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Steve Matthews' Belmont selections for Saturday, Oct. 2

Best Bet: ART COLLECTOR (10); Best Value: HIGH TIDE (7)

FIRST: Doublepour regressed in last after fast-figured third in previous start; bounce-back in weak opener. Eucharist owns speed and drops; dangerous. Profusion packs strong kick on best efforts.

SECOND: Radiant Gem concluded work tab with half-mile bullet; follow the money. Dream Streak debuts for streaking jockey-trainer combo; very interesting. Sirius Princess was an even fifth in first start; must consider.

THIRD: Horseshoe Falls took backward step in last after dominant win two back; rebounds. Electric Youth drops and returns to dirt; very interesting. Suspended Campaign is more than good enough on "A" efforts.

FOURTH: Charlee O projects as the main speed with aggressive ride. Sail By is 1-for-1 on Belmont sod; worth long look. McKulick has trained sharply since making sustained rally to win debut; right in the thick of this.

FIFTH: You're to Blame should possess heightened wallop with cutback to shorter route. Letmeno could play out as the controlling speed; dangerous. Backsideofthemon owns fast back figures; don't ignore.

SIXTH: Hype House was a useful fifth in debut at Kentucky Downs; added sixteenth should play to strength. Mischievous Kiss has trained sharply since late-running third in first start; big-time player. Puglia turned up the tempo in final drill; stay tuned to tote.

SEVENTH: High Tide is riding a two-race winning streak; more to come. Hoopla owns sprinter's speed and could prove very tough on a soft lead. Molino has worked three times since failing as the favorite last out; must consider.

EIGHTH: Jack Christopher visually and numerically impressed in debut; ready for next step. Gunite was a dominant winner of Hopeful; very dangerous. Wit was victimized by bad start when second to Gunite last time; must be factored into the mix.

NINTH: Therapist should pack amplified wallop with cutback to 6 furlongs. Chewing Gum has hit the board in all five starts on Belmont grass; very interesting. Piedi Bianchi, a last-race winner, looms the main speed in paceless field; worth long look.

TENTH: Art Collector has drilled three times since fast-figured win in Charles Town Classic; ready for prime time. Code of Honor won Iselin Stakes at Monmouth last out and loves Belmont Park; very playable. Maxfield owns swift numbers and is 7-for-9 lifetime; short price is the problem.

ELEVENTH: Nightspot should be favorably positioned near the front in bulky group; pair of recent 5-furlong works seal the deal. Gongheifatchoy is fresh and could be positioned in the stalker's seat;; very dangerous. Hot Doctor was a clear-cut second in last; logical contender. Sportini is training sharply for first start with maiden-claiming tag; hard to eliminate.

very dangerous. Hot Doctor was a clear-cut second in last; logical contender. Sportini is training sharply for first start with maiden-claiming tag; hard to eliminate.

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