2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 27, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #6
Saturday 06/27 04:00 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (IMA PHAROAH) (3-1) - A homebred son of American Pharoah,' he's finished 2nd in all three dirt sprints at Gulfstream and is switching to the grass for this attempt. Speedy sort from the barn of Todd Pletcher, he gets top billing with Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for the first time.
2nd pick: #4 (Count Down) (12-1) - Longshot has been on the sidelines since a wide and even effort debuting here at this level going six furlongs on Oct. 20. Training steadily at the Fair Hill Center, trainer Mike Matz wins at a 35% rate off of long layoffs and at a 23% clip second time out.
3rd pick: #5 (Jonnnypump) (7-2) - This colt by 'Quality Road' sold for $1,100,000 as a yearling back in Sept. of 2018 at Keeneland. Chad Brown has won with 42 of 192 (22%) first-time-starters since Jan. 1 of 2019, and when teamed up with Javier Castellano, they've won with 87 of 311 (28%) over that same time span.
4th pick: #1 (Propensity) (4-1) - One of three older runners, he's been competitive in three straight and enters this off a close up 4th place finish here at this level going 6 furlongs June 5. Speed/stalker has the rail, Rosario aboard, and must be left in the mix.