Nick Tammaro’s Belmont Analysis – Thursday, June 17, 2021

BELMONT – 6/17/2021

RACE 1: 3-6-2

#3 JUGGLER is by freshman sire Lord Nelson and is out of a multiple graded stakes-placed mare.  She has dropped 3 winners from as many to race and this colt appears to be training very well for a top notch barn.

RACE 2: 5-10-9

#5 FLASHING RED drops significantly in class and cuts back in distance to a trip that suits her perfectly.  Her maiden win came at 6.5 furlongs and she has still performed respectably going long since then.

RACE 3: 2-7-5-4

#2 GIACOSA goes 2nd off a layoff for trainer Jimmy Bond after rallying well into a slow pace in her 2021 debut.  She will get a bit more pace to run at in this spot and her best races in the past make her a serious win candidate.

RACE 4: 6-1-2

The tremendous record trainer Brittany Russell possesses with layoff returnees makes #6 BENINTENDI very interesting in this affair.  He is being dangled for a 40k tag and is very likely to be claimed.  Russell is 45% with dirt sprinters off 180+ day breaks ($3.12 ROI).

RACE 5: 9-2-7-8

#9 SUPREME AURA drops a notch in class for trainer Rudy Rodriguez off a win and figures to get a strong pace to run at in this affair.  He has been at his best at Belmont and enters in strong form.  That’s enough for him to be a solid favorite.

RACE 6: 4-3-8-7

#4 PALAMOS goes 2nd off a layoff for trainer Graham Motion after attempting to rally into a slow pace last time out going shorter.  The extra ground figures to do this daughter of Blame a ton of good and she gets the jockey back on who was aboard for a game runner-up finish behind subsequent graded stake winner Counterparty Risk back in November of last year.

RACE 7: 4-6-3-5

#4 MAIDEN BEAUTY returns to NY bred company after a solid run over the winter for trainer Tony Dutrow.  She gets Joel Rosario aboard and returns to the site of 3 of her 6 lifetime victories today.  Her versatile running style only adds to the appeal, as she can be positioned almost anywhere in the early stages.

RACE 8: 7-1-6-8

#7 STAR DEVINE gets a jockey change to the ultra-patient Joel Rosario on the stretchout in distance.  That will make her a one-run closing type in a race that has plenty of early speed.  She showed serious potential in a head-turning debut win and still has upside on the class drop.

RACE 9: 3-8-10

#3 LORD FLINTSHIRE is strictly the one to beat off an improved performance in his first start for Jorge Abreu.  This son of Flintshire was wide on both turns that afternoon and still finished with interest.  He faces an incredibly weak field here and is sure to be a heavy favorite.
























































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