God's Tipster's Friday Belmont Park Pick: The 7th, an allowance sprint – Don't Wait Up in front
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Thursday’s Race Recap from Belmont Park:
(All odds US)
Race replays for yesterday’s races from Belmont Park can be found here:
Race 6: 6th@ 2.15/1
Race 7: 2nd@ 0.45/1
Race 8: 9th@ 20.40/1
Race 9: 8th@ 6.20/1
Our Twilight Thursday card began with Scotto putting up a lackluster effort in Race 6 never really mounting a serious rally while checking in 6th. In Race 7, Price Discipline was wearing down Montebello as they raced to the finish line but fell short by a fast diminishing head. In Race 8, Beauty Amazed was up with the early pace but stopped abruptly before hitting the far turn. This one was a bit of a flyer and it didn’t work out. In Race 9, Jazz Time Girl stalked and faded.
We’ll remain at Belmont through Sunday and we’ll move to Friday’s race card. We’re expecting warm temperatures once again with a fast main track and a firm turf course. Let’s keep the forward momentum as we kick off July with an EXCITING race card. Let’s get to the action !
Friday at Belmont Park:
Race 7: Don’t Wait Up - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 6/1)
This allowance sprint drew a tough little field to go 6 1/2 furlongs and it’s loaded with early speed. I landed on Don’t Wait Up for a few reasons. After missing by a dirty nose on debut, this one won his second start putting up a 90 speed figure and defeating subsequent Grade 1 Champagne Stakes runner-up, Commandperformance in the process. From there, his owners threw him into the deep end of the pool where he shipped to Keeneland and finished last in the Grade 1 Breeder’s Futurity beaten more than 30 lengths. Something obviously went amiss but his connections were still optimistic about him as they brought him off a layoff right into stakes company once again in back-to-back starts. Today he gets class relief, blinkers off, he’s newly gelded and he’s got a top rider in Luis Saez aboard. Yes, he’s still a gamble that he can run back to the form he showed early in his career but he’s put up several snappy workouts since his last start and runs for a trainer currently doing well at 19% who gets overlooked despite those solid numbers. Our members living in the United Kingdom might just want to wait up for Don’t Wait Up.
Best of luck to everyone playing Friday’s races from Belmont Park!