Belmont Stakes

#1
1. Master Of Hounds- Very talented horse. Ran a very nice Derby. Is bred to run all day. O'brien is not bringing him across the ocean just to get free tickets. I think he has a shot at what should be a very nice price.

2.Stay Thirsty- Still hasn't run a Beyer figure in the 90s. Pass.

3.Ruler On Ice- Nice horse but doesn't really belong with these. Second in The Tessio and 3rd in the Sun. Toss.

4.Santiva- Ran a nice Derby and has been working out regularly since then. May actually run a little closer to the pace in this one.

5.Brilliant Speed- Was 7th in the Derby. Likes to come from way off pace.Gonna be hard to do here.

6.Nehro- Ran a beautiful Derby. Fresh horse coming in. Should stay close to a slow pace. I like him.

7.Monzon- Coming from the Peter Pan which has produced it's share of Belmont winners. However did not run well there and it's hard to make a case for him here.

8.Prime Cut- Got 3rd in PP. Stays close to the pace which will help here.Possible.

9. Animal Kingdom- Definitely the class of the 3 year old crop. How much does he have left? Still looks like a horse full of run. Should like the distance.

10. Mucho Macho Man- has had some very bad luck with shoes. Bringing in a new blacksmith to address those problems. Also getting an upgrade in jocks. Should take some money at the windows. Nice work on the 5th. Has a shot.

11. Isn't He Perfect- Why are they running this horse?

12. Shackleford- Lone legit speed. Gonna try to steal this race on the front end. Question is how much he has left. A prime candidate for a bounce.
 
#2
Re: Belmont Stakes

Contrary to popular opinion speed horses do win the Belmont. Shack will have the lead and the fractions should be slow. I think Hounds, Nehro and Prime Cut will all try to stay close to him. Maybe even MMM.
 

trytrytry

All I do is trytrytry
#3
Re: Belmont Stakes

master came for the derby and stayed here they did not ship him back and forth but your point is a good one..they kept him here as they think he is the Belmont winner...
 
#7
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Master of hounds and Nehro are my exacta horses as of now. I think Shackleford and Animal Kingdom have burned themselves out. This is a very weak group of 3 year olds, so anything can happen.
 
#8
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I think he'll make the lead easily Cheap. In fact I think he keeps the lead into the far turn. That's when Hounds and Nehro will press him. If Shack was a fresher horse I would bet my house on him in this spot. However I think he is gonna be spent. I therefore think the first horse to make a move on him [Nehro and Hounds] are gonna be in the driver's seat. While the deep closers are gonna have a tough time because of the soft fractions I envision.
 
#10
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Also remember, "Test of Champions" is a rider's race as well. Move too early and your done. See Stu Elliott and Kent D.

Even though, AK has Johnny V I'm don't want to play him b/c of his odds and b/c I don't know what he's got left in the tank.

Still seaching for that horse/Jock combo that can steal it.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#11
Re: Belmont Stakes

Also remember, "Test of Champions" is a rider's race as well. Move too early and your done. See Stu Elliott and Kent D.

Even though, AK has Johnny V I'm don't want to play him b/c of his odds and b/c I don't know what he's got left in the tank.

Still seaching for that horse/Jock combo that can steal it.
Sharp post.

The Belmont Stakes is a tactical race.
 

Ray Luca

EOG Dedicated
#14
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12. Shackleford- Lone legit speed. Gonna try to steal this race on the front end. Question is how much he has left. A prime candidate for a bounce.
Not sure he has the rateable speed to win it. If he has it his own way and can rate, less likely to bounce
 

Poster X

EOG Enthusiast
#15
Re: Belmont Stakes

animal kingdom by far the class amongst this crop. got boxed in baltimore but best by far. freshness gives nehro-ak exacta box.
 

scrimmage

What you contemplate you imitate
#17
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#18
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I'm putting the old line through his Preakness race and going with
Mucho Macho Man.

I like the switch to Ramon Dominguez, who has been this hot this meet.


Hope he stays at or beyond his 10-1 ML odds.
 
#23
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I think Santiva is a live longshot in here. Excuse in the Blue Grass, working well after the derby. 1.5 miles should not be an issue. He's my pick to upset.
 
#25
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starten to think a horse with 5 weeks off will win and pay 40.00 ,been a 40 dollar winner a 27, cappen a 1 1/2 race is tuff at best
 

Heim

EOG Master
#39
Re: Belmont Stakes

current conditions:

track muddy.....rain expected during race. This according to
Jonathan Hardoon of Ragozin.
 
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