2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 19, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #7
Friday 06/19 04:35 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #7 (OUT OF TROUBLE) (7-2) - This veteran mare is one of two entered by Brad Cox, and they race as separate betting interests. She finished 2nd when going 8.5 furlongs on the dirt at Oaklawn Park in her seasonal debut April 23 and is switching back to the grass, dropping in class, and cutting back in distance for this one. Grass is her game, and I give her top billing today.
2nd pick: #9 (Lovely La La) (4-1) - A lightly raced mare by 'Uncle Mo,' she's training steadily for her first race since finishing 2nd here at this level and distance Oct. 25. 5yo speed/stalker has done well off of layoffs in the past and is a win candidate today.
3rd pick: #5 (Vip Nation) (9-2) - Speedy mare hasn't raced since tiring in a $120K stakes facing 'open' company at Gulfstream Park Dec. 7. She was an easy winner here at this distance facing weaker on Oct. 14 and followed that up missing by a 'nose' at this level Nov. 11 at Aqueduct. 5yo is in the mix if ready.
4th pick: #8 (First Appeal) (6-1) - The second of the Brad Cox trained pair, she was competitive in four of five at this level last Summer/Fall. One-run type fits with her best, and this veteran is capable of factoring.