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Steve Matthews' Belmont selections for Sunday, Nov. 7

Best Bet: FLIP THE SCRIPT (10); Best Value: OH MRS. MAISEL (2)

FIRST: Hatari tallied solid late-pace figure when sixth in debut; forward move predicted. Diamond Hands logged fast final numbers in both stats; logical contender. Longridge Fell was an even fourth in first start; must consider.

SECOND: Oh Mrs. Maisel displayed improved speed in last; two sharp half-mile works in the interim seal the deal. A Mo Reay could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Tap the Faith is training with a purpose for debut; follow the money.

THIRD: Crypto Cash gets confident price boost in first start since claimed; tight, recent work tab is the clincher. Outrageous Bet was a hard-charging second at this level last out; dangerous. Conviction Trade is speedy and rested; worth long look.

FOURTH: Beautiful Lover was compromised by wide trip in last; more to give in second start since four-month layoff. Lovely Lucky owns positional speed and fast back numbers; very playable. Orglandes was a tough-trip second in same last race as top pair; could easily take this.

FIFTH: Citizen Mack has trained sharply since useful fourth in debut; added ground plays to strength. Torpedo Run is fresh and should be favorably placed near the front; very interesting. Gunton Roe debuts for potent first-out stable; stay tuned to the tote.

SIXTH: Red Hot and Blue packs potent late wallop and makes peak start of form cycle; rates close call. Split Then Double owns positional speed and starts from the fence; very dangerous. Miss Bonnie T is right in the thick of this on best efforts; don't overlook.

SEVENTH: Grumps LiittleTots gets class relief and owns field's fastest late-pace figures. Daddy Knows could play out as the main speed; very dangerous. Twisted Tom drops and owns fast back numbers; worth long look.

EIGHTH: Big Package was empty in last after determined win in previous start; rebounds. Turn of Events is riding a two-race winning streak and delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency. Chocolate Bar would be aided by fast fractions; don't ignore.

NINTH: Cooke Creek ships in from Delaware after winning both career starts; ready for prime time. Speaking, another shipper (albeit from Monmouth) that's 2-for-2; dangerous. Midnight Worker will move forward with return to main track. Rockefeller arrives from SoCal for Bob Baffert; likely underlay.

TENTH: Flip the Script adds blinkers and projects as the controlling speed with aggressive handling. Dream of a Day was a hard-charging second in last; big-time threat. Street Vendor took backward step in last after game placing in debut; very playable. Ridley's Major debuts for Chad Brown; need more?

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