2020-06-03 12:05:56

BELMONT PARK ~ OPENING DAY


POST-SCRATCHES


6th: ALW/N1X, F&M-3+, 8.5f-T (P5, P3, DD)

Very nice group of turfing F&M's to start the P5 with top contenders making seasonal debuts. Passive Investing & Madita are among those kicking off their '20 campaigns and either figure prominently. But Repatriated Gem, who also kicks off her year, intrigues at a big number for Stidham & Johnny V. English Soul draws wide for Calumet/Sisterson, but has the benefit of a recent start. Say Hey, a Grp 2 winner in Italy, makes domestic bow here for Clement..

Most Likely: #1 Passive Investing 3-1
Next Best: #3 Madita 7-2
Best Value: #8 Repatriated Gem 15-1
Exotics Use: #7 Bareeqa 5-1


7th: NY-MCLM/$30k, 3+, 6f (P4, P3, DD)

Large group of suspects that features countless contenders separated by about 2 lengths on figs/form, making for an irksome start to the P4..

Best Value: #9 Lorenzen 6-1
Next Best: #10 Inside Info 4-1
Exotics Use: #11 Forest Spirit 5-1
Super Add: #1 Apex Predator 8-1


8th: OC/N2X, 3+, 1m-T (P3, DD)

Cross Border the horse to beat and outposting not a major concern as he figures to rally given the considerable pace involved and his cut back from his typical staying assignments. Rosario lands on 8-1 Arthur Kitt and really suits his midpack stalk and pounce style. Hidden Scroll moves to the turf and has every right to like it. Gunther homebred Conviction Trade broke his MDN on this course and won well in FL before heading north. Veteran hard hitter Hay Dakota is in for the $62.5k tag while making first start from Kelly Breen barn..

Best Value: #5 Arthur Kitt 8-1
Next Best: #12 Cross Border 4-1
Exotics Use: #11 Hidden Scroll 5-2
Super Add: #2 Conviction Trade 20-1


9th: Beaugay (G3), F&M-4+, 8.5f-IT (DD)

Get Stormy stands at Crestwood Farm in Florida for $7,500 and is represented her by Got Stormy and Fifty Five, winners of 19 races and $2.5MM combined (42/19-8-8). Got Stormy has recency edge on Rushing Fall who's run once (10/5/19 in the First Lady) in 11 months..

Most Likely: #3 Got Stormy 7-5
Next Best: #1 Rushing Fall 6-5
Exotics Use: #5 Passing Out 15-1


10th: CLM/N2L, 3+, 6f

Most Likely: #7 Justice of War 7-2
Best Value: #3 Ventus 10-1
Next Best: #1 In the Loop 9-5
Exotics Use: #6 Beach Front 8-1


P5 Grid:

6: 1-3 (A), 8 (B), 7 (C)
7: 9-10-11 (A), - (B), 1-4-8 (C)
8: 5-11-12 (A), 2 (B), - (C)
9: 1-3 (A), - (B), - (C)
10: 7 (A), 3 (B), 1 (C)

All A's: 2x3x3x2x1 = 36 x .50 = $18
Simple (A+B): 3x3x4x2x2 = 144 x .50 = $72
C Backups: $45 (1x3x3x2x1 = 18 x .50 = $9) & (2x3x3x2x1 = 36 x .50 = $18) & (2x3x3x2x1 = 36 x .50 = $18)


P4 Grid:

7: 9-10-11 (A), 4-8 (B), 1 (C)
8: 5-11-12 (A), 2 (B), - (C)
9: 1-3 (A), - (B), - (C)
10: 3-7 (A), 1 (B), 6 (C)

All A's: 3x3x2x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Simple (A+B): 5x4x2x3 = 120 x .50 = $60
C Backup: $15 (1x3x2x2 = 12 x .50 = $6) & (3x3x2x1 = 18 x .50 = $9)


Good luck!
Steve