Belmont Stakes Handicapping - February 17, 2012
Tomorow, we'll have the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2) as part of our Saturday Newsletter.
The 3-year-old picture will start to heat up soon, and wherever any important stakes on the "Derby Trail" are being run, they'll be part of that day's newsletter.
On our West Coast racing newsletter tomorrow, we'll have the $200K El Camino Real Derby (G3) from Golden Gate Fields, which has a field of 10 3-year-olds vying for the top prize. Today we stay at Santa Anita with four more premium racing selections.
Get on board here.
East Coast Results: Aqueduct race #3 Top Pick #5 (Classic R and B) $5.10.
Tampa Bay Downs Race #7 Exacta (7-5) $15.60.
West Coast Results: Santa Anita Race #2 Top Pick #5 (Hannah G) $3.20.
Santa Anita Race #6 Top Pick #5 (Vibrato Jazz) $9.80.
Santa Anita Race #8 Top Pick #6 (Bellavini) $7.00.
Top pick: #9 (QUEEN OF THE NILE) - She just missed last out at this price and distance in a very strong effort. Trainer Jan Cibelli raced her second back off a 4 1/2 month layoff and also ran her minus blinkers for the first time. The top selection.
2nd pick: #2 (Milhojas) - Grey filly rallied to finish fourth when debuting here for $8000 Jan. 20, then pressed the pace and held gamely to finish third on Feb. 5 when running for $12,500. Drops back down and goes an extra furlong today. Dangerous rival.
3rd pick: #6 (Riona) - Filly had trained fast and frequently before her start on Feb. 4, but she broke slowly and raced evenly once in stride. Effort was her first in five months and her barn brings her back in 13 days for this attempt. Price play.
4th pick: #10 (Monty's Dream) - "Monty" has finished third in both starts at this meet and will be stretching-out a bit in distance this afternoon. She has a good outside post and the added yardage is in her favor.
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