Archive for June 8th, 2012

Finishing “Ahead” At Belmont (6/8/12)

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card — just 24 hours until the big Belmont Stakes card kicks off, so I’m doing some extra handicapping today to prepare.  Let’ see how I do and wishing everyone a great day tomorrow!

In race 9, The grade 3 Jaipur, Boots Ahead (#3) finally gets firm turf today after 4 straight on wet courses — cuts back to 7 furlongs, but has tactical speed in a race that might be run with a controlled pace and can first jump on the closers.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 2.

In race 7, Akira (#5) has run well on local course and has some speed to get a good trip in return from layoff — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box #’s 6 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 4 and 9

Race 2: 2, 3 and 1

Race 3: 6, 7 and 8

Race 4: 7, 9 and 5

Race 5: 5 with 7 and 1

Race 6: 6 and 1

Race 7: 5 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 8: 2, 3 and 4

Race 9: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2

Race 10: 4 with 6 and 5