Best Bet: CELESTIAL CITY (10); Best Value: SILKY BLUE (9)

FIRST: A field of newcomers that's total guesswork. Selections as a matter of record. Ransom Style. Apple Picker. Graceful.

SECOND: Basilia was a clear-cut winner on Gulfstream sod last time and owns faster back numbers; ready for prime time. Twirling Patti broke maiden by 10 lengths on Churchill Down turf last out; dangerous. Voice of Spring, another last-race winner, could transfer razor-sharp form to grass.

THIRD: Lucky Brody logged four tight works for first start in eight weeks; ready. El Veinticuatro could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Tuesday's Child owns two seconds and two thirds from last five starts; must consider.

FOURTH: Speaker's Corner should hold an edge in fitness over Life Is Gold; current condition is key. Life Is Gold makes first start since Dubai World Cup; needs one? Repo Rocks, because someone has to run third.

FIFTH: Breakwater is from a dam that has produced six turf winners. Emboite was a late-running third in last; logical. Internal Capital debuts for Chad Brown; little else to add.

SIXTH: Bold Victory upped record to 2-for-3 at Belmont when a sharp winner in last; more to come. Dangerous Edge also won last and could be ideally positioned in the stalker's seat; dangerous. Blake B. regressed in last after clear-cut score in previous start; bounce-back threat.

SEVENTH: Autumn Glory was second in key race last time; tight work tab seals the deal. She's a Mia owns a win and a second in two starts on Belmont turf; obvious contender. Makin My Move is speedy and can prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

EIGHTH: Nabokov was freshened after facile maiden score over the track in May; classic Chad Brown. Charge It has fired bullets since tough-trip in Kentucky Derby;; more than good enough on "A" effort. Fluid Situation is training strongly for first start in seven weeks; price will be tempting.

NINTH: Silky Blue should pack amplified kick with cutback to 6 furlongs; all three wins on Belmont grass. Mail Order was dueled into defeat last time; dangerous on soft lead. Nota Bene would be aided by fast fractions; very interesting.

TENTH: Celestial City was pace compromised when a game second in Jersey Derby last out; three works in the interim is the clincher. Hidden Enemy is rested and owns fast late-pace figures; dangerous. Klickitat almost always fires strong efforts on Belmont turf; worth long look. Khafre was an ultra-sharp second in last; hard to ignore.

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