June 11 Belmont Ink -- Undercard
These are the horses I want to look at. What I’ll actually do – remember, we have a heat wave here, and that affects the horses. And it’s hazy – rain will change everything. A major thunderstorm has been predicted to hit immediately before the Belmont Stakes itself.
Skip it and see how the track’s running.
I’m looking at two long shots here: La Dolce Vita and Flawless Treasure, probably to just hit the board.
Ice Wynnd Fire across the board.
Storm Minstrel to place.
Pa Pa Da – across the board because he’s smart, sweet, and talented.
Provincetown to place.
I want to take a look at Steel Light, but I don’t know what to do with him yet.
I like a lot of horses in this race, and I’m not sure how I’ll sort them out until I see them before showtime. I’m looking at: With Distinction, Smokume, Wake Up Dreaming, Willy o’the Valley. Key Deputy is still a question mark for me.
Riskaverse across the board because I love her. I’m going to take a look at Intercontinental and Mambo Slew as well.
Lost in the Fog across the board
Egg Head to place.
War Plan to show.
I want to look at Middle Earth and Proud Accolade, but not sure where to slot them in yet.
I think this will be the most interesting race of the day, outside of the Belmont itself.
Gygistar across the board – this horse has always done well for me.
Funny Cide across the board – because it’s Funny Cide – however, it wouldn’t surprise me if he was scratched today due to weather.
Limehouse because he’s a powerhouse.
Spite the Devil to show.
Rogue Agent – like the horse, but will pass on him here.
Evening Attire – I’ve always liked this horse, but he’s disappointed me the last few times out, and I’m wary of betting on him here.
I don’t want to dismiss Cuba, but I’m not sure where he fits.
Artie Schiller and Meteor Storm in a boxed exacta, with longshot Saint Stephen to show.
The actual Belmont Stakes.
As I said in my previous post:
Giacomo, Afleet Alex and Pinpont across the board and in a boxed trifecta;
Indy Storm and Watchmon to show.
I hate to leave Chekov out because watching this horse and his jockey Gary Stevens together is sheer poetry, but I don’t think today’s their day.
And I don’t understand the strong support for Reverberate. Perhaps he will show me today.
Master David, Run the Light, and Lunar Man, but I’m not sure how yet.
Wamp and Heathrow as the serious contenders; a show bet on Sleek Jackal because, at 50-1, how could I not?