BELMONT PARK – 9/19/21
RACE 1: 8-4-2-3
#8 POP THE BUBBLY ran a far better race in her lone prior turf try than it looks on paper, rallying stoutly into a modest pace. Gets another shot on the weeds here.
RACE 2: 7-1-5-3
2021 has been a good year for the resurgent Tony Dutrow, who took #7 SUPPLY AND DEMAND out of a visually impressive win last out. Extra ground should be no issue and he’s worked well since the claim.
RACE 3: 5-6-4-1
#5 PARIS LIGHTS will forever be known as a Grade I winner. She has never really progressed, but should be the controlling speed in a race where the majority are trying to turn things around.
RACE 4: 3-6-1-7
#3 FIRST LAW is the one to catch from the inside on a course where being inside has been beneficial. He did everything but win last out against a solid runner and looks to be set for improvement 2nd off the brief layoff.
RACE 5: 6-1-5-9
#6 SCOTT ALAIA improved significantly last time out and appears to be training well for a second try at this condition. Her tactical speed is a weapon given the expected race flow.
RACE 6: 2-7-12-5
#2 DEVIL OR ANGEL is strictly the one to beat as a second timer who showed serious ability when well-backed on debut. Having speed going this trip only helps.
RACE 7: 3-8-7-11
#3 ALPHALFA is new to the barn of Charlton Baker and ran respectably at this condition in a total bog last time out. He figures to be just off the pace at a square price.
RACE 8: 3-2-7-1
RACE 9: 7-9-1-12
The trip should really suit #7 NAZUNA in a fascinating running of the Pebbles. She has good tactical speed and has now been able to get comfortable in Chad Brown’s program. The fact he worked her with Domestic Spending last time out is significant.
RACE 10: 8-1/1A-3-7
#8 SEIZING THE DREAM drops in class to a cozy spot.additionally, he’s a new gelding and gets blinkers to sharpen him up early.