2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

June 07, 2020

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BELMONT PARK Race #2

Sunday 06/07 01:50 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (GET SMOKIN) (5-2) - The field's most accomplished runner, he's been freshened up since March 28 following a trio of solid efforts at Gulfstream in grass stakes. The gelding has a speed/stalking style, broke his maiden on this course, and I give him a slight edge in a contest where you should make sure to box your wagers.

2nd pick: #7 (Don Juan Kitten) (8-1) - Ramsey home-bred by 'Kitten's Joy' tired after rushing up in a stakes at Gulfstream May 2. He 'slammed into the gate' at the break and did well to miss by seven lengths following that miscue. Very sharp here in both starts during the early Fall, his stalking style makes him a threat at a square price.

3rd pick: #2 (Maxwell Esquire) (6-1) - On the sidelines since Nov. 27, he went 4-1-2-0 last year, all on the grass. Speedy state-bred is working steadily, has Lasix added, and should be involved from gate-to-wire if ready.

4th pick: #8 (Ever Dangerous) (6-1) - Another son of 'Kitten's Joy,' he was a sharp debut winner by four lengths going 8.5 furlongs at Gulfstream April 2. Sent right into a $75,000 stakes May 2, he tired while wide after breaking from a difficult post (11 of 11). He must be left in the mix.

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