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Steve Matthews’ Belmont selections for Saturday, Sept. 24

Best Bet: GLENNEVAN (2)


FIRST: Tale of Silence gets the meds after speed and fade in debut; experience edge in field of newcomers. Big Handsome is firing bullets for first start. Win With Pride cost $450k as a yearling; could be the goods.

SECOND: Glennevan broke maiden on opening day of Belmont meet; pairs up wins. Daggerpoint tallied solid final fraction when third in last; worth long look. Memory Keeper is speedy and training with a purpose; dangerous.

THIRD: Fastlanefrontman gets Lasix and fired crisp half-mile work since debut; improvement predicted. Mo Town was a clear-cut second in first start; logical, short-priced threat. Your Secret’s Safe was fourth in debut and should move forward with race under belt.

FOURTH: Kharafa owns fast late-pace figs and logged seven wins on Belmont turf. Latigo Trail owns sprinter’s speed and could prove very tough on a soft lead. King Kreesa also is fleet-footed and holds razor-sharp current condition; right in the thick of this.

FIFTH: Cadeyrn was a determined, front-end winner in last; more to give. Noble Moon is fresh and owns fast numbers on best efforts. Hammers Vision was a fast-figured victor on dirt two starts back; very dangerous.

SIXTH: Euros to Dollars projects as the main speed in evenly-matched field. Lone Trader packs potent late kick and could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Altar Boy also runs late and would be aided by pace meltdown.

SEVENTH: Zennor logged three sharp works since chasing fast fractions when an even fifth in last; more to come. Sadler’s Joy overcame soft flow to win at marathon distance last time; very playable. Mission Driven tallied rapid final fraction in last; worth long look.

EIGHTH: Bureau de Change is rested and tallied most recent win off similar layoff; call based on price potential. Zindaya owns four wins and a second in six starts on Belmont sod; dangerous. Mrs McDougal, an uncoupled barn mate (Chad Brown) of Zindaya, gets class relief and owns swift figures; be no surprise.

NINTH: Whateveryouwant is speedy and makes turf debut in first start since claimed by Mike Maker; controlling front-runner with aggressive ride. The Imposter also makes first start since claimed and should pack amplified wallop at 6 furlongs; very dangerous. Special Selection could impact if fractions get fast and furious.

TENTH: Sneaky Fudge Face gets favorable cutback to sprint and should possess enhanced kick in weak nightcap; forward move predicted. Forma’s Joy owns solid late-pace numbers on “A” game; price will be tempting. Flying K C was a strong second in last but is 0-for-18; must take the good with the bad. Palladian Bridge was second in turf debut last time; must be factored into the mix.


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