Nick Tammaro’s Belmont Analysis – Saturday, May 22

BELMONT – 5/22/2021

RACE 1: 3-4-1-5

#3 MISS MI MI goes first off a claim by George Weaver following a handy win here late last month.  She enjoyed a sweet trip that day under Irad Ortiz, Jr. and a similar voyage is in the offing given the pace scenario in this affair.

RACE 2: 4-6-8-10

#4 PRINCE OF CAPS has run three very solid races on turf in his career and exits a solid 2nd place finish behind wire-to-wire winner Brazillionaire.  He will offer value in a competitive heat and that’s enough to land here.

RACE 3: 5-1-3-4

#5 SHESALITTLE EDGY comes in off a claim by Rob Atras at Oaklawn and is in line for a bonus having most recently started at Oaklawn.  She has good tactical speed and is in form at the moment, so you have to give her extra consideration.

RACE 4: 5-7-8-1

#5 LOVE AND THUNDER made up serious ground in her stateside debut in a race with no early pace.  She now gets a couple more furlongs with which to work and should be a serious late player.

RACE 5: 1-10-3-11

#1 TAINO returns from a layoff after racing wide and against the grain of the racetrack last time out at Aqueduct.  This late running son of Bayern is a new gelding and should get a strong pace to run at in the late stages this afternoon.

RACE 6: 6-7-10-3

The relative merits of #6 VODKA LEMONADE are hardly significant, but it is the competition he’s facing today that makes him a standout.  This field is very poor from top to bottom and his ability to stay close early gives him a major tactical edge.

RACE 7: 6-3-8-7

#6 EAGLE PASS returns on short rest for new trainer Wayne Potts, who has done quite well in NY off the claim.  His barn is 18% with a $2.21 ROI with NYRA dirt starters first off of claims and this son of Super Saver can be in an ideal stalking position this afternoon.

RACE 8: 8-1-7-10

#8 BANKERS DAUGHTER seems none the worse for wear after being pulled up two starts back.  She came back with a solid effort to be second last time out and now figures to be in line to capitalize on a hot pace.  The favorite is vulnerable given her poor effort most recently.

RACE 9: 10-5-7-8

#10 FLAVIUS is simply better than his rivals in this field on paper.  He was a game 4th in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile from just off a slow pace and moves down in class.  He figures to get a good trip from just off the pace for high percentage connections.

RACE 10: 3-10-7-1

#4 LEMON TAFFY has a modest turf pedigree, but showed real ability on debut for trainer Mike Maker.  She now appears to be the inside speed going a trip that is very kind to forwardly placed runners.  Look for Luis Saez to attempt to seize command at once.

BELMONT STATS: 149-42-25-20               $244.80


























































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