View Full Version : Belmont July 4th Early Pick4

pele polo
07-04-2012, 09:12 AM
The early Pick4 on Wednesday presents the rare chance at Belmont to get a four race sequence of all dirt races

Race 2- Mcl 16000
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#1 Blazing Arches (Toscano/Prado) had her best race to date over a fast main track at Belmont in May and returns to this strip after several tries on the grass with a positive rider switch from a seven pound apprentice to the jock who rode her in said race.*#4 Candelabra (Weaver/Castro) is the obvious paper standout but most everyone is dropping from 25k, so I'm sure the connections were hoping for more class relief than they got. #9 Classic Point (Jerkens/Velazquez) takes the plunge after showing nothing in a straight maiden and a 65k seller.

Race 3- SOC 50000
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If the plain 1 scratches, I'll take the other half off the ticket. #1 Royal Sighting (Englehart/Nakatani) was claimed last out for 20k in a race she won easily defeating eleven others while dropping after a string of disappointing efforts.*Englehart is decent off the claim and the 6-1 ML may rise. #2 She's Gospel (Jacobson/Cohen) crushed foes in her debut at Calder for 25k and I like the ambitious placing while being protected. #7 Mikey Likes It (A.Dutrow/Dominguez) was stakes placed in her last two and beaten both times by next out winners. Stands out like an odds on favorite but she's in for the tag but why? A $100k Keeneland yearling who one her first two at Parx before the two stakes placings. Odd placing for sure but cant leave off.

Race 4- Endear Stakes $90k
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These stakes races with small fields usually means anyone can win. Rick Dutrow holds a strong hand with an entry #1 Acting Happy (Rosario) is a former Grade 2 winner although it was fourteen months ago and is still her last win. #1 Tiz the Argument (Dominguez) exits a battle with champion Awesome Feather and before that ran lights out to win three straight (Alwn1x, Alwn2x, Stk60k). #5 Opus A (Violette/Garcia) is a hard-knocking NY bred who has won three of four against those and fits well here, better than her ML. #2 R Gypsy Gold has had a peculiar six months offers and no value with the combination of Pletcher and Castellano with her major win being a listed stake in the slop. Taking a stand against.

Race 5- Msw 70000 2yos
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Dutrow with another entry for Jay Em Es but Dominguez is named on both, #1 & #1A. A third entry names Rosario to ride on the #3. *Pletcher has an E.Paul Robsham homebred posted well on the outside and is 6/5 ML, #7. Albertrani filly may offer value at 15-1 ML with #4. Clement, #2, has a filly who's been working fast and he's actually 23% with 2yo's and 24% with first timers. Crap shoot with this field full of six figure yearling buys.

$1 Pick4*
Total: $90

Confident of score but need a price for profit.