Belmont Horses in Focus for Saturday, October 12

Race 6: Power Up Paynter (#8)

  • Paynter is a decent turf influence and this colt has been intended for grass from the start.
  • Ran better than it seems in his debut, rushing up while racing in the bridle before abruptly tiring.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Linda Rice is 7 for 27 (26%, $2.64 ROI) with second time starting maidens going from dirt to turf.

5-1 on ML

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Race 7: Fear No Evil (#3)

  • Encountered significant trouble when attempting to rally through traffic last time.
  • Has run some of her best races going the 6-furlong distance.
  • Gets a positive rider switch to Joel Rosario, who should be a perfect fit for her running style.

8-1 on ML

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Race 9: Olendon (#2)

  • It’s hard to make an excuse for her Belmont Oaks, but it’s the only truly poor race she’s run this season.
  • Had a significant excuse in the Saratoga Oaks last time when she got rank with blinkers on.
  • Has continued to train well into this race and Chad Brown doesn’t set his sights much lower.

5-1 on ML

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