BELMONT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2020
1- Zainalarb- 1st-time starter chad brown filly out of War front purchased for 1 million at the keeled 2019 sales, Castellano gets the call.
2 Exact - 1st-time starter for the Pletcher Barn, a 2-year-old filly out of Competitive edge. Who has been training very well at Belmont over the summer until now. Luis Saez gets the call.
3- Jade Empress- Adds Blinkers and comes in here with a race under her belt after finishing 2nd at this level last time out at Saratoga, who didn’t give up fought on to hold second and only lost by ½ of a length for the Mott Barn.
5- Treasure Lane - Gets a nice gate work at Belmont after coming back from training at Saratoga to lead into this race very dangerous with Johnny V getting the call!
4- Boss Cara (Long Shot) 20-1 - Makes debut for the Friedeman barn which she has been training very well over at Belmont this summer. Purchased for 120k in the march obs sales out of Street Boss. Very Dangerous in here at 20-1
9 Zipalong- Drops down to the lowest level today after finishing a nice 3rd in NY Stake Race at Saratoga. Franco stays aboard and been training very well over at Belmont leading into this Race for the Michelle Nevin Barn
Maker Sends out two in here both second time out for the barn where he has a great ROI 2nd time off the claim or 2nd time after taking over from another trainer.
2- Doubly Blessed - Comes in 2nd time for the Maker Barn gets Luis Saez aboard today. 3 year old out of empire maker was purchased for 350k and is 2 for 3 in the money lifetime with 1 win and 1 3rd.
3- Me and Mr C. - Downs down to claims of 32k after finishing 7th by 4 lengths off the claim for 40k at saratoga finishing behind the 4 in here Peper Piker
1- Gravitas coming off a nice win for a claimer of 30-40k over at Monmouth park going this distance. Is 4 for 4 lifetimes in the money with 2 wins and 2 seconds.
MY PICKS 9-3-1-2 if any scratches 8
5 MISS LIANA- Drops down to lowest level today after finishing 2nd behind Bramble of berry last two outings 3 for 5 in the money going this distance with 2 wins and one second 4 for 7 lifetime 2 wins and 2 second
4- Hetty - coming off a nice second at this level scoring the best buyer of her career. Should be right in the thick of things here for the Wesley Ward barn 4 for 6 in the money going this distance with 2 wins and 2 seconds. And 5 for 13 in the money lifetime so far.
1 Cape Cod Diva- Cancel gets off the 6 to ride here. Big drop down in class and goes turf to dirt here on the cut back in distance were she is 1 for 2 in the money with a second.
1- You’re to Blame- finished right behind stablemate Moretti in the last outing at Saratoga. Was 5 w and rallied to get 2nd. 6 for 10 in the money over this surface and 2 for 3 with a win and a second. Johny v stays aboard.
4- Rocketry- Finished right behind the 1 last time out, Comes in here 3rd time off layoff with no real speed in here. Very Dangerous.
3- Danny California - comes in here off two solid wins going for his 3rd straight for a red hot Orlando Nada Barn owner and trainer.
2 -Counter Offer- shipps in here for the Wilks barn Turf to dirt is 1 for 3 over the dirt. Sleeper in here at 8-1 with Castellano getting aboard.
2 Cross Keys- 1st time off the claim for the Jeremiah Englehart Barn. Has some nice works over this Belmont surface in the am. The barn does very well 1st time off the claim
6 Belleza - Has been knocking at the door in her last couple of starts at this level. Last time finishing right behind the next time out winner Big Al’s Gal. Comes in here 3rd time off a layoff and should be very tough to beat for the Linda Rice Barn who is coming off a really nice meet at Saratoga.
4- Lottie’s Mizzion - was very wide in her last outing when dropping down to this level for the 1st time. Comes in here 3rd time off the layoff for Red Hot Barn Jorge Abreu, is very dangerous here.
3- Bankers Beast-Drops down 1st time for tag for the Michael Stidman barn who ship’s this one in from Monmouth. Very Dangerous
PICKS:6-2-4-3 if any scratches than the 8
7- Scarlett Sky- Comes in here with a nice race under his belt finishing 2nd on his debut at this level and was coming on strong at the end. Gets a nice easy work over this surface leading into this race.
8 Crew Dragon (Long Shot) Mott/ Alvarado Duo go-to rider for the barn does very well 1st-time starters in the money. Feel like he chooses to get on this one instead of the two in here.
4 Mclovin - Ships in here for the Graham Motion barn 2 year colt out of Animal Kingdom. With some nice 5 furlongs works at Fairgrounds.
6 Low Country- Ships in here for the Michael Stidman Barn 2 year old col out of Frosted.
Incase of Scratches
5 Bunker Hill - 1st time starter for the Barclay Tagg Barn out of Far Front.
Leg Up with Double G Racing