1 1/16 Mile. The WINSTAR FARM EASY GOER. 3yo. Purse: $150,000. Post -- 11:35 a.m.
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Nonna's Boy owns sprinter's speed and could play out as the swiftest of the swift. Donworth could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Stanford is rested and training strongly.
1 1/16 Mile. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $90,000.
1Gold Shield(L)118Velazquez2-2-1McGaughey III4-1
4Tiz Shea D(L)116Lezcano4-5-2Mott3-1
6Day of Fury(L)124Velasquez1-6-7Jacobson10-1
Smart Transition tallied fast final fraction when breaking maiden in last. Tiz Shea D has yet to take a backward step on the numbers and fired 5-furlong bullet on Sunday. Wisecracker has delivered strong efforts in all three starts.
7 Furlongs. The WOODY STEPHENS (Grade II). 3yo. Purse: $500,000.
1Ready for Rye(L)123Saez3-1-2Albertrani5-1
4Two Weeks Off(L)117Castellano3-1-1Pletcher3-1
5Cinco Charlie(L)123Santana, Jr1-2-1Asmussen15-1
Cinco Charlie projects as the controlling front-runner. Competitive Edge has won all four starts with ease. Ready for Rye is 1-for-1 at Belmont Park.
6 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). The JAIPUR INVITATIONAL (Grade III). 4&up. Purse: $300,000.
3Brickyard Kitten(L)114Bravo2-8-3Perkins, Jr30-1
5Unbridled's Note(L)114Santana, Jr5-2-4Asmussen10-1
7Summation Time(L)116Ortiz, Jr1-1-1Clement20-1
11Spring to the Sky(L)122Castellano3-5-1Brown12-1
Mosler owns favorable stalker's style and has worked sharply since winning last. Spring to the Sky finished just two lengths behind top selection after chasing fast fractions; dangerous. Channel Marker could impact if pace meltdown ensues.
1 1/16 Mile. The OGDEN PHIPPS (Grade I). 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $1,000,000.
Untapable's 'A' game is too good for compact Phipps field. Princess Violet loves Belmont and makes peak start of form cycle. Rosalind moves to dirt for white-hot Chad Brown; very interesting.
1 1/2 Mile. The BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL (Grade II). 4&up. Purse: $400,000.
3Call Me George(L)121Graham8-1-3Forster20-1
4Wealth to Me(L)115Velasquez2-3-3Jacobson20-1
8V. E. Day(L)123Castellano6-11-5Jerkens6-1
9Neck 'n Neck(L)115Leparoux3-2-3Wilkes10-1
Sky Kingdom owns two wins and two seconds at 12-furlong trip. Effinex overcame slow fractions to win Excelsior; very dangerous. Turco Bravo regressed in last after fast-figured win in prior; bounce-back potential.
1 Mile. The ACORN (Grade I). 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $750,000.
3By the Moon(L)121Ortiz2-1-5Nevin20-1
5Bar of Gold(L)115Alvarado1-1-1Kimmel20-1
9Promise Me Silver(L)121Smith1-1-1Calhoun5-1
10Light the City(L)115Ortiz, Jr7-2-2McLaughlin12-1
Danzatrice has trained strongly since winning Prx Oaks last out; ready for prime time. Condo Commando was done in by hot fractions in Ky Oaks; very dangerous. Oceanwave rolls late and would be aided by swift internal splits.
1 Mile. (Widener Turf). The LONGINES JUST A GAME (Grade I). 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $700,000.
3Discreet Marq(L)117Ortiz, Jr1-3-1Clement6-1
7J Wonder(L)113Lezcano4-3-7McGaughey III10-1
Photo Call was victimized by soft flow and wide trip last time; call based on price. Tepin has won two in a row as a 4-year-old; big-time player. Coffee Clique won this race last year in lone start on Belmont sod; must consider.
1 Mile. The NYRA.com METROPOLITAN (Grade I). 3&up. Purse: $1,250,000.
2Bay of Plenty(L)114Smith1-2-1McLaughlin20-1
8Pants On Fire(L)116Lopez3-1-3Breen15-1
9Honor Code(L)118Castellano5-1-1McGaughey III6-1
Kobe's Back tallied very swift late pace figure when winning last at Keeneland. Private Zone could play out as the main speed. Tonalist is 4-for-4 at Belmont Park; ultra-contentious Met Mile.
1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf). The KNOB CREEK MANHATTAN (Grade I). 4&up. Purse: $1,000,000.
5Big Blue Kitten(L)118Bravo1-2-2Brown5-1
8Biz The Nurse(L)114Rosario4-1-3Albertrani15-1
10General a Rod(L)114Velazquez5-1-4Pletcher20-1
Twilight Eclipse logs fast final fractions on best efforts. Jack Milton owns a win and a third in two starts on Belmont sod. Legendary is 2-for-2 at the 10-furlong trip; price will be tempting.
1 1/2 Mile. The BELMONT STAKES (Grade I). 3yo. Purse: $1,500,000.
1Mubtaahij126Ortiz, Jr8-1-1de Kock10-1
2Tale of Verve(L)126Stevens2-1-2Stewart15-1
Materiality never had a chance in Ky Derby; extends Triple Crown drought to 37 years. Frosted was compromised by soft flow and poor ride in Derby; dangerous. American Pharoah deserves the adulation if able to become first Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $96,000.
12Market Outlook(L)122Ortiz, Jr1-5-1Brown6-1
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13Market Blaster(L)122Carmouche2-1-3Coletti, Jr3-1
1aBarrister Jim(L)120Ortiz, Jr1-1-1Rodriguez12-1
Depeche Chat won lone start on Belmont turf and ships in for top-shelf barn (Jorge Navarro). Coltimus Prime makes grass debut for Christophe Clement; very interesting. Taghleeb owns swift late pace figures on best efforts.
7 Furlongs. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $96,000.
4Life in Shambles(L)120Ortiz, Jr9-7-3Clement10-1
5Spa City Fever(L)122Cruz1-4-2Jacobson15-1
6Easy to Say(L)119Lopez1-4-1Perkins, Jr10-1
Matterhorn packs potent late kick on 'A' game and rates the call in nightcap with scheduled post of 8:12 p.m.; for hardcore players only. Big Looie is riding a two-race winning streak for Navarro; very playable. Green Gratto is speedy and could prove very tough on a clear lead. Social Inclusion was soundly defeated by 'Looie' when an absurd 20 on the dollar last time; short price once again.
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