Nick Tammaro’s Belmont Analysis – Thursday, June 30, 2022

BELMONT – 6/30/22

RACE 1: 3-1A-4-5

#3 FOURWAY STOP should benefit from having some experience as she makes her second career start for Michelle Nevin.  The pace was slow to develop in her unveiling, and a poor break put her behind the eight ball right from the start.  Look for an improved effort today.

RACE 2: 2-5-4-6

#2 DEE BO is capable of improvement here on the drop in class as he looks to regain top form for trainer Ricardo Legall.  This gelding was 5th last time out against considerably tougher after chasing a moderate pace.  He can be forwardly placed today against a field that suits his talent level.

RACE 3: 5-7-2-4

#5 SOLIB is the one to catch today for trainer Rudy Rodriguez as she stretches out in distance.  She was ineffective against better last time out and is a good fit class wise for this engagement making her first start for a tag.  Speed usually holds well going this trip with the rails out as well.

RACE 4: 2-3-5-6

#2 CRYPTO CASH is a heavy favorite in the opening leg of the Pick 6 with a carryover of over 83k.  This son of Majesticperfection was re-claimed last time out by Rob Atras and should be a strong late player in here.  The recent wet track engagements have been just as solid, and he’s been against the grain of the track in two straight as well.

RACE 5: 3-5-9-10

#3 LOZ deserves another shot on the turf after a grass debut that was respectable.  He cornered poorly early in that affair and lost some ground on the opening bend before running an even fifth.  Getting lasix for the first time helps his cause today and the inside post going a trip where ground saving is essential is important.

RACE 6: 10-1-5-6

The 1 for 32 record that #10 JAKE ROCKS sports is hardly encouraging, but he is the one to beat in this affair.  The pace figures to be moderate in here, and this gelding can stalk and pounce from the outside.  He gets a rider upgrade as well on the class drop.

RACE 7: 7-5-4-3

#7 PRICE DISCIPLINE beat up on a weak field last time out on debut but did it in fine fashion.  He has the tactical speed to stay close early from this outside post and is going to be a heavy favorite.  Should he show any improvement off that first start, he’ll be tough to handle in crunch time.

RACE 8: 7-1-2-10

#7 EASTER is another heavy favorite and likely winner as he drops in class following a try in the Man O’ War last time out.  He has enough tactical speed to stay close early and clearly excels with more distance.  The class drop here is much too significant to overlook.

RACE 9: 10-4-5-12

#10 LEGEND’S SONG is a second time starter who was not persevered with on debut by jockey Flavien Prat.  She should improve with experience, especially if asked for a bit more run in the opening stages.  The price here will certainly be appealing as well.

















































































































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