Belmont Horse Racing Picks for Sunday 5/30/21
It's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 3:00 p.m. EST, we have 10 races at Belmont Park. Using numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets..
As always, check for scratches and changes, and monitor 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.)
Tekila, Race 3
FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1
Tekila has a pair of runner-up finishes in four starts, including her last race in March. Guaranteed Tip Sheet likes her chances to win and notes she was previously disqualified for interference after crossing the finish line first. Horse Racing Radar notes that Tekila was sired by Liam’s Map, a multiple Grade 1 winner and Breeders’ Cup Horse champion.
Amendment Nineteen finished a distant second in her sprint debut and now stretches out with leading jockey Jose Ortiz taking over the ride for trainer Linda Rice. Amendment Nineteen is by top sire Constitution.
Bellamy Dolce, Race 4
FanDuel Racing Odds: 6/1
Race 4 is a Claiming race and seven runners are scheduled to go 1 mile. numberFire projects Millean (9/2) to win and Bellamy Dolce (6/1) to hit the board along with My Sacred Place (3/1).
It's not a great group of runners. Millean finished second two races back but never fired when coming in fourth three weeks ago.
Bellamy Dolce broke his maiden in February and posted a faster speed figure when finishing third in April after a bumpy start. Horse Racing Radar notes that jockey Kendrick Carmouche hops off Super Silver to ride this less accomplished rival. That's an interesting move, and improvement expected in Bellamy Dolce's second start against winners.
Beren, Race 8
FanDuel Racing Odds: 8/1
Race 8 is the $100K Paradise Creek Stakes for three-year-olds going 7 furlongs. The race has been taken off the turf due to weather, and the two favorites projected by numberFire to win have been scratched – Outadore and Chasing Artie. So has Second of July, leaving just four runners.
This is no longer a solid race. Beren (8/1) will go off at shorter odds than this morning line -- and so will Fauci (4/1). Beren won a minor stakes sprint three weeks ago over this track and posted a career-best 103 speed figure. He’s also won 3-of-5 starts this year.
Fauci has finished second in three straight minor stakes races, including in an short sprint last month on the turf.