Steve Matthews’ Belmont selections for Thursday, Jul 14

July 11, 2016 - garden totes



Best Value: HARBOR KING (7)

FIRST: Dublinyourmoney tallied quick late-pace figure when a definite third in final during Churchill Downs; prepared for primary time. Diversify debuts for Rick Violette; stay tuned to a tote. Gucci Factor moves to mud for Christophe Clement (21 percent); contingency consider.

SECOND: Helluva Choice has lerned with a purpose given non-threatening fifth in debut; alleviation predicted. Wes Ward entry: Kitten’s Solution resolved work add-on with half-mile bullet and partner Don’t Gild Th Lily has top-shelf territory breeding; usually one goes with Joel Rosario listed on both. Harlan’s Hunch creates initial start for Todd Pletcher; need more?

THIRD: Saluda dismissed crisp, half-mile work given final start and could play out as a speed of a speed with assertive ride. Aix En Provence owns stalker’s character and quick numbers; really dangerous. Liberty Fuze can infer to be a front-running hazard on “A” game.

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FOURTH: Momma’s Mark gets category mangle and notched usually career win on Belmont turf. River Dancer is uninformed and packs manly late belt on best. Honorable Daniel was a clever second in last; right in a thick of this.

FIFTH: Hudson River Gal has lerned neatly given diversion fixation in last; some-more to give. Stormy Alexis gathered parsimonious work add-on for initial start given final August; value prolonged look. Queenofthechannel should container clever flog with cutback to shorter route.

SIXTH: Just Got Out dismissed bullet cavalcade given clever third in last; categorical line only. Nuffsaid Nuffsaid could play out as a categorical speed if competition is changed to dirt. Simple Love bested a pricier margin in last. Saratoga Karaoke owns 4 wins on Belmont grass; don’t ignore.

SEVENTH: Harbor King was a front-running leader in final and could gain on unchallenged lead once again. Birchwood Road runs late and could be in a garden mark if tip preference hits a wall in a lane. Ocala Jim is another that would be aided by gait meltdown. Dream Doctor is roving a two-race winning streak; value prolonged demeanour during prolonged price.

EIGHTH: Dannie’s Deceiver done postulated convene to win final and logged 3 pointy works in a interim; pairs up. Loki’s Vengeance is rapid and indispensable last; dangerous. Mewannarose is complacent and owns quick figs on best efforts.

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NINTH: Buckwellspent was gelded and moves to weed in initial start given claimed by Steve Asmussen; alleviation predicted. Freedom Seven logged softened late-pace figure when a pointy second in last; really playable. Street Fightin Man was an even third in initial start given six-month absence; tighter today. Southern Union contingency be factored into a brew if means to shun AE list.

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