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Steve Matthews' Belmont selections for Thursday, Oct. 18

Best bet: THEODOSIA (7)

Best value: MOMENT OF TRIUMPH (2)

FIRST: Chasindamoney projects as the main speed in weak opener. Causforcelebration is 0-for-10 but owns fast figures on best efforts; dangerous. Constant Knight should pack amplified kick with cutback to sprint; don't ignore.

SECOND: Moment of Triumph was a change-of-pace second in last; owns win at 6 1/2-furlong distance. Elizabeth Nicole is speedy and could prove very tough to collar on a soft lead. Mahabodhi Tree is training with a purpose for first start since May; very interesting.

THIRD: Have Another owns fast numbers and makes peak start of form cycle. Ajnadeen fired half-mile bullet for first start since 10-week freshener; dangerous. Lazarus Project is right in the thick of this on best efforts; don't overlook.

FOURTH: Millies Party Boy wheels back in a hurry after game placing just 11 days ago; more to give. Shamrock Kid gets class relief in second start since 10-month absence; worth long look. Time Expired was a much-improved second in last; must consider.

FIFTH: Snidely logged three tight works since tough-trip seventh in debut; improvement predicted. Wisecrack drops into maiden claimer for first start on dirt; very playable. Simbasalltrouble debuts for Rudy Rodriguez; stay tuned to the tote.

SIXTH: Rappel gets class drop and owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts. Mohican was second to a repeat winner last time; could easily take this. Hangman is fresh and owns speed; right in the thick of this.

SEVENTH: Theodosia tallied rapid late-pace figure when a clear-cut second in last; intensified wallop with turnback to 7 furlongs. Terrabyte compiled strong work slate for first start since July; worth long look at long price. Bramble Queen regressed in last after fast-figured effort two back; rebound threat.

EIGHTH: Sicilia Mike packs potent late kick and lands in field with ample speed to set the table. Stoney Bennett is fleet-footed and could play out as the swiftest of the swift; dangerous. Sudden Surprise makes first start since claimed by Dave Donk after fast-figured score in last; right in the thick of this.

NINTH: Major Force is 2-for-4 on Belmont turf and makes initial outing for barn that's profitable in first start since claimed. Royal Asset owns fast numbers and makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; big-time player. Field of Courage, an uncoupled barn mate of Royal Asset, drops to lifetime low; must consider. Excluded notched all three wins on Belmont sod; don't exclude.

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