Belmont Park: June 16th, 2022 Analysis, Selections

Chris Adams

The summer racing continues at Belmont Park on Thursday. Many horses will begin making their final starts before pointing toward races at Saratoga.

Thursday Full Card Analysis

Belmont Park Race 1

Post: 3:05 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Maiden Special Weight, 6 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #6 LET HER INSPIRE U (7-5) has a great shot in the race given the speed & pedigree. The horse is out of the Into Mischief line which has been one of the top producers of runners in the country in recent years.
  • #1 WICKED LADY (9-5) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & record at the distance.
  • #2 TRUANCY (6-1) is a horse that could be primed to win on debut. The question marks are compensate with a decent price.
  • #5 BOSS OF ALL (12-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 6-1-2-5

Belmont Park Race 2

Post: 3:38 PM ET; Purse: $45,000 Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 BOLD VICTORY (6-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form.
  • #1 TOP OF THE MINT (7-2) has a great shot in the race given the early pace this one projects to show early in the race.
  • #3 EAGLE IN LOVE (4-1) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #4 EMPEROR'S CAUSE (5-1) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 5-1-3-4

Belmont Park Race 3

Post: 4:09 PM ET; Purse: $45,000 Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 DANGEROUS EDGE (4-1) has a great shot in the race given the top connections & class.
  • #5 HOLDTHEFLIGHT (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & power rating.
  • #1 JUMPSTER (3-1) comes from the Gary Sciacca barn and will get Joel Rosario in the saddle. Those connections are always worth a look at this level.
  • #6 FOREVER WICKED (12-1) likes to come from out of it, but there appears to be enough pace on for this one to conceivably get up and hit the board.

Selections: 2-5-1-6

Belmont Park Race 4

Post: 4:40 PM ET; Purse: $45,000 Maiden Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 15

  • #4 JUST A NYQUIST (3-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's stamina & breeding. Although early in the stud career, Nyquist throws some really good horses.
  • #6 IN MY WAKE (6-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.
  • #11 OAK LOVES A FIGHT (6-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & pace.
  • #5 QUIET TYPE (9-2) is an over-jocked horse. This angle isn’t one I use for singles, but often for savers. Luis Saez who is one of the top riders on the circuit goes out for a lower percentage trainer. Maybe that’s a signal this one is live.

Selections: 4-6-11-5

Belmont Park Race 5

Post: 5:13 PM ET; Purse: $92,000 Allowance, 7 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 10

  • #8 MICROPHONE (5-2) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & power rating.
  • #1 BAY STREET MONEY (5-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.
  • #2 DANCING BUCK (7-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.
  • #5 SHIRAZ (10-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & early pace. Bet against Maker on the turf at your own peril.

Selections: 8-1-2-5

Belmont Park Race 6

Post: 5:43 PM ET; Purse: $85,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

  • #1A AMUNDSON (9-2) is the preferred part of the entry. He should be competitive today based on the his speed & early foot.
  • #5 MASKED MARAUDER (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #6 JEMOGRAPHY (12-1) gets Dylan Davis in the saddle. He is one of the more underrated jockeys in the star-studded New York colony.
  • #3 SAINT SELBY (2-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's race flow & power rating.

Selections: 1A-5-6-3

Belmont Park Race 7

Post: 6:15 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Starter Handicap, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1A TIERGAN (9-2) is another entry in which I much prefer one half. This one should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & pace.
  • #6 NO SALT (8-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & form.
  • #7 REGAL QUALITY (10-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & record at the distance.
  • #1 HAMMERIN AAMER (9-2) is the other part of the entry and has proven to be a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.

Selections: 1A-6-7-1

Belmont Park Race 8

Post: 6:45 PM ET; Purse: $92,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 10

  • #9 SPICER (5-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections & race flow.
  • #1 DIAMOND HANDS (5-2) comes from Christophe Clement’s barn and gets one of the top turf riders in the country in Joel Rosario.
  • #10 SPIRIT AND GLORY (15-1) isn’t the likeliest winner, but 15-1 seems a bit steep for a horse that has more room to progress than these.
  • #4 CAIRONI (8-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & class.

Selections: 9-1-10-4

Belmont Park Race 9

Post: 7:15 PM ET; Purse: $41,000 Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 12

  • #9 JUULSTONE (7-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.
  • #7 SUPPLY CHAIN (5-2) is worth a look here given edges in connections & power rating.
  • #8 CABLE CHANNEL (9-2) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & early pace.
  • #10 SCOTTO (15-1) is worth a look here given edges in record at the distance & form.

Selections: 9-7-8-10

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