2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 14, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 06/14 02:55 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (MORE MANGO) (4-1) - This home-bred raced evenly when debuting at Tampa Bay Downs March 7 in what had the appearances of an educational effort. Bet down to 3-1, this daughter of 'More Than Ready' was reserved near the back and put in a mild rally while wide. Trainer Jonathan Thomas has won with 15 of 41 (39%) second-time starters in 2019-20 and with seven of 18 (44%) over that same time period when dropping maidens into claimers. He gets a slim edge.
2nd pick: #4 (Ocean Fire) (6-5) - The morning line and probable heavy favorite, she's been competitive in six straight starts dating back to late August at Saratoga. Stalker finished a close-up 3rd at this $40K tag May 8 at Gulfstream and is a very obvious win candidate today. I could have easily made her the top selection.
3rd pick: #5 (Fleet Stepper) (6-1) - One of two fillies making their debuts, she's training steadily for Chris Clement, 29 of 104 (28%) first out since Jan. 1 of 2019. She may grab a share if ready.