2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 04, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #7
Saturday 07/04 04:40 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #8 (DANFUSI) (3-1) - This lightly raced 4yo faces winners after a gate-to-wire maiden win here at this distance June 4. Well backed that day in his first race since July 12 at Saratoga, he's worked twice since, retains Joel Rosario, and gets top billing.
2nd pick: #4 (Dante's Fire) (5-2) - One of two 3yos taking on older rivals, he had a wide trip when finishing a non-threatening 4th here at this level and distance June 7. It was his first start in just under seven months, and he most likely needed the effort. It's noted that Mike Maker has Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for the first time.
3rd pick: #9 (Bad Guy) (6-1) - This veteran rallied to miss by a 1/2-length when going seven furlongs facing 'open' $35,000 claimers here June 18 in his first in four months. Capable at this trip, he's dangerous in this spot.
4th pick: #2 (Point Him Out) (4-1) - Another that's lightly raced, he rallied to finish 2nd here June 7 and was 2.5 lengths ahead of 'Dante's Fire.' Sharp in both attempts, he's the other sophomore entered, and a fast and/or contested pace would help his style out.