2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

July 03, 2020

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BELMONT PARK Race #9 (THE LICENSE FEE STAKES)

Friday 07/03 05:40 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #8 (DALIKA) (3-1) - German import ships from Churchill Downs where she rallied to win by two lengths going 5.5 furlongs May 21. One run type draws well, and there's plenty of speed signed on the set things up for her stretch running style. I give her a slight edge.

2nd pick: #7 (Miss Aurament) (6-1) - The main speed, she's won three in a row sprinting on the grass while facing weaker at Gulfstream. 4yo has improved noticeably since blinkers went on Jan. 10, and she has been working fast for her first stakes attempt.

3rd pick: #3 (Getmotherarose) (5-1) - She's been subpar in her last pair, but she's back sprinting at Belmont where she's gone 7-4-1-1 at this distance on the grass. Strong finisher worked fast here June 26 and must be left in the mix today.

4th pick: #6 (Escapade) (9-2) - Unraced since Feb. 22, this stalker missed by a 'head' in a turf sprint facing stakes foes Dec. 28 at Gulfstream, and the filly that defeated her would be a heavy favorite if entered here.

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