Belmont Horses in Focus for Thursday, June 6

Race 5: Blahnik (#4)

  • Was badly compromised by running off in a fast pace in her turf debut last summer.
  • Showed an affinity for this surface at Gulfstream two back.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be clearly in front in the early going in a race that does not feature much pace.

10-1 on ML

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Race 6: Hersh (#1)

  • Defeated a very strong group of maidens at Saratoga last summer in what has been a productive race.
  • His top 109 TimeformUS Speed Figure is among the highest in this field.
  • Ran well when fresh in his debut last year and appears to be working well for his return.

7-2 on ML

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Race 9: Crack Shot (#11)

  • Did not appear comfortable racing over a dirt surface in his debut last year after having been previously entered for turf.
  • Should appreciate the surface switch since he’s a son of Freud out of a half-sister to turf stakes winner Neck of the Moon.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Jeremiah Englehart is 3 for 6 (50 percent, $4.65 ROI) with maidens off 180+ day layoffs trying turf for the first time in sprints.

20-1 on ML

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