Belmont Horses in Focus for Thursday, May 16

Race 1: Alphadora (#1)

  • Was too aggressively ridden two back, when she set a fast pace and faded going this distance.
  • Her top TimeformUS Speed Figure of 95 is clearly the highest in this field.
  • Will appreciate the class relief after being ambitiously spotted against stakes company last time.

5-2 on ML

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Race 4: Out of Trouble (#6)

  • Did not get ideal trips in her final two turf starts of 2018, making her form look worse than it was.
  • The Brad Cox barn has been on fire in recent weeks at Belmont.
  • Joel Rosario is one of the best turf sprint riders in the country, and can get her to rally from off the pace.

5-1 on ML

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Race 7: Lemonist (#10)

  • Has been steadily improving over the course of the past year despite moving up in class.
  • Should appreciate the added distance, since he is a full brother to a French Group 3 winner at 1 15/16 miles.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting that he will be up close to the pace early, whereas main rival Devamani may be compromised by coming from farther back.

2-1 on ML

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