Steve Matthews’ Belmont selections for Thursday, Jul 13
July 10, 2017 - garden totes
Best bet: DARING PROSPECT (9)
Best value: LADIES DAY (5)
FIRST: Happy Farm bested a next-out leader when violation lass during Pimlico final out and dismissed a 5-furlong bullet on a Fourth of July; some-more to come. Correjon also logged a 5-furlong bullet given a fast-figured lass measure final time; big-time danger. My Friend owns quick behind figures; means on best.
SECOND: Gypsy Jo never delivered on complicated receptacle support in entrance on messy surface; deserves another possibility on dry land. Cool as You Like bested tip preference by 14 lengths when second on Jun 17; really dangerous. Frost Wise was third in same final competition as tip two; contingency be considered.
THIRD: Astounding overcame far-reaching outing when a definite leader in last; pairs up. King of Spades is uninformed and owns quick total on “A” game. Kantune was a change-of-pace third in last; contingency respect.
FOURTH: Beaux Arts was second to a exile leader in entrance during Monmouth; needs scratches to get in. Velvet Trinni, also on AE list, is rapid and adds blinkers; front-end threat. Cartwheel (5-furlong bullet Jun 22) and Super Stone (tight work tab) are newcomers that direct receptacle and paddock scrutiny.
FIFTH: Ladies Day was a widespread leader in usually start on Belmont dirt final fall; call formed on price. Set to Dance is banishment bullets for initial start given December; value prolonged look. Cursor should container extended late flog with cutback to 6 furlongs.
SIXTH: Street Shark displayed softened early feet in final and looms speed of a speed with assertive handling. Small Fortune also is fleet-footed and creates initial start given claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; really playable. Rapscallion runs late and could be in a garden mark if gait meltdown ensues. Power Nap is another that would be aided by quick fractions.
SEVENTH: Americasprincess flashed newfound speed in final and gets a call if means to shun AE list. Hope’s Roar owns plain numbers though has unsuccessful as a favorite in final dual starts; contingency take a good with a bad. Hollywood Cat creates initial start with maiden-claiming tag; contingency consider.
EIGHTH: Super Allison logged 5-furlong bullet given losing all possibility during a start final out; alleviation expected. Everlasting Secret owns speed and quick figures; logical,short-priced player. Downtown Mama has nonetheless to ambience better in dual starts; be no surprise.
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NINTH: Daring Prospect is roving a brazen line on a numbers and creates rise start of form cycle; breakthrough predicted. Veil Dance was compromised by far-reaching outing when a close-up fourth in last; really dangerous. Princess Lu Lu was an ultra-game third in final on Delaware turf; value prolonged look. Lady Devil has finished second during brief contingency in final dual starts; always a bridesmaid?