God's Tipster's Sunday Belmont pick: In 9th, sprint for 3yo maiden fillies, early speed could go gate to wire
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Saturday’s Race Recap from Pimlico:
(All odds US)
Race 1: 2nd@ 11.30/1
Race 3: 4th@ 7.80/1
Race 4: 2nd@ 3.00/1
Race 6: 2nd@ 6.20/1
Race 8: 2nd@ 1.20/1
Race 9: 1st@ 17.00/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Race 12: 8th@ 27.50/1
Race 13: 3rd@ 1.40/1
Our Preakness Day began with Tapio giving us a solid effort for second at 11/1. In Race 3, Headline News had a good trip off the speed in his debut. Jockey Jorge Ruiz elected to run him between horses on the turn which wasn’t a great idea. With tail swishing he continued on gamely to the wire while continuing to close good ground getting nipped for a third place photo while galloping out past the winner after the wire. In Race 4, Tapit’s Conquest didn’t get the help he needed with pace pressure on Arabian Lion so he took matters into his own hands and made an early move after the 2/5 favorite. He continued on valiantly while second best. In Race 6, Prince of Jericho was last early behind a hot pace and rallied best of all late for yet another second place finish. In Race 8, Hurricane Dream rated off the early pace and came with a flying finish to give us our fourth second place finish from five selections so far! In Race 9, we got the win we wanted as Cheetara stalked the early pace and was positioned perfectly for a 17/1 score!! In Race 12, Fadethenoise faded in the drive after pressing the pace. In Race 13, the Grade 1 Preakness, Mage - two days removed from hitting his head in his stall - but only reported on this morning - stalked the early pace set by National Treasure but wasn’t able to run that one or Blazing Sevens down in the drive and settled for third.
If you like consistency, we had that today. From 8 selections we had a 17/1 first place finish, four second place finishes, a third place and a fourth.
Let’s close out the week at Belmont Park after a full day of rain in the New York area. I’m handicapping for muddy and off the turf. Let’s get started!
Race 9: She’s a Nine - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 8/1)
Maiden fillies three-years-old and up sprint 7 furlongs. First time out She’s a Nine wasn’t given a fair shot to finish out her race. Sure she broke fast and pressed a hot pace but when the real running began, jockey Jose Ortiz seemingly put his whip away and gave up. I encourage you to watch the replay if you can. Ortiz shows up again to ride and she looks like the fastest early of this group. She breaks from the inside so if she can put away the other speed she may not have many closers to hold off. Gate to wire to close out the weekend.
Best of luck to all our members playing Sunday's races from Belmont Park!