Belmont at the Big A Sunday: Frizette, Pilgrim Analysis

Chris Adams

There are a pair win and you’re in races on the final Belmont at the Big A card of the week. The Pilgrim and Frizette will stamp tickets to the Breeders’ Cup in November.

Belmont at the Big A- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 SPELTERINI (8-5) gets the top selection. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 RISK FREE (12-1) is a price horse and will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #5 FIRELINE (6-1) debuts here and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She goes out for the Brown barn and gets Prat in the irons.
  • #2 SEDUCTION (3-1) is respected on debut by one of the best line makers in the country.

Selections: 4 – 3 – 5 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 2

Post: 1:30 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 12

  • #9 ARI GOLD (2-1) should improve off the first start and is the top pick. He should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #7 SCRAMBLE (7-2) comes into the race off a really nice debut.
  • #5 CONVERSING (5-2) goes out for the Mcgaughey barn. Shug tends to get the horses better with each start so this one has license to step forward.
  • #6 WIDERIGHT (8-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Mott and Alvarado.

Selections: 9 – 7 – 5 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 3

Post: 2:02 PM ET; $110k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #5 KINENOS (4-1) will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #6 EASY TIME (9-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #3 OCEAN ATLANTIQUE (5-2) seems to fit well enough here. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #1 CALL ME HARRY (9-2) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 5 – 6 – 3 – 1

Belmont at the Big A- Race 4

Post: 2:33 PM ET; $37k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #4 MISBEHAVED (2-1) gets the top selection. He has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 EMINENCY (8-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 SOUTHERN PASSAGE (6-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #3 BLU GROTTO (9-2) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one could be the class of the field.

Selections: 4 – 7 – 6 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 5

Post: 3:03 PM ET; $50k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #7 MR BOB (5-2) should improve off the first start and is the top pick. The first race would likely be enough to win here at 2nd asking.
  • #5 SECRET THUNDER (7-2) has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #9 BLAME D RULE MAKER (9-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures.
  • #3 CARA'S PRINCE (30-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets and will likely try to be involved early.

Selections: 7 – 5 – 9 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 6

Post: 3:35 PM ET; $105k Allowance going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 SPIKED (3-1) looks best here. She comes into the race in really good form. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 JANE GREY (2-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #2 WASP (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She has run some really impressive races in her career and they’d be good enough here.
  • #5 MASHNEE GIRL (8-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has races good enough to beat this group.

Selections: 7 – 1 – 2 – 5

Belmont at the Big A- Race 7

Post: 4:07 PM ET; $200k Fasig-Tipton Waya S. going 1 3/8 miles on turf; Entries: 8

  • #2 FLIRTING BRIDGE (2-1) gets the top selection. She will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #8 ROCKY SKY (5-1) should be competitive in this spot. She has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #3 GLADYS (8-1) comes into the race in really good form. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #7 TASS (15-1) is a price horse and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.

Selections: 2 – 8 – 3 – 7

Belmont at the Big A- Race 8

Post: 4:41 PM ET; $400k Frizette S. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

Echo Zulu wins the Frizette
Echo Zulu wins the 2021 Frizette | ABR
  • #4 CHOCOLATE GELATO (9-5) is the top pick. She may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.
  • #7 YOU'RE MY GIRL (5-1) should improve off the first start and has to be respected going out for the combination of Terranova and Rosario.
  • #6 THE GREAT MAYBE (7-2) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #2 AMERICAN ROCKETTE (6-1) isn't without hope. She comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 4 – 7 – 6 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 9

Post: 5:13 PM ET; $200k Pilgrim S. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 12

  • #10 I'M VERY BUSY (7-5) should improve off the first start and looks best here. Brown and Prat are very dangerous on the turf.
  • #1 FLY RIGHT (6-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #2 NOBLE HUNTSMAN (20-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He’s been keeping good company.
  • #3 MAJOR DUDE (8-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.

Selections: 10- 1 – 2 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 10

Post: 5:45 PM ET; $65k Starter Allowance going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 16

  • #10 FRENCHBORO (4-1) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #11 UNCLE GEORGE (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one shouldn't have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #2 I AM THE LAW (10-1) is a price horse and appears to be a major player in this race. He has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #6 HOLLYWOODHELLRAISR (15-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He could get the right setup in this race.

Selections: 10- 11- 2 – 6

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.