2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
June 26, 2020
BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 06/26 05:40 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (VITANZA) (10-1) - This longshot tired late while wide when receiving a weak ride here at this level June 4. She's worked since, gets a jockey upgrade, draws a good post, and is racing second back following a three-month break. This homebred has a shot at a square price in a wide-open finale to the card.
2nd pick: #1 (Kefaliani) (9-2) - Unraced since Jan. 25, she missed by a 'neck' at this level and distance on a sloppy track at Aqueduct that afternoon. Training steadily, this homebred has the rail and is a threat if ready.
3rd pick: #9 (Mopolka) (7-2) - Bet down to 2-1 favoritism here going a mile on the grass June 11, she tired after racing near the lead until mid-stretch. Back in 15 days, she drops in class, switches to the dirt, and is shortening up in distance. A win candidate.
4th pick: #13 (Happy Hill Lil) (5-1) - Very wide last out, she stayed up well to check-in 4th of 13, missing by almost three lengths at this level June 4 in her first since debuting at Aqueduct March 8. Back on a 22-day turnaround, trainer Gary Gullo has leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard.