Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, May 3

Race 1: Canarsie Girl (#6)

  • Should appreciate getting back on preferred surface after a turf experiment.
  • Has more room for improvement than some others as a 3-year-old meeting elders.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Gary Contessa is 14 for 35 (40 percent, $5.03 ROI) with maidens switching from turf to dirt routes at NYRA.

4-1 on ML

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Race 3: Mandatory Payout (#4)

  • Should appreciate stretching back out to a route distance after running well at a mile two back.
  • Was hindered by a steady soon after the start and a slow pace last time.
  • Has a right to improve in second start for Rob Atras.

5-2 on ML

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Race 6: Achilles Warrior (#7)

  • Hinted at improved form over the winter by outworking classy stablemate Strike Power at Gulfstream.
  • Put forth best effort of his career off the layoff last time.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting that he will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.

3-1 on ML

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