Belmont Park Hosts Stakes Quintent on Saturday’s Card

Chris Adams

A week ahead of the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Park hosts 5 stakes races. The Peter Pan and the Beaugay Stakes are the card’s two feature races.

Saturday Full Stakes Analysis

Belmont Park Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Maiden Special Weight, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 9

  • #3 EMINENCY (7-2) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & class.
  • #6 DEVIL BOY (5-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & breeding.
  • #1 CONQUIST (9-2) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.
  • #2 SAFALOW'S MISSION (8-1) looks to have to have kept really good company in the previous starts.

Selections: 3-6-1-2

Belmont Park Race 2

Post: 1:34 PM ET; Purse: $45,000 Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 10

  • #1 STANHOPE (5-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & early pace numbers.
  • #2 RING OF FIRE (2-1) is a turf sprint specialist who will be dangerous from the inside draw.
  • #7 STANDUP (7-2) wouldn't be a huge surprise in the winner's circle.
  • #4 SECRET RULES (4-5) is a worthy favorite, but 4-5 seems way too short in these chaotic turf sprints.

Selections: 1-2-7-4

Belmont Park Race 3

Post: 2:05 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Vagrancy H., 6 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 5

  • #5 BELLA SOFIA (4-5) has a great shot in the race given the speed & class.
  • #4 MISS BRAZIL (3-1) merits consideration in this spot given the edge in stamina which could be crucial at the 6 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #3 KEPT WAITING (5-1) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #2 FRANK'S ROCKETTE (3-1) has to be respected based on the connections.

Selections: 5-4-3-2

Belmont Park Race 4

Post: 2:34 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Starter Allowance, 6 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 13

  • #12 FREEDOMOFTHEPRESS (9-2) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & form.
  • #8 MISS DELICIOUS (3-1) has to be respected in this field given the edge in a number of key categories including top connections & pace numbers.
  • #2 MISSING LINK (4-1) is a major player based on speed figures.
  • #4 GENTLE ANNIE (5-2) has a shot in this field though I don’t get the favoritism on this runner.

Selections: 12-8-2-4

Belmont Park Race 5

Post: 3:06 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Runhappy S., 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

Chateau is favored at Belmont Park
Chateau. Phot Credit: Blood Horse
  • #1 CHATEAU (5-2) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & class.
  • #6 MR PHIL (6-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's early pace numbers.
  • #3 REPO ROCKS (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's record at the distance. This one is in great form recently as well.
  • #5 OFFICIATING (4-1) is another who really loves these dirt sprints.

Selections: 1-6-3-5 (Best Bet: #1 CHATEAU)

Belmont Park Race 6

Post: 3:39 PM ET; Purse: $92,000 Allowance, 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 11

  • #1 JOIN THE DOTS (3-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.
  • #6 NAKED ON THE BEACH (8-1) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #8 MISS BELLA CIAO (6-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & class.
  • #10 CAIRONI (5-1) is a major player based on speed figures.

Selections: 1-6-8-10

Belmont Park Race 7

Post: 4:12 PM ET; Purse: $85,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 10

  • #9 SEVEN LILIES (5-2) is worth a look in this spot given edges in stamina & connections.
  • #1 JEMOGRAPHY (4-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.
  • #1A SAINT SELBY (4-1) looks like a strong prospect edging the field in several key handicapping factors including record at the distance & power rating.
  • #7 BRONX BOMBER (6-1) is a fringe player who is in with a chance today.

Selections: 9-1-1A-7

Belmont Park Race 8

Post: 4:46 PM ET; Purse: $700,000 Man o' War S., 1 3/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 6

  • #2 GUFO (7-5) has to be respected in this field given the edge in a number of key categories including top connections & class.
  • #3 YIBIR (1-1) is another classy horse with speed figures to match. This one is a definite player here.
  • #4 ABAAN (9-2) seems a cut below the top 2 but should be competitive.
  • #6 SO HIGH (30-1) may find himself in the perfect spot to outrun his odds in this race.

Selections: 2-3-4-6

Belmont Park Race 9

Post: 5:19 PM ET; Purse: $200,000 Peter Pan S., 1 1/8 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 ELECTABILITY (7-2) has a great shot in the race given the the connections and superior class.
  • #4 WE THE PEOPLE (3-1) has races in the past performances that will be good enough to win here.
  • #6 WESTERN RIVER (6-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #5 GOLDEN GLIDER (4-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.

Selections: 2-4-6-5

Belmont Park Race 10

Post: 5:50 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Beaugay S., 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

  • #2 LEMISTA (5-2) is in great form and has the top speed figures in the group.
  • #4 PLUM ALI (6-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's record at the distance & pace numbers.
  • #7 OUR FLASH DRIVE (15-1) looks like a threat to outrun the odds in this spot..
  • #1 ROUGIR (1-1) is worth a look here given edges in stamina & power rating. The price is tough to take on this one when there are others I prefer.

Selections: 2-4-7-1

Belmont Park Race 11

Post: 6:21 PM ET; Purse: $80,000 Allowance, 7 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 16

  • #9 PALACE GOSSIP (9-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & power rating.
  • #3 MASTER OF THE TUNES (6-1) is a fringe win contender who could surprise at a price.
  • #10 THEODORA GRACE (8-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & record at the distance.
  • #2 ACT OF CONGRESS (6-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.

Selections: 9-3-10-2

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