Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, June 4, 2011
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Belmont: Race 3... exacta box, Show Time/The Laurels/Self Control, sub Nine O Wonderful if scratch.
Belmont: Race 6... exacta box, Art Currency/Little Dovefeather/City Sneakers.
Delaware: Race 4... WP, Distinctive Alibi.
Delaware: Race 4... exacta box, Go for Porter/Distinctive Alibi/Mach Twelve.
Delaware: Race 6... WP, Tola.
Delaware: Race 4... exacta box, Filare L'oro/Backseat Romance/Tola.
Hollywood: Race 6... exacta box, Kisses for Kate/Magic School/Bench Glory/Hey I'm Sobaa.
Hollywood: Race 9... WP, Suances Star.

Belmont: Vagrancy Hcp G2 $150K

Streaker...2001 debut indicates she might be an improved performer as a 4YO.
Hilda's Passion...Clearly the one to beat.
Tidal Pool...Lukas trainee is a battle-tested stakes runner.
Erin Rose.

Wager: $5 WP on Streaker.
...$5 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Churchill: Dogwood G3 $100K

Might...Blame's sis makes stakes debut and first three indicate she should be up to the task.
Gran Lioness...Could be the speed.
Fantasy of Flight...Debut was impressive.
Salty Strike.

Wager: $5 WP on Might.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Churchill: Aristides G3 $100K

Here Comes Ben...Solid stakes sprinter in a limited campaign last year. G2 was a tough spot for seasonal debut and improvement wouldn't be out of the question.
Capt Candyman Can...Likes this track and has run well in 2011.
Noble's Promise...In the exacta in over half of lifetime starts and - like the top pick - could move forward in second start back.
Riley Tucker.

Wager: $5 WP on Here Comes Ben.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Hollywood: Californian G2 $150K

Spurrier...Iffy selection as he never quite seems to get the job done but just feel he's set up to go well today.
Twirling Candy...Off since the Big Cap but working well and is probably the one to beat.
Aggie Engineer...Might prove tough to reel in if able to get an easy lead early.

Wager: $5 WP on Spurrier.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halves are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.

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