Belmont Park Picks: Grade 2 Pennine Ridge S. grass feature on June 4

Belmont's Inner Turf Course will serve as host for Saturday's Pennine Ridge S. A Grade 2 event, it is part of a strong card ... a week before NYRA's big show. Check out these free selections from J.N. Campbell.
Belmont's Inner Turf Course will serve as host for Saturday's Pennine Ridge S. A Grade 2 event, it is part of a strong card ... a week before NYRA's big show. Check out these free selections from J.N. Campbell.

Belmont Park Picks - Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Race 1: 1-4-8-5
  • Race 2: 5-3-2-6
  • Race 3: 2-6-1-7
  • Race 4: 7-1-4-2
  • Race 5: 5-6-2-1
  • Race 6: 2-1-5-4
  • Race 7: 4-8-9-5
  • Race 8: 5-3-4-6
  • Race 9: 3-7-6-4
  • Race 10: 7-3-1-9
  • **Most Likely: Nazuna #4 (Race 7)**
  • **Best Value: King Angelo #7 (Race 4)**

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is ramping up quickly! They are heading towards the end of the Triple Crown Trail next week. Now that the Preakness Stakes is over, it is time to point to the Belmont Stakes ... NYRA's big day! What a card that is going to be ...

From Opening Day through the Belmont Stakes Program, and into July, it is going to be another great set of races ... so, enjoy! Today, 10 races are drawn ... so be ready!

At we have you covered, including all of the action! It is a good time for some of the best that North American racing has to offer. Stay tuned! If you're looking for picks elsewhere around the country this Saturday be sure to check out our free Horse Racing Picks via the gold button below. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter ... Horseracing_USA !!!

Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 7: Nazuna #4, 3/1):

Trainer Chad Brown continues his “super” status, and he has the numbers to back it up … if you believe in that sort of thing. Here is a filly that is coming back to his midst after a brief stint in SoCal with Leo Powell’s Barn. I am not exactly sure what the arrangement was, but this happens sometimes when a conditioner does not have a presence in a particular part of the country on a regular basis. Superstar turf jockey Flavien Prat gets the call, and he has some experience with her. There is no question that this 4-yr-old by Kodiac (GB) is classy … after all, she competed at Epsom (GB) last year at this time.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #4


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 4: King Angelo #7, 4/1):

Looking for some turf value on this Saturday card, I decided to turn to Phil Serpe, a trainer that has a small, but at times, efficient stable. He is pairing up his 5-yr-old horse by Lemon Drop Kid with Joel Rosario. This is a strong team, and I like that this top rider will be serving as pilot. Coming off-the-bench, to begin his ’22 campaign will not be easy, but that’s where Rosario comes in. When he gets on a roll, jockeying over the lawn, everyone better take notice. I am hoping that this entry drifts on the tote from 4/1 to at least 5/1 … could be a solid price!

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #7 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 9: Turf, 1 1/8th, Pennine Ridge S. (G2), $200k, 3):

What a race full of twists and turns … You might assume at 1st glance that Chad Brown holds a pair of turf “aces,” which is going to make it impossible for any other barn to win this race. It is true … both Peter Brant’s Napoleonic War #4 and Seth Klarman’s Unanimous Consent #7 both won their last races, and the latter is coming in undefeated after 3 starts. That is not a reason to bet them, although we know that Brown is masterful in spots like these. I still want to try and beat him. I am going to turn to Shug McGaughey’s colt by Kitten’s Joy—Limited Liability #3. Did Stuart Janney, who bred and owns this 3-yr-old, take this one’s name from Klarman’s “economic” database of names? Not sure … Much to like about this one after he won by a neck at Keeneland in one of their tough ALLW Co. contests. The able-bodied Jose Ortiz is the only rider to climb aboard this one, and if anyone can check the power of Brown, it is him. One other entry that looks interesting is Todd Pletcher’s 1st time turfer that is making the surface switch. You probably will remember Emmanuel #6 from the Derby Trail that was just completed in April. The HOF trainer had this son of More Than Ready in the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park, and in the Blue Grass S. (G1) at Keeneland. He was well-bet, but never had much of an impact. This move seems to make sense, but only because of the grass bloodlines. WinStar is hoping to see their colt find his legs, and Irad Ortiz gives them a legitimate shot with his riding creativity. I would not count this one out. I will not be using him on-top, but I cannot negate his class either. Here is how I want to proceed …

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Cold, 3 w 4/6/7 w 4/6/7


Enjoy the day at beautiful Belmont! Best of luck on another run at their Spring/Summer Meet!