Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, June 8

Race 1: Mo Gotcha (#1)

  • Was compromised by racing wide against a rail bias in his first start against winners.
  • Appears to be a horse who will continue to improve as the distances increase.
  • Has been working very well since his last race, most recently gong in company with Astoria winner Maryanorginger.

5-1 on ML


Race 5: Come Dancing (#1)

  • Her recent TimeformUS Speed Figures of 135 and 124 are the highest in this field.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.
  • Has continued to train like she’s in the best form of her career.

6-5 on ML


Race 7: Ce Ce (#9)

  • Her two TimeformUS Speed Figures of 115 and 114 are among the highest numbers in this field.
  • Is drawn well outside of all of the other speeds, so she can settle into a stalking trip.
  • Is bred to stretch out as a half-sister to Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem.

9-2 on ML


Race 8: Borracho (#3)

  • Has significantly improved since Rusty Arnold turned him back to sprints.
  • Ran deceptively well in a speed-dominated race in the slop two back, and beat a good field last time.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting a fast pace, and he figures to work out a perfect trip closing into quick fractions.

15-1 on ML


Race 9: McKinzie (#2)

  • The Pace Projector is predicting a fast pace and he has a versatile running style, which should allow him to adapt.
  • Is coming off one of his best efforts in the Alysheba, where he displayed a turn of foot that will make him dangerous on the turnback.
  • Bob Baffert knows how to prepare a horse for this specific race.

5-2 on ML


Race 10: Robert Bruce (#3)

  • Does not care for give in the ground, and will appreciate getting back on a firm course.
  • Should improve upon his return, when he was too close to the pace over a very demanding course.
  • Ten furlongs is his ideal distance.

6-1 on ML


Race 11: Sir Winston (#7)

  • Did well to close for second in a fast edition of the Peter Pan, running his final 3 furlongs in an impressive 35 1/5 seconds.
  • Has steadily been improving throughout 2019 and appears to finally be putting it all together.
  • Is bred to get the Belmont Stakes distance perhaps better than anyone else in this field.

12-1 on ML

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1 Response to Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, June 8

  1. Mike says:

    Nice pick on sir Winston!



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