Belmont | Race 3 | Post Time 2:32 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs
The Jimmy Jerkens-trained entry of Adulator (#1) and Securitiz (#1A) is likely to go favored in this spot, but they are an unreliable duo. Adulator just has not been the same horse since returning as a 4-year-old, while Securitiz may need a race off the layoff and prefers longer distances. The runner whom they will all have to catch is Wake Up in Malibu (#2), who the Pace Projector is predicting will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner. Charlton Baker runners are certainly capable of winning off layoffs, but he finds himself in a tough spot.
I’m going to try to beat these horses with BELLAMY WAY (#3).
This New York-bred was overmatched in the Excelsior most recently, but he had previously run an encouraging race in his return at Aqueduct. The 121 TimeformUS Speed Figure that he earned for that effort would certainly be good enough to beat a field at this level. Bellamy Way possesses the tactical speed to stay within striking range of Wake Up in Malibu early, so he won’t be compromised by a slow pace. David Cannizzo is having a fantastic meet, and he gets an 88 TimeformUS Trainer Rating when pairing up with Joel Rosario.
Exacta Key Box: 3 with 1,2,4
Trifecta: 3 with 1,2 with 1,2,4,5