Steve Matthews’ Belmont selections for Wednesday, Sept. 14
September 13, 2016 - garden totes
Best bet: LANGFIRST (1)
Best value: JERSEY’S KITTENS (8)
FIRST: Langfirst was a front-end leader on Delaware weed final out and logged career-best series on Belmont dirt. Can Can Babe creates initial start given claimed by David Jacobson; really dangerous. Natalie Victoria was separated by bad start in last; don’t ignore.
SECOND: Brooklyn Gal displayed softened speed with further of blinkers final time; continues brazen progression. Barbie Stones runs late and could be in a garden mark if tip preference hits a wall in a lane. Goldies Luckycharm gets blinkers and Lasix and creates second start given six-month layoff; value prolonged look.
THIRD: Ducasa is rapid and drops; shy call in inexpensive field. Hot Dudette owns a identical form as tip preference (fleet-footed, gets category relief); contingency consider. Warriors Diva owns dual wins from 4 starts during Belmont; right in a thick of this.
FOURTH: Sherini earnings to territory after definite win on Spa mud final time; transfers razor-sharp form. Texting owns discerning final fractions and is training sharply; really dangerous. Earring and Chicadoro both get Lasix for stateside debut; follow a money.
FIFTH: Porvoo was an softened fifth in final and should container amplified belt with cutback to 6 furlongs. Show Giant switches to sod after front-running measure on mud final time; really playable. Pira was a dynamic lass leader in last; cost will be tempting.
SIXTH: Agronomy ships in from SoCal and creates initial start contra NY-breds. J.J. Jake was a clever third in debut; big-time player. Altesino gathered parsimonious work add-on for initial start; stay tuned to a tote.
SEVENTH: Lady Bling is roving a brazen line on a numbers and owns discerning late-pace total on “A” game. Sunset Knoll is speedy, complacent and hails from Danny Gargan barn; really dangerous. Saratoga Smoke also is discerning from embankment and creates third start of form cycle; don’t dismiss.
EIGHTH: Jersey’s Kittens has dismissed 3 bullet works given late-running fourth in last; call formed on cost in wide-open state-bred, territory dash. Esther a Queen was a change-of-pace fifth in last; staying closer to a early upsurge is a key. Barrier to Entry is uninformed and has delivered best efforts on Belmont sod; really playable. Askforforgiveness won final and now moves to weed with clever territory pedigree; value prolonged look.
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NINTH: Virga creates initial start with maiden-claiming tab and third start of form cycle; set for breakthrough. Cornedbeefncabbage owns a using character that should be aided by pierce to grass; cost will be tempting. Tracking Stock was a clever second when adored in last; logical, short-priced actor once again. Gee Pea Ess could play out as a determining speed in initial start given claimed by Linda Rice.