Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, July 5

Race 6: Pallas Athene (#1)

  • Didn’t have much of a chance in her debut when caught behind a slow pace going a distance that is too short.
  • Is bred to relish added ground, since she’s out of a Galileo dam who is a full-sister to a 12-furlong Group 2 winner in Europe.
  • John Terranova gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating when teaming up with Rajiv Maragh.

12-1 on ML

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Race 7: Sky Full of Stars (#12)

  • Had little chance when rated towards the back of the pack behind a slow pace in the E.P. Taylor.
  • Used front-running tactics when she scored against Group 2 company in Germany last September and could show speed again here.
  • Appears to be working well for her U.S. debut and first start for Christophe Clement.

8-1 on ML

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Race 8: Cookie Dough (#2)

  • Has earned some of the best TimeformUS Speed Figures in the race, save Sue’s Fortune’s last number.
  • Was cooked in the extremely fast pace that developed in the Acorn last time.
  • Should appreciate this turnback in distance, especially given the lack of true speed in this race.

3-1 on ML

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