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Read below our free Belmont Park picks on each race scheduled today, researched and selected by our horse racing handicapping team.
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SO DARN HOT has finished third in two hot Gulfstream maidens and, now with Manuel Franco riding for the first time, the $600,000 purchase could take the world of beating. Thankful should do better here at the second time of asking for Todd Pletcher, while Sky Queen and Sneer are others to note.
PRINCE OF NEW YORK (second) ran well when dropped in class last time, accounting for Violent Delights (third) in the process, and should confirm that form at the very least here. Sneads could run into place money in the closing stages.
$285,000 yearling MAKE MISCHIEF is in good hands with Mark Casse to enjoy a solid debut and is expected to know plenty ahead of this. Going Going Gone is interesting with John Velazquez booked, while connections will probably take their time with Kokopelli but she is fancied to go well nevertheless.
CHIEF KNOW IT ALL arrives here on five-timer and should take all of the beating if match fit on his first start since January. Scarf It Down and Mills can fight it out for the places.
Bad Guy impressed when successful at Aqueduct in February and is fancied to go close, though narrow preference is for the consistent SHIRAZ, who drops in grade. Variant Perception looks best of the rest.
MASTERIO rattled the crossbar over 1m at Tampa last time and could benefit from this drop back in trip. Hostile Witness and Spitball can fight it out for the places.
I LOVE JAXSON knows where the winning post is, winning five of his last six, and the five-year-old hat-trick-seeker is backed to win a battle with Its All Relevant, another frequent scorer who impressed when last seen. Winston’s Chance is a regular in some hot contests, while Proven Reserves is respected for Chad Brown.
Morning Colors and Summer At The Spa both got off the mark on their respective debuts and command respect, while Todd Pletcher’s Wear My Ring is another to open her account when last seen and has to be noted. However, preference is for BARREL OF DESTINY, who has match-fitness on her side and arrives in top form, looking for a hat-trick. Sky Kitten and Astoria Kitten are others to consider.
RATAJKOWSKI ran well enough in Grade 2 company on her most recent outing and Graham Motion’s charge can take advantage of an ease in grade. The main dangers appear to be No Hayne No Gayne and More Mischief.
ABBY NORMAL boasts a consistent level of form and she has been working well ahead of her first run of the year. She gets the vote over Funny Pursuit and Devils Rendezvous.