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SportsHorseracingBelmont Stakes

Steve Matthews / May 20 at BELMONT


1 Mile (Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $40,000. Purse: $59,000. Post -- 1:20 p.m.

1One Penny Piece(L)122Castellano4-3-1Serpe9-5

2Little Ariel(L)120Franco1-1-5Sharp3-1

3Thundering Gale(L)120Ortiz2-9-4Brown2-1

4Can't Use Nellie(L)120Velazquez1-4-1Lynch6-1

5Money Game(L)120Cruz2-2-4Jacobson8-5

6Lemon Song(L)122Rodriguez5-1-9Sciacca10-1

Little Ariel is riding a two-race winning streak and now makes first start since claimed by Joe Sharp. One Penny Piece owns fast final fractions but shows light work tab for first start in 49 days. Thundering Gale owns two wins and a second in three starts on Belmont sod; very dangerous.


1 Mile. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $29,000.

1Ghost Swagger(L)117Rosario4-3-3Morley2-1

2Beatle Boots(L)117Jara2-3-5Adsit5-1

3Summit Moon(L)124Feurtado8-2-5Kimmel3-1


5Thomas Knight(L)117Castellano6-2-4Contessa5-2

6Lightning Ron(L)124Silvera2-8-4Parker12-1

Thomas Knight returns to dirt and projects as the main speed with aggressive ride. Ghost Swagger gets class relief and should improve in second start since six-month layoff; dangerous. Beatle Boots could impact if pace meltdown ensues.


6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $14,000. Purse: $26,000.

1My Golden Girl(L)120Arroyo5-8-5Coffey20-1

2Rock N Cozy(L)120Cruz4-4-7Jacobson3-1

3Bella Fachi(L)122Jara3-1-4Terracciano8-1


5White Legend(L)120Worrie6-3-4Parisella2-1


White Legend is rested and packs potent late kick on 'A' game. Iknewuweretrouble is speedy and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Rock N Cozy returns to dirt in second start since reclaimed by David Jacobson; right in the thick of this.


7 Furlongs (Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $47,000.

2Angela's Dream(L)120Velasquez5-8-7Contessa10-1

1Double the Energy(L)120Bocachica5-5-8Vitali5-2

1aLady's Lunar Luck(L)120Castellano2-8-6Rodriguez5-2

3First Whippoorwill(L)120Franco2-6-1Sharp2-1

4Ave's Halo(L)120Cruz11-4-5Asmussen5-1

5Fall Into Faith(L)120Worrie5-4-6Arriaga30-1

6Tidal Slam(L)120Jara4-4-9Terracciano15-1

7Simple Love(L)120Lezcano9-4-4Servis4-1

First Whippoorwill was a hard-charging second in last and will be aided by today's added ground. Double the Energy is speedy and owns four wins on Belmont turf. Simple Love makes first start since claimed by Jason Servis; must consider.


1 Mile. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $47,000.

1Matching Skies(L)120Ortiz1-1-5Barbara2-1

2Star of the Forest(L)120Cruz2-4-3Grusmark12-1

3Bounty Pink(L)120Rice6-6-3Rice7-2

4Da Wildcat Girl(L)120Saez3-4-8Imperio8-1

5Ginny's Grey(L)120Velasquez1-5-2Gargan3-1

6Lotsa Noodles(L)120Arroyo5-5-7Klesaris4-1

Lotsa Noodles gets class relief after speed-and-fade tightener last time; more to come. Matching Skies is speedy and riding a two-race winning streak; very playable. Ginny's Grey is 1-for-1 at Belmont Park; don't ignore.


11/16 Miles (Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1Apollo Eleven(L)117Ortiz2-6-7Rodriguez3-1

2Without Fear(L)124Jimenez9-9-10Rojas50-1


4Memories of Peter(L)117Lezcano2-6-xRyerson5-2

5Ex Ex Ex(L)117Saez2-7-11Contessa10-1

6Ack Feisty(L)117Rosario7-x-xBrown7-2

7Lotza Heat(L)124Castellano4-7-3DiSanto6-1



Memories of Peter compiled four tight works for first start since November; primed and ready. Apollo Eleven earned fast late pace figure when second in turf debut; very dangerous. Ex Ex Ex could play out as the dominant speed in first grass outing; worth long look.


7 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $42,000.


2Best Man(L)120Castellano4-2-6Rodriguez3-1

3Erik the Red(L)120Ortiz4-2-7Rice2-1

4In Speight Ofitall(L)122Worrie7-1-4Reiff8-1

5Identity Crisis(L)122Maragh1-9-5Martin7-2

6Blue Chips Only(L)120Saez5-3-4Rojas15-1

7Oh Billy Billy(L)122Arroyo1-12-8Chatterpaul12-1

In Speight Ofitall makes quick return and switches back to dirt after failing to impact this past Thursday; call based on price. Gentrify regressed in last after front-running score in prior; rebound potential. Erik the Red could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues.


11/16 Miles (Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $65,000.

1Mark My Way(L)120Velasquez6-5-1Rice6-1


3Majestic Raffy(L)120Franco3-2-4Englehart12-1

4Blue Pigeon(L)120Carmouche5-7-1Clement10-1

5Petrocelli(L)120Cruz2-6-4Barrera, III5-1



8Lawyer Jim(L)120Ortiz3-7-3Orseno8-1

9Barrel of Love(L)120Castellano2-2-5Brown7-5

10This Hard Land(L)120Arroyo4-7-1Ubillo5-2

Analysis logged eye-catching work slate for first start in 215 days and won after long layoff last spring. Elroi packs potent late kick on best efforts; big-time player. Barrel of Love tallied swift final fraction when a game second in last; right in the thick of this.


11/16 Miles (Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.




4Kitty Kat(L)117Alvarado6-10-xKimmel15-1

5Broken Border(L)117Bravo5-2-8Servis6-1

6Hope's Roar(L)117Castellano5-7-xBrown5-1

7Celtic Sunrise(L)124Rosario3-x-xClement6-1


9Always Sarah(L)117Carmouche3-6-6Ryerson4-1


Broken Border was victimized by soft fractions when failing to impact as the favorite in last; deserves another chance. Courageisamajority tallied solid late pace figure when besting top selection by four lengths on April 26; very playable. Isthatallthereis was a wide third in last and should improve in second start since seven-month absence. Esky displayed improved speed in last; developing and dangerous.

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