Post by tenfurlongs on May 14, 2022 14:44:06 GMT -5
No umbrellas in sight yet at Belmont, but it won't be long. If the rain comes heavy enough to turn the turf course yielding/soft, I think there are some angles.
In R8, Yibir should be even money on good-firm, but I'd bet strongly against him on anything soft. Gufo, similar thinking but not as severe as with the Godolphin runner. I think his problem could be lack of pace and too much to do late. I feel #4- Abaan (9-2) has a tactical advantage in this, and #5- Highland Chief (20-1) has the back class to compete, especially on soft ground. His prep was way too short for him to be effective, they were just checking the tires.
EX- 4,5/ALL (soft) PICK3- 4,5/2,5/1,4 (soft)
R9, #2- Electability (7-2) and #5- Golden Glider (4-1) look like the two improving horses to fear.
R10, Chad is doing a rain dance for #1- Rougir (even), if she's acclimated to America and US racing, she'll be hard to beat. #4- Plum Ali (6-1) can handle less than firm and may be sent by Clement/Franco for a tactical run.