1- Fried Rice King - stretched back out and drops down to 20k 2nd time off the claim for the Edmund Davis barn. Last time out for allowance of 50k did not run that bad facing some good horses Kumar, Grit and Glory, and Saratoga Pal who came back and won last week. Did finish 7th that day but only lost by 2 lengths.
2 Allured- Comes in here 3rd time off the layoff for the HOT Orlando nada barn and stretched out to a mile and a sixteenth today for the first time. Is 6 for 6 in the money over this surface as well as 3 for 4 in the money over a wet surface where it does call for rain today and has been raining the last couple of days.
Best Value in this Race: With the 1 and 2 probably going to be taking all the money. I think this 4 in here you will see at a decent value today.
4- Microscope-Last couple of races has not run so well, but has not had luck with finding easy fields with facing some tough company recently, Bears Mafia and Risken last time out, 2 back Harris Bay and Risken again, 3 back Danny California and then 4 back Thorny Tale.Will be getting that significant class relief today and has 2 wins out of 3 tries over a sloppy track.
4 Buyers Remorse: Comes in here 2nd time off the bench and goes Turf to dirt today getting back to her preferred surface and takes a drop-down to 30k first time out for the new connections Antonio Arriaga Barn and you get Luis Saez in the Saddle today.
1- Hot Button- Also drops down to the 30k level today, switched over to the dirt for the first time today, and cuts back in distance for the first time. Gets Irad back aboard today who road her 2 back and finished 2nd also adds blinkers today from the rail, think they will try and possibly try and take this wire to wire today.
5- Madera- Ran well on her debut last time out for 20k under the George Weaver Barn, where she was claimed out of by the Kantarmaci Barn who was a very well RIO first time of the claim and I see this filly making big improvements 2nd time out of her career with a race under her belt.
6-Wishes and Dream- Has been running Consistent ever since dropping down to this level finishing 2nd last time out only losing by 1 length with Joel Rosario aboard, who stays aboard today and can be very dangerous in here.
8- Please- is coming off a layoff but has been training consistently for the mark Henning barn and gets Jose Lezcano in the saddle today, might need a race under her belt off the layoff but well see how she looks in the paddock.
RACE 4 - Scheduled for the turf but should be taking off.
3- Duncastle Can run on the turf and over a muddy track and should be the main speed in here taking it wire to wire last time out against a couple of others in this field today.
Main Track Only
12 Home Run Maker: is 2 for 3 in the money over the slope and is taking a big drop in class today after running well last time out over at Saratoga for 0c of 62k.
1 Jump for Joy- has been right in the thick of things at this level and is 7 for 10 over a
1- Forgotten Hero- Comes in here off an impressive Victory last time out taking it wire to wire and scoring a nice 71 buyer. Has 4 wins going this distance and likes a sloppy track being 2 for 3 in the money with 1 win and 1 second.
4- Jc’s Shooting Star- Gets a big class relief today after facing the much tougher company in her last couple of outings. Cuts back to 6 Furlongs today with Jose Ortiz back aboard. 4 back at Saratoga going this distance. A lot of speed in here which can set up perfectly for her. and is 4 for 8 so far in the money over a sloppy track.
7 Awesome Alana- comes in here 3rd time off layoff where she has been knocking at the door her last couple starts for Linda Rice and gets go-to rider Lezcano back abaord were.
6- Bustin to Please Comes in here off a layoff check out in the paddock has been running consistently before, 1st time off the claim for a barn that 60-70 percent in the money recently.
5- Sweet Meadow Mist- coming off a little layoff, but has been working well in the am, and comes in here for owner-trainer Charlton Baker.
1-Malibu Anthem- Comes in here and goes turf to dirt, adds blinkers, and cuts back to 7 furlongs today 2nd time off the claim for the Albertrani Barn. She has run over a Sloppy track finishing 2nd over at Keeland the only losing by 1 length to Jeweled Princess who just ran in the Remington Park Oaks (Gr. 3). Luis Saez gets in the saddle today for the first time at 8-1 morning line.
2- Seaside Retreat- Comes in here off a layoff but she has been training well at fairgrounds and then comes to Belmont to get 1 nice work in before today.
4- Tactical Move- Comes in here with a race under her belt with some solid works in the am over at Saratoga. Alvarado/ Will Mott Duo very well 2nd time out.
6- Unique- Faced a touch bunch last time out think she will improve today 2nd time out for the Cox barn with Castellano staying aboard.
If off the Turf
4- Wicked Trick- Comes in here for the Linda Rice Barn. She owns a piece of this one as well. Has 2 wins out of 3 tries over a sloppy track and is 4 for 4 going this distance.
5- Chewing Gum- is coming out of some tough races, Can run on the turf as well as the dirt, has 1 win over a sloppy track out of 2 tries, and is 3 for 3 in the money over this surface and 2 for 2 going this distance. Always shows up on race day.
13- Absentee- Shipps in here for the Duarte Jr barn being 6 for 6 in the money going this distance and 3 for 3 in the money over a sloppy track.
7 Trapped N My Mind (30-1 Morning Line)- Comes in here 1st time off the claim for the Mcallen barn / Trainer and Owner, 8 for 12 lifetimes in the money as well as ran well over a sloppy track.
Leg Up with Double G Racing