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Belmont Stakes--6:30 tonight
O.K., I know few people care. But, to a racing fan, this is arguably the most compelling race of the year, even without a Triple Crown threat.
I liked Master of Hounds for the Derby, and I'll back him again here. He had a lot of traffic trouble that cost him the 5 lengths he finished behind the winner in that race. A similar effort, without the trouble, could make him the winner today. The inside post should not be a problem for him, as he likes to run far back early, anyway. The smaller field, bigger track, and crazy-long stretch should let him run his own race without trouble.
Animal Kingdom is too tough to leave out of the mix, so I'll recommend an exacta box with Master of Hounds. A.K. could have taken the Preakness with a clean trip; what a great effort, though. The connections have little incentive to send him out today unless he can win(the purse is nothing compared to his stud value, which could be impacted today), so assume it's all systems go. If you like the big plays, like the super, I'd throw in the bombs. Third or fourth could go to anyone.
Best of luck to anyone who might play, and enjoy the spectacle if you tune in.
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Last edited by chewybrian; 06-11-11 at 12:59 PM.