BELMONT PARK JUNE 20, 2020 BELMONT DAY SELECTIONS:
RACE 2: #2 MERU is a horse that will relish the added furlong distance. This horse will be closing fastest of them all in the stretch and has a big chance to swoop this field. In stakes races, trainer Duarte wins 27% of the time with a $3.40 ROI. #4 ECHO TOWN will be the horse to beat this race off the last win at Churchill. Asmussen has this horse going in the right direction and will have a big say in the final outcome. #5 SHOPLIFTED is one that will be closing into this projected fast pace and can hit the board at big odds!
RACE 4: #1 DECORATED INVADER is coming off an ultra-impressive dominating score at Gulfstream. Now makes the second start of the 2020 campaign and will only be that much sharper for Clement. Clement has a $2.69 with horses when winning their previous start. #3 PROVEN STRATEGIES will be the speed of this race and Ortiz will take them as far as he can go. Will be controlling speed from the start.
RACE 8: #4 CASUAL is a horse we like for the Kentucky Oaks, so it would not be a bad idea to beat this horse in the futures pool at the sportsbooks before this race. As if she wins this race, she will be the overall heavy favorite in the futures books. Asmussen has this Curlin filly ready to fire a big race today! #1 GAMINE is the horse you have to beat here and with Baffert bringing a horse to the east coast, you always have to respect that.
RACE 9: #2 OLEKSANDRA is a closer who will relish the extra half furlong distance. Even though this mare is racing against the boys she has the potential to run a big race at nice odds on Belmont Day. Her style fits this turf track perfectly and has been training like a monster leading up to today. Rosario and Drysdale team up to win 40% of their races with a $3.51 ROI. #4 PURE SENSATION is a class veteran who just knows how to win these big events. Clement always gets the best effort on these big days out of him.
RACE 10 BELMONT STAKES: #9 DR POST will be the forgotten horse this race and will have value all over him. You cannot say that often with Pletcher in New York! This horse should true grit by winning last race and now no one knows how special this horse can be. Dr. Post will have a perfect setup with Irad sitting him in the mid-pack and making a big move in the stretch. # 10 PNEUMATIC is a horse that had a tough fought loss last time out and can improve off that effort against Maxfield. #8 TIZ THE LAW is the Florida Derby champion and always has to be respected in any leg of the triple crown. Sackatoga Stables really want this win, especially after Funny Cide lost the Belmont in the triple crown.