Belmont Park Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 6/14/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 1:15 p.m. EST, we have 10 races at Belmont Park. Using our numberFire projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes, and check the weather and track conditions.
I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions.
Miss Jak, Race 2
FD Odds: 6/1
Race 2 at 1:50 p.m. ET completes the Daily Double and part of the early Pick 4. A solid $16K claimer with 10 fillies and mares. Miss Jak (6/1) breaks from the far outside post and has faced better her last two races while defeated at short prices. She’s won 8-of-21 starts, including at Aqueduct three races back as favorite against a $25K group. Miss Jak is the top choice at numberFire.
Radiantrithym (3/1) is the lukewarm favorite with Jose Ortiz in the irons. FanDuel Racing’s odds gives her a 25% chance to win. She has won 11 times with 35 in-the-money finishes in 56 career starts. Radiantrithym finished second in her last start in February as the favorite behind front-running winner Cold Hearted Pearl (9/2), who has won three times since November.
Regal Retort, Race 8
FD Odds: 6/1
The Late Pick 3 starts with a $62.5K Allowance Optional Claiming race for fillies and mares, and Regal Retort (6/1) can do better after running four straight races over sloppy tracks last year. She won one, and then won again by margin in her last start against weaker back in September with a career-best 94 speed rating. She’s hit the board in both her Belmont starts and has rewarded bettors in 7-of-8 starts with three wins overall. A consistent and good work pattern prepping for her return and strong stretch runner Joel Rosario rides for trainer Steve Asmussen.
Sadie Lady (3/1) is the top choice of numberFire, followed by Fair Regis (7/2). Both are trained by 35-year-old Rob Atras, who broke off on his own last year and had a strong start at Churchill Downs in January and also Aqueduct before racing was stopped due to COVID-19. Sadie Lady won three straight starts at Aqueduct, hitting 90-plus speed figures twice. Fair Regis finished third her last start in January at this level, posting a career-best 99 speed figure from 33 starts.
The favorite Finding Fame (5/2) has raced just two times, winning both at Gulfstream this year. She had a strong bullet work a week ago over the Belmont track in her final prep.
Captain Bombastic, Race 9
FD Odds: 5/2
The feature $100K Mike Lee Stakes drew eight three-year-old state-breds going seven furlongs. Dream Bigger (2/1) is the favorite for trainer Rudy Rodriquez with Jose Ortiz aboard. FanDuel Racing gives the colt a 33% chance to win, and numberFire has him on top.
We’ll try Captain Bombastic (5/2), who has looked good winning his first two versus New York breds. He finished third behind a beaten nose loser Dream Bigger. Captain Bombastic has matured and improved while running better as a 3-year-old with a pair of runner-up finishes to quality runners and 90-plus speed figures.
Leading meet EPO trainer Chad Brown has a pair in this race with Mission Wrapitup (12/1) and Gandy Dancing (9/2), who dominated in his only career start in March and is working well in the morning in return.