PICK OF THE DAY: RACE 6 # 2 Mutamakina
Best Value: RACE 8 : 3 Like a Saltshaker
7- Starship Bubba- Takes a big drop down in class, Adds Blinkers today and comes in here Turf to Dirt for the red hot Orlando Nada Barn with Irad Ortiz Jr in the saddle who won on him back in may at Gulfstream for Md 25k .
4- Shanian- Broke his maiden last time out when dropping down to Maiden 20k level at Mouth park with the race coming off the turf. Drops in for 16k today, stays on the dirt and gets Joel Rosario Aboard. Barn has been doing very well.
1 Cause I said so - Comes off a maiden victory last time out at monmouth park when dropping down to the lowest level of his career 12500. Is 50 percent in the money so far in his career and comes in here for a barn that has been RED HOT.
2- Brilliant Brooks- Comes in here 2nd time off a 2 year layoff, and off a nice win at finger lakes in an ALW race. 1 for 1 going this distance. Going to be tough here.
RACE 2 - OFF THE TURF
11- Girl of Tosconova- Got the win last time out when coming off a 7 month layoff for claimers of 30k going 6 in a half. Should handle the stretch out fine coming in here well fit 2nd time out for a barn that has been heating up over here at Belmont.
4- Micromillion- Entered for the Turf but can also run on the Dirt where she is 3 for 4 in the money over a fast track. Comes in here fist time for a barn that does very well the 1st time off the claim .
8- Magnetique (Long Shot)- Was entered for the turf today, but has some solid races on the dirt for a barn who has been 60 percent in the money so far at this meet. Can be very dangerous here 2nd time off the bench.
13- Lem Me Have It- Stumbled coming out of the gate in her last outing and still got up to finish 4th and only lost by 3 lengths. Comes in here 2nd time off the claim for the rudy barn where she won by 6 lengths 2 back when dropping in for the 35k tag.
6 The Sound ships in here for the Brad Cox barn after gunning for the lead at churchill downs and just getting caught down the lane by IDOL to finish 2nd. Should be very tough in here trying to take this wire to wire with Catellano aboard.
4 Dreams of Tomorrow- Comes in here 2nd time off the layoff, after running well on the turf at keeneland, Gets back to the dirt and cuts back to 7 furlongs were he is 2 for 2 in the money over a fast track and going this distance with Jose ortiz and back aboard today.
3 Bourbon Rising( Long Shot) is coming off a long layoff and might need a race under his belt. But has been training well in the am over this surface and Luis Saez stays aboard today.
RACE 4- OFF THE TURF
6- Kumar - Coming off a nice win last time out over this surface going this distance Where he is 50 percent in the money going this distance so far in his career and 6 for 10 in the money over a fast track.
12- Zealous- James Bond/ Luis Saez Duo, coming off a nice win at saratoga when coming off a 4 month layoff for Claimers of 35k . 50 percent in the money going this distance and 4 for 4 in the money over this surface with 2 seconds and 2 thirds.
3- Singapore Trader- was entered for the turf and has been trying to get on the turf his last two outings but has solid numbers on the dirt being 6 for 15 in the money over a fast track. Has speed and like that cutback to a mile today.
9 Yes and Yes- Entered for the Turf but if they don't scratch him can be dangerous here. Having speed and cutting back to a mile after gunning for the lead last time out going a mile and a sixteenth and just getting caught finishing 3rd by only 1 length. 1 for 2 in the money over a fast track. As well would be Turf to Dirt here which I love.
2- White Frost- Faced a tough bunch in his debut, Connections have a good percentage 2nd time out. Should definitely improve today 2nd time out with some solid workout tabs in the am.
1- Treasure Lane- Got off to a bad start on her debut, Comes in here with a race under her belt and stretches out to 7 furlongs with Jose ortiz in the saddle today
Long Shot to Keep an eye on:
4 Cause to Dream-
5- Firing Carol- Barn knows how to wheel in big price horses when running at Belmont
2 Mutamakina (PICK OF THE DAY): 1st time running in the U.S and for the Clement barn, adds Lasix for the first time and Rosario/ Clement Duo has been doing very well together.
RACE 7 : 9-6-7- 2
RACE 8: Best Value of the Day :#3 Like a Saltshaker