NYRA's September-October Meet at beautiful Belmont Park heads into another week of racing. Before the weekend arrives, we have a 10-race card on the docket that has a number of betting options that should put us to the test!
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Most Likely Winner: (Race 4: Speaker’s Corner #6, 1/1):
Bill Mott’s colt by Street Sense did not have much to show in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) up against Hot Rod Charlie. The colt is looking to make a comeback, gaining some confidence at a much lower level. The Godolphin homebred should make quick work of this field, and I would expect that he will roll late … as per his style. Though he will not offer much value, the object is to win. He should do that in fine style with regular Mott rider Junior Alvarado in the irons.
Wagering Recommendation: $100, #6
Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 8: Guns Blazing #9, 6/1):
Even though this Kelly Breen runner only has 2 career wins in 14 starts, doesn’t mean she is headed in the wrong direction at this stage of her career. The 3-yr-old filly by Firing Line appears “tested,” and she comes to NYRA for the 1st time in her career. She has some nice efforts under her at both Pimlico and Monmouth. That might not earn her much respect around these parts because horses that ship from the Mid-Atlantic are treated as outsiders … that is, until they win. With Luis Saez at the controls, she has a good chance of scoring against what appears to be a pretty tame field of rivals.
Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 9: Turf, 7F, Oyster Bay S., $100k, 3+):
In this race, the Chad Brown Barn is going to be ever-present. He sends 3 … count ‘em … 3 runners into what is a large field of turf sprinters. This is almost a mile in distance, and frankly any one of these has the capability to win. Emaraaty #4 is well-bred for the grass out of legendary sire Dubawi (IRE), and the 6-yr-old was all-out in her last race at Saratoga. Madaket and Dubb like to invest in ones from Europe, and this horse has great ability with Javier Castellano aboard. The second Brown turfer is the Juddmonte homebred, Flavius #6. By War Front, another super producer of sodbusters, this one has shipped far-and-wide to parts unknown. The ridgling’s record is not impeccable, but it is serviceable in a spot like this one. Who doesn’t like backing the celebrated team with the pink sash?
Last, but certainly not least, is the presumptive favorite from Klaravich Stables, Value Proposition #11. Even though this 5-yr-old by Dansili (GB) did not make it to the Breeders’ Cup, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the pedigree, nor the rating ability to easily win a race like this one. With Luis Saez as pilot, the red-lettered “KS” entry deserves the top spot on the tote. Is there anyone that can take on this Brown trio? I am interested in the Ribaudo Barn’s Pulsate #5, and I am brazen enough to think that he can get the job done. It will not be an easy task, but maybe Manny Franco can lead this one to the promised land of the “Non-G” winners. What a payout it would be …
Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Wheel, 5 w 4/6/11 w 4/6/11