of 3 times going this distance. Gary Gullo claims him back for1 0k after losing him for 8k 2 races back, Finishing 2nd his last 3 outings. Been working well in the morning at Belmont and got Manuel Franco back aboard.


8- Blue Belt Going 1st time off the claim for Trainer/ Owner Jeffery Engelhart where he finished 3rd by 2 ½ lengths when dropping down to claimers of 10k at Aqueduct in March. Always been in the thick of things just haven't been able to Win. Likes Belmont being 6 out of 9 times in the money and 3 out of 5 times in the money going this distance. Been working in the Morning real well for the new Barn.


9- LUCKY SIX- Should go off at a price and this one just kept sticking out to me in this raceTrainer Gregory Sacco is very good off the claim as well as off the bench. Should be well fit and run good in here today.


1 -H Man - going 1st time out for the David Canizzo / Flying Z Stables who is very involved in their horses with high % Percentage and has a great off of claiming horses. H Man loves Belmont and has been working good in the morning


PICKS 3-9-8-1



RACE 5

10- Saratoga Love scored a 65 buyer 1st time out over this surface going off as the favorite with just missing and finishing 2nd. 2nd time out had some trouble with being bumped and being 4 wide. Adds Lasix today for the Clement Barn who is very good with horses coming off layoffs so not worried about the long stretch of not running. getting Joel Rosario aboard. Should be right in the thick of things.


9- Fractorzation coming off a layoff and might need a race but very interested in seeing how this filly runs while Kimmel shipped him down to Florida and worked nicely on turf down there. 1st time she was able to get on the turf she got nailed at the wire finishing 2nd. Gets Jose Ortiz aboard today.


3 Boston Girl ( Long Shot) 5going out for Jacqueline Falk Trainer/ Jockey she always has some long shots that hit the board. We haven’t been able to see her train on the turf due to being at Belmont during the winter but her Dam won 3 races on the turf and finished 5 out of 11 in the money on the turf. Bullet works out of the Gate as well, If this race comes off the turf I would still consider putting her in some bets. Dangerous


2- Helen Jacqueline gets shipped in here for the Richard Vega Barn who has been very successful when shipping horses here.she has been running well on the dirt and has some bullet works on the dirt at Parx



8 Magnolia’s Lady - Going out for Linda Rice 1st time out with Jockey Jose Lezcano aboard. We have not been able to see any works on the Grass since being in NY for the winter but been getting over the Dirt Pretty well in her recent works. Accomplished NY sire Freud has produced 9% debut winners and 13% turf winners; versatile dam banked $108K, including $71K


PICKS- 10-9-3-2




Race 6:


7 Bareeqa comes into this race sharp after winning last time out down at Gulfstream Park for OC25K going a mile on April 19. Should be right in the thing of things and tough to beat in here. 12 out of 17 times in the money going this distance and 6 for 13 in the money over this surface.


3- Madita (Ger) Been Training Real Well Lately at Fir Grounds. 1st start in the US 2 back just missed going a mile in Saratoga finishing 3rd by 3 ¾ of a length being inside and had a good kick at the 1/16 pole being 3 wide, Think the Stretch out will help as well as Gets Irad Ortiz Today aboard.


6 Fashion Star (Ire) going 2nd time out in the US/ as well as off layoff finished a good hard second on her debut for McGaughey down at Tampa Downs on May 6th.Got a nice work in on the turf here on May 30th. Should take a big step forward today.


4 Say Hey ( Fr) 1st debuting in the US for Clement with Rosario aboard Always Dangerous


1 Passive Investing Should probably be going off as the Favorite for Chad Brown With Seeing her last in Keeland in October Winning going a mile and a sixteenth to break her maiden. Will be tough to beat but tough field she's going against to play at such a short price.



MY PICKS- 7-4-3-6-1


RACE 7


11 Forest Spirit Going out for Carlos Martin Dropping down in for tag of 30 from NY Maiden Special Weight with getting Jose Ortiz Aboard.As well as cuts back to 6 furlongs. Very good win percentage on drop downs. With having excellent works over this course in the mornings



3 Daithi going out for the Sharp Mark Henning Barn with Getting Johnny V Aboard today. On his debut ran 3rd by 3 lengths over at Aqueduct 2nd place finisher came out of that race and won next time out. Should be Fit and ready to go 2nd time out today!


9 Lorenzen can be a big price here as well as keep an eye out for this horse today. Going out 1st time gelded for Mark Casse and had his best works since then. Can be very Dangerous in here.


10 Inside info - 1st time out for Brad Cox on the drop down very good percentage 1st time out as well on dropdown


8 KABOB


PICKS- 11-9-3-8


RACE 8:


1 Hey Dakota Getting back to the races under Kelly Breen Today 1 for 1 over this surface and 12 out of 15 times in the money going this distance.


5 Arthur Kitt(GB) Ran an excellent debut for Clement last time down at Gulfstream being posted in the 11 spot out of 12 and 5 wide throughout closed on strong to finish 2nd. Should have a much better trip today and be real tough to beat.


2 Conviction Trade Won last time out off a 3 month layoff down at Gulfstream will be going out 2nd time off the bench should take another big step forward. Been working excellent over the Grass.



MY PICKS- 5-12- 2-1-10


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