2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

June 18, 2020

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BELMONT PARK Race #4

Thursday 06/18 02:55 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #9 (SHIRAZ) (3-1) - This veteran gelding doesn't win very often, two for 31, but he's picked up 15 minor awards and has done so facing tougher fields than this. 6yo has done well here (13-1-7-1) and has been competitive in all three prior attempts at this distance. Unraced since Nov. 30, he can win this if ready.

2nd pick: #8 (Irish Roar) (15-1) - Longshot has good early speed and has a fine series of works showing for his first since Feb. 6. Irish import has been competitive in both previous grass sprints and is dangerous today at a big price.

3rd pick: #10 (Variant Perception) (8-1) - On the sidelines since Jan. 17, he moves back to the turf after a pair of poor efforts on the Aqueduct dirt. Nibbling type has done his best racing on the grass, and the one-run type draws a fine outside post.

4th pick: #5 (Septimius Severus) (6-1) - A lightly raced 5yo, he tired here sprinting on the dirt while facing tougher June 11. That gives him a recency advantage on the top three selections, and he's a threat if he gets an early, uncontested advantage.

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