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Steve Matthews’ Belmont selections for Saturday, May 28

Best Bet: SCOUT LEADER (6)

Best Value: MARK MY STYLE (7)

FIRST: Jegos Fire was a much-improved second in last; experience counts. Runaway Lute fired crisp half-mile drill on May 15; follow the money. Giant Rocks should move forward with race under belt.

SECOND: The Undersheriff was a change-of-pace fourth in last; more to come. Slapstick tallied swift final fraction in same last race as top selection; very dangerous. Stormin Stephen also exits May 4 dash and owns speed and solid numbers; right in the thick of this. Yummy Bear makes first start since gelded; must consider.

THIRD: After Cheyenne is rested and makes first outing since gelded; career-best predicted. Shoot from the Hip also has been gelded since last start and logged career-best number at Belmont last fall; worth long look. Hot Squad owns sprinter’s speed and could capitalize on unchallenged lead. Domestic Warrior makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; price will be tempting.

FOURTH: Familyofroses logged much-the-best victory just 10 days ago; pairs up. Sonora notched improved internal numbers in last; speedy and playable. Champagne Ruby regressed in last after fast-figured third in previous start; rebound potential.

FIFTH: Table for Six compiled eye-catching work slate for first start since November; primed and ready. Detail is fresh, hails from Chad Brown barn and owns fast figs on ‘A’ game. Free N Clear was a clear-cut winner in lone turf outing; must respect.

SIXTH: Scout Leader tallied rapid late pace figure when winning last and owns faster back numbers; more to give. Prince Zurs makes peak start of form cycle and hails from crafty Dennis Lalman stable. Vandalize fired half-mile bullet since dominant maiden score in first start on Belmont loam; dangerous.

SEVENTH: Mark My Style notched swift final fraction when a hard-charging winner in last; pairs up victories. Tale of Fancy owns speed and solid numbers; big-time player. Captain Moss is 2-for-2 on Belmont turf; right in the thick of this.

EIGHTH: Rappel gets Lasix after being pace and position compromised in last; improvement predicted. Conquest See Ya engaged hot fractions when a determined maiden winner in last time; very dangerous as the main speed. Mighty Mo was a fast-figured second in Woodhaven Stakes last time; big-time threat.

NINTH: River Dancer is 1-for-1 on Belmont sod and should possess amplified late kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Steve Klesaris entry: Three for Me needed last and can prove a very tough customer on a soft lead and mate Dominic’s Smile also is fleet-footed and owns three wins from four starts on Belmont grass; potent pairing. Disco Partner, another lover of Belmont turf, is more than good enough on best efforts.

TENTH: Three Eighty Three was a tough-trip second in debut; call in wide-open nightcap. Baronet could play out as the controlling front-runner in turf debut; worth long look. Forma’s Joy drops and packs solid late kick on best efforts. Sophia’s Choice also drops into maiden claimer and should be tighter in second start since seven-month absence.

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