Nick Tammaro’s Belmont Analysis – Friday, May 27, 2022

BELMONT – 5/27/22

RACE 1: 2-5-4

#2 FORTE is a firster by 18% debut sire Violence out of a 6x winner who did all of her damage on turf.  He is the first foal to race, and has a slew of gate works to prepare for the unveiling.  He should have some speed out of the gate to boot.

RACE 2: 5-6-4-1/1A

#5 GLORY ROAD bids for two straight wins since being claimed by Orlando Noda and will be rolling late in this affair.  The speed is #6 ITS ALL RELEVANT and he is no certainty to get an uncontested lead.  Noda is 23% with claimers on dirt exiting wins ($3.23 ROI) and this one has oodles of back class.

RACE 3: 5-2-6-3

#5 FROSTED OATS returns off a layoff and her lone prior try on the weeds was a solid effort.  She was third behind two stakes caliber runners and did the heavy lifting being close to a hot pace.  If she can get the lead here, she is a threat to go the distance.

RACE 4: 5-1-2-7

The last effort from #5 CHLOE ROSE was solid given that she got into some traffic issues at the quarter pole.  The eventual winner had a free and clear run on the outside while this gal was held up, and that likely kept her from winning.  She should be a tough customer here at this class level and is in strong form.

RACE 5: 1-8-4-2

#1 GET THE CANDY is the one to catch from the inside as she comes back from a layoff and enters the barn of Horacio De Paz.  This barn is 19% with new arrivals to it off of 100+ day breaks and the lead is hers for the taking.  If she is able to get clear, she looms tough to catch.

RACE 6: 3-7-5-4

#3 GRINGOTTS was a solid third last time out and now goes first off a claim by Bob Klesaris.  She is a late running type who’ll be helped by the expected pace scenario in this affair.  Her recent form is solid and you’ll get a square price here.

RACE 7: 9-3-4-6

#9 JUULSTONE goes second off a layoff for trainer Mike Maker and drops in for a tag.  He adds blinkers today and that will sharpen him up in the opening stages.  The presence of Irad Ortiz, Jr. is a positive as well.

RACE 8: 7-5-4-6

#7 ROSSA VELOCE goes first off a claim by Bill Morey, Jr.  This barn is 28% with dirt sprinters first off of claims ($1.87 ROI) and her tactical speed is a major weapon.  Look for her to stalk and pounce in this spot.

RACE 9: 12-6-3-2

#12 ROAD TO REMEMBER is back off a layoff and drops in class for trainer Natalia Lynch.  She ran faster races as a 2YO than many in here have since, so there’s reason to believe she’ll move forward as a sophomore.  If she does, then she’ll graduate today.






























































































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