Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, May 11

Race 1: Pacific Gale (#1)

  • Her 125 TimeformUS Speed Figure earned last time out is the highest in the field.
  • Possesses the tactical speed to sit a good trip in a largely paceless affair.
  • Strong worktab since her last race suggests that she may be sitting on another big effort.

5-2 on ML

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Race 3: Science Fiction (#10)

  • Ran deceptively well in return to turf last time, rushing up after breaking slowly and getting hung out wide.
  • Should play out as the controlling speed in a race that doesn’t feature any other confirmed front-runners.
  • Has maintained improved form since switching into the Rob Atras barn.

6-1 on ML

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Race 7: Competitionofideas (#3)

  • Put in a dazzling late run to take the American Oaks at 10 furlongs, but handles shorter distances.
  • Is undefeated on turf since Chad Brown added blinkers.
  • Appreciates some give in the ground and the turf courses have been rated “good” following last weekend’s rain.

7-5 on ML

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Race 10: Arklow (#4)

  • Made a premature move to the lead when unsettled in the early stages of the Sycamore, costing him the victory.
  • Proved his class when finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
  • Brad Cox’s runners have been performing very well on the NYRA circuit in recent weeks.

8-1 on ML

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Race 11: Elektronic (#4)

  • Was somewhat green in his debut but finished well after coming wide off the far turn.
  • Is bred to excel in this spot, by City Zip out of a dam who won 12 turf sprints during her career.
  • Linda Rice gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with second time starters.

3-1 on ML

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