Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, May 24

Race 1: Clyde’s Runner (#5)

  • Ran well fresh when making his debut in a similar spot last June.
  • Was compromised by a wide trip against a rail bias in his only other start sprinting on turf.
  • Returns as a new gelding with leading rider Jose Lezcano in the irons.

2-1 on ML

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Race 6: China Rider (#3)

  • Has earned competitive speed figures sprinting on turf in the past.
  • Will appreciate any residual moisture in the surface after Thursday’s rain.
  • Is recording much faster workout times ahead of this start than she ever has before in her career.

12-1 on ML

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Race 7: Passporttovictory (#12)

  • Ran better than it seems in her last start over a fast track on April 5, closing resolutely after getting shuffled back on the turn.
  • Has run some of her fastest prior speed figures on the turf, so the surface switch helps.
  • Gets a positive rider switch to Jose Ortiz.

12-1 on ML

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