2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 26, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #8 (THE HESSIONITE STAKES)
Friday 06/26 05:05 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (MENTALITY) (3-1) - A lightly raced and well-managed mare, she ships from Kentucky where she finished 2nd going 5.5 furlongs while facing a tough group of 'open' optional $62K claimers. It was her first race since Dec. 7, and this 5yo has an outstanding local record (6-4-0-2). Working fast locally, she gets top billing.
2nd pick: #7 (Saratoga Treasure) (2-1) - She moves back in with fellow state-breds after facing 'open' G3 stakes competition here June 6. In 'over her head' that day, the race was nothing more than a prep for this affair. A fast and/or contested pace would help her stretch running style out.
3rd pick: #7 (Hannah's Smile) (6-1) - She chased and tired when facing 'open' optional $62K claimers here June 4 in her first since late Nov. Stalker was prepping for this, draws the rail, and is a win candidate at a square price.