Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, June 22

Race 2: Swick (#6)

  • Showed some ability in his dirt debut, earning a respectable 102 TimeformUS Speed Figure despite facing to 6th.
  • His second dam was a Grade 3 winner on turf and he’s got some turf pedigree from sire Big Drama and damsire Mr. Greeley.
  • John Terranova has had success with maidens in turf sprints.

6-1 on ML


Race 7: Xanthique (#10)

  • The 105 TimeformUS Speed Figure that she earned in her turf debut is easily the highest number in the field.
  • Handled a yielding course last time and she is likely to encounter similar going on Saturday.
  • The TimeformUS Pace Projector is predicting that she will be contesting the early pace in a situation that favors front-runners.

5-2 on ML


Race 9: Nova Sol (#4)

  • Showed promise in France as a 2-year-old, placing third in a Group 3 event behind Cala Tarida, who went on to finish 4th in a Group 1 this year.
  • Closed well to finish second in her U.S. debut behind the highly-regarded Dogtag after a rough start.
  • Handled good-to-soft ground as a juvenile, so she seems more likely than her stablemates to handle turf with some give to it.

5-2 on ML

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