Belmont Day Mutlis

Let’s take a look at two multi-race tickets that we’ll play today at Belmont.

Pick 3 beginning with Race 4
Race 4 – Acorn We really like Salty here and will start our Pick-3 with her. She ran well in the Kentucky Oaks, a race in which she had to zig-zag around the far turn and into the lane with traffic while late runners like Abel Tasmen swept by with clear runs from behind the fast pace.

A – 8
C – none

Race 5 – Ogden Phipps – It’s very hard to go past Songbird, whose merits are obvious and she’s likely the lone speed. But there are two backups that we will use just in case – after all, with today being her first start since November, if Songbird is to get beat, today might be the day to do it. #2 Paid Up Subscriber had a terrible trip last time, being bottled up on the inside at Churchill and she ran fine two-back going seven furlongs at a distance that is way too short. #7 Carina Mia had trouble with Songbird last year but those were going two turns and she is a one-turn horse. She had a good comeback in the Humana Distaff last time.

A – 5
C – 2, 7

Race 6 – Jaipur – As noted in our undercard write-up here, we like Disco Partner in this race. His return last time was huge and with any step forward second off the layoff, he will be very tough. #3 Pure Sensation is probably the horse to beat but we’ll also use #5 Holding Gold who ran well at Keeneland and didn’t handle the soft turf last time. As a backup, we’ll toss in #10 Stormy Liberal who comes in from California and while he beat back to back four horse fields, he’s drawn well and should get a good stalking trip.

A – 2, 3, 5
C – 10

We’ll play this singling Salty. If Songbird wins the Phipps, we’ll have four in the Jaipur. If we can upset Songbird, we’ll still have our three mains in the last leg.

Pick-4 beginning in Race 8
Race 8 – Just a Game – #7 Antonoe is our top selection out of her US debut win last time at Keeneland. But we’ll also use #1 Dickinson as an a and backup with #2 Roca Rojo and #5 Celestine, who had a dominant win in this race last year. 

A – 1, 7
B – none
C – 2, 5

Race 9 – Met Mile – This will be a spread race but our top selection is #11 Tommy Macho#5 Sharp Azteca is probably the horse to beat. #3 Denman’s Call didn’t handle the wet track but ran big in the Triple Bend two back. #9 Mor Spirit is facing a much tougher field today. #12 Awesome Slew is facing a much tougher field than last time when, while he did have some traffic, had an overall pretty good trip. And finally #2 Rally Cry ran a huge race last time at Aqueduct, though he is drawn down inside.

A – 3, 5, 11
B – 2, 9
C – 12

Race 10 – Manhattan – It’s all about #7 Divisidero, off a big win at Churchill and #4 Time Test, who didn’t handle the going last time but has some back races on firm going in Europe.

A – 4, 7
B – none
C – none

Race 11 – Belmont Stakes – Our full analysis is here and we’re going to ride with four horses – #4 J Boys Echo, our top selection, #12 Patch#7 Irish War Cry, and #2 Tapwrit.

A – 4, 7, 12
B – 2
C – none

It’s a $64 play. Good luck!

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