Belmont Races 7, 8, 9
May 28, 2016
As there is no rain forecast, the MTOs have been ignored.
Race 7 8, 6, 7
#8 Mark My Style Even though this is a NY-bred in Open company, he has been running well and is always right there at the end. 2nd off the layoff may prove to be his lucky charm. A light freshener doesn’t hurt a horse like this.Use this horse in any of the top 3 spots in the exotic bets.
#6 Circus Performer Shortening up the distance may do this one some good. Yielded in the stretch last time out at a mile and a half. Talented individual won first time out at Keeneland. Great trainer/jockey combo that knows how to win.
#7 Tale of Fancy A horse with tactical speed who can pour it on in the stretch and hold his postition. May go out and be close to the pace. Will hold on when the running begins.
#5 Hello Don Julio Just doesn’t seem interested enough to want to be in the game, even though his numbers are excellent. Folded twice when the real running began.
Race 8 8, 5, 1
#8 Mighty Mo Difficult to go against him. Clearly he outclasses all in here and would have to throw in a clunker to lose this walkover.
#5 Too Discreet Has already run in Stakes company twice and shows he can hold on when trouble looms. Will be close to the pace and may be battling with the #8 for lead honors down the backstretch.
#1 Conquest See Ya First time against winners, so proceed with caution. Appears to like the turf more than the Poly and that experience may move him up and his breeding dictates he should appreciate the longer distance. Has shown he can rate, so if he drafts in behind the top two, he will certainly come home with a piece of the action.
#2 Pretty much a mystery coming here from France, although he ran one here over the slop on May 4th. Will enjoy getting back on turf and hopefully a better trip will put him closer to the money this time.
Race 9 6, 1a, 2
1a, 6, 2
#6 Lord of Love With all the recent layoffs in this race, this horse is the only one who has a decent race off the layoff, which could only have done him good. Most others in here have only their works to show. Off that effort on May 7, this should prove the winner in here. Also, the addition of Ortiz, Jr. signals that the horse is ready to win.
#1a Three for Me Does this horse need another tightener to improve? Maybe not, as he was steadied in his Spring debut. The change back to Castellano signals a top effort is in order. He may be better than #6, but difficult to tell having had trouble in his last race. Use #6 and #1a interchangably in this race.
#2 Royal Asset Going back to the turf where he belongs. Has had a big break and should be all ready to go in here. Will be close to the pace, but so will the others. Will he be able to hold on to a piece of it with them? Possibly on his Royal class alone.
#1 May be in the mix based on speed alone. Not sure if he’s fit enough to hold on for a placing today.
#11 Canadian Flyer Had a layoff and finished 8th, then had another layoff. Pass on this one. Need to see one more.