Free Belmont Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

New York is my kind of town. Even though I was born and raised in Kentucky, I love the “Big Apple.”  Let’s get down and find some runners, and be sure to find them for all of the exotic action that is allowed.

Belmont Park – Sunday

Race #1 – #5 Flying Sappho (7-5)

Ramon Dominguez in the saddle for Rudy Rodriguez. They have teamed for a staggering 56% win and an 89% ITM. 8/16 ITM at Belmont. 7f cuts back to 6f on the turf. He was claimed 2 back, and this barn is 36% with turf runners. She should be up close, and a perfect trip is in order today.

Race #2 – #2 Gambling Geraldine (6-5)

John Velasquez in the irons for Todd Pletcher (34%). They win at 33% and 67% ITM. First lasix is a powerful tool, and can give a runner added juice. The dam is a 75% winner with her babies, and has 9 starters with 9 winners and 2 stakes winners. I like that the sire is 24% a winner with his firsts, and they make a good team for babies hitting the track.

Race #3 – #5 Ferentz (3-1)

Alan Garcia is the pilot, and his mount is 2/2 at Belmont. Won the last effort out, and the barn can score at a 25% clip on this move. Seems to relish Belmont, and qualified for starter 10,000 with those last 2 races at the $10,000 ranking.

Race #4 – #3 Perfect Casting (8-5)

Rajiv Maragh in the seat for Christophe Clemente. They are dropping down one class level, and is 6/7 at Belmont and 11/16 on the turf. Drops in from claiming 35k down to condition 25k. A beaten favorite last out, and that is a players’ angle when going to the windows.

Good luck!

2 Responses to “Free Belmont Selections”

  1. kev says:

    Belmonts cards are getting worse, all they need is a walkout by the trainers !

  2. Ed says:

    Things are tough all over…I hope the horsemen stay together….

    NYRA is taking a beating, and with Monmouth offering HUGE purses. I have to agree. I have seen better cards, but I also have seen worse. Take Northern California, where they have been home to the 6-horse field for years.

    I think New York will take a cue from New Jersey, and NYRA is close to getting the act together. Everyone I talk to from that neck of the country is optimistic. I know it is hard, but just give it a few months and take another peek…

    Best of luck !!


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