Belmont Horse Racing Picks for Friday 6/10/22
Starting at 12:50 p.m. EST, we have 11 races at Belmont Park. Using numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing.
As always, check the program 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.)
Novo Sol and Abaan, Race 8
Race 8 is a $400K, Grade 2 Belmont Gold Cup for older horses going a marathon 2 miles on the turf. Guaranteed Tip Sheet projects Novo Sol (10/1) to win. He's a Brazilian longshot for EPO trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. and ridden by top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. Guaranteed Tip Sheet notes his top combination of early pace and late pace in the field. Abaan (5/2) hits the board and could take it gate-to-wire at a long distance.
Outbox (2/1) and Loft (4/1) complete the order of finish. Loft makes his U.S. debut after winning a Group 2 race at 2 miles in Germany. Outbox has the top pedigree scores for the distance and surface versus top company in England.
Abaan has 4 wins and 3 runner-up finishes in nine starts on the turf, and he’ll be running along the lead. Luis Saez rides for leading trainer Todd Pletcher.
Night Time and Jackie’s Warrior, Race 9
Race 9 is a $300K, Grade 2 True North for older horses going 6 1/2 furlongs. TVGlikes favorite Jackie’s Warrior (2/5) to win, but Mr. Phil (5/1) breaks from the rail for EPO trainer Rob Atras, and he ran a faster 3/4 mile in his last race than previous. Upset potential.
Jackie’s Warrior is the prohibitive favorite and class of the field with as many triple-digit speed figures as the rest of the field combined, as noted by TVG and GTS.
Night Time (12/1) offers value and may be sitting on a career-best effort in his second start off a long layoff.
Bleecker Street and Rougir, Race 10
Race 10 is the $750K, Grade 1 New York Stakes for older fillies and mares going 1 1/4 miles on the inner turf. TVG and GTS project Rougir (6/5) to win for trainer Chad Brown with Flavien Prat riding the favorite. She was a $3.3 million purchase who has won 5-of-15 starts including her second US start last month over this track.
Bleecker Street (5/2) is the other main contender for Chad Brown, who saddles four runners in the race. She is undefeated in six career starts and Irad Ortiz, Jr. rides.