It is the weekend, and that only means the best and the biggest come out to play. New York is my favorite circuit, and it can be a profitable day if you play your cards right.
Belmont Park – Saturday
Race #4 – #1 Tahitian Warrior (3-5)
This is a builder, and even though the odds will be short, you can roll with pick-threes and superfectas.
Cornelio Velasquez for bin Suroor. 1/1 ITM at Belmont, and 2nd time off the big race in Dubai. Bullet work on 7/2 for 59.1, and looks to be a nice son of Maria’s Mon. 2nd time back at 7 panels, and I would use him over #3 Kid Tornado (10-1), #4 Mad for Smarty ( 6-1).
Race #5 – #5 Tom Kitten (5-2)
Seth Benzel is the trainer, and he is 2/2 ITM. Likes the inner turf, and there should be a fair pace that should bring a 48 or better half. I see the pace scenario setting up nicely, and the dam has dropped 4 turf winners, 11 starters overall with 10 winners. Was a beaten favorite last out, and this is a good play back. I see him late in the lane.
Race #6 – #5 Miss Lulu Belle (2-1)
Jorge Chavez up for trainer Wesley Ward. 1/1 at Belmont with wins, and is 2 off as she faced the boys in open 10,000 company. Now, she gets a softer spot with condition 15,000 2L, and add in two off the poly. There have been solid works all season long, and that shows me that she is hitting on all cylinders.