Best Bet: TRUE DESIRE (4)

Best Value: JOHN’S CATNIP (9)

FIRST: Fundamental tallied solid final fraction when a game second in last. Bigger Picture won last on Big A sod and owns three wins and two seconds in six starts on Belmont grass; dangerous. Street Fashion should be aided by cutback to shorter marathon.

SECOND: Indygo Tigress returns to dirt and could capitalize on unchallenged lead. Game Girl will be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Warriors Diva also would be aided by front-end meltdown.

THIRD: Cort is speedy and training strongly for first start since January. In Condition also is fleet-footed and could play out as the main speed on the fence. Lilly’s Finale makes first start since gelded; right in the thick of this on ‘A’ game.

FOURTH: True Desire projects as the controlling speed with aggressive ride. For Later looms the prime beneficiary if top selection falters late. Baronet regressed in last after solid placing in previous start; rebound threat.

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FIFTH: You Know I Know drops and returns to grass; rail draw seals the deal. Gold Shield has trained swiftly since even fifth in last at Gulfstream; very playable. East Bay Lodge packs a solid late kick on best efforts.

SIXTH: Rock Eagle logged only career win on Belmont sod and now makes first start for Rudy Rodriguez. Money Changer is speedy and rested; very dangerous. Altar Boy is bred to handle switch to grass; must consider.

SEVENTH: Silver Silence is fresh and looms the dominant speed with proper handling. Time for Angie delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency. Da Wildcat Girl fired 5-furlong bullet for first start since March; price will be tempting.

EIGHTH: Scholar Athlete has been gelded since last start and owns fast late pace figs on best races. Ray’s the Bar packs strong late kick and is training with a purpose for first start since January. Cave Johnson is fresh and right in the thick of this on “A” game.

NINTH: John’s Catnip was a useful seventh in first start since two-month layoff last time and owns solid back numbers; call based on price in wide-open nightcap. Naked Empress notched rapid final fraction when third in turf debut last out; very dangerous. Meatball Madness was third in dirt debut and is bred to improve with move to turf. Sophia’s Choice compiled tight work tab for first start since November; very interesting.