18:30 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $26,460 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
953849
i
1

Belleville Spring 28 

b g Trinniberg - Coiled Spring (More Than Ready)

D
3 8-6
Jose OrtizDavid Cannizzo
2
14/5-7
i
2

La Cat Warrior 94 

gr/ g Majestic Warrior - C'est La Cat (Mountain Cat)

D
4 8-9 b1
Abel LezcanoGary Gullo
3
325223
i
3

Tale Of Mist 66 

dk h Tale of Ekati - Settling Mist (Pleasant Colony)

5 8-9
Jose LezcanoJr John Toscano,
4
632468
i
4

Crea's Bklyn Law 18 

b g Sky Mesa - Morningbird (Quiet American)

D
3 8-6
Michael LuzziEdward Delauro
5
22-4147
i
5

Pirate's Treasure 41 

ch c Gemologist - Tartan Lady (Malibu Moon)

4 8-11
Rajiv MaraghGary Gullo
6
37-0262
i
6

Class Won 35 

b g Caleb's Posse - Numero D'oro (Medaglia d'Oro)

D
4 8-9
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
7
622452
i
7

Comeoncomeoncat 28 

ch g Discreet Cat - Classic Example (Maria's Mon)

D
3 8-6
Irad Ortiz JrRichard Schosberg
Verdict

CLASS WON finished second in a better race than this at Saratoga last month and he can go one better this evening. Comeoncomeoncat appears to be the main threat, ahead of Tale Of Mist.

19:04 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $47,250 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
23
i
1

Malibu Mischief 21 

b f Goldencents - Chana's Girl (Malibu Moon)

2 8-7
Dylan DavisGary Contessa
2
i
2

Italic 

b f Into Mischief - Acronym (Empire Maker)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizWilliam Mott
3
i
3

Canteen 

dk f Candy Ride - Sweet Tess (Afleet Alex)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrChad Brown
4
i
4

Marina View 

b f Into Mischief - Onebadkitty (Street Cry)

2 8-7
Rajiv MaraghMichael Lerman
5
i
5

Ballet Slippers 

ch f Tapit - Villanesca (Distorted Humor)

2 8-7
Jose LezcanoThomas Albertrani
6
i
6

Jasminesque 

ch f Will Take Charge - Flowerbomb (Mineshaft)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoRobert Ribaudo
7
D
i
7

It Justhitthe Wire 28 

gr/ f Bernardini - C J's Leelee (Mizzen Mast)

2 8-7
Joe BravoKiaran McLaughlin
Verdict

IT JUSTHITTHE WIRE can make amends for losing the race in the stewards room on her debut by beating Malibu Mischief and Ballet Slippers to the victory this evening.

19:37 Belmont Park (USA) 16 Sep 2018

Race 3 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $48,510 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Good to Yielding

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-210
i
1
Green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap (Juddmonte Farms, Inc)

Own Agenda 49 

dk c First Defence - Dreamt (Oasis Dream)

D
Non Runner
2
212614
i
2

Morrison 23 

gr/ c The Factor - Liza Lu (Menifee)

D
3 8-8
Jose OrtizJoe Sharp
3
18-4224
i
3
Gold, black star, black sleeves, gold hoop, black cap (West Point Thoroughbreds)

Wine Not 27 

dk g First Dude - Simmerette (El Prado)

D
Non Runner
4
32-5531
i
4

High Promise 48 

gr/ g Broken Vow - Heavenly Vision (Forestry)

4 8-12
Eric CancelBrian Lynch
5
2-173
i
5
Hunter green, gold bowtie, gold blocks on sleeves, green and gold quartered cap (Cobra Farm, Inc And R R Partners)

San Elijo 43 

b g Alternation - Holiday Road Girl (Street Hero)

D
Non Runner
6
51-34
i
6

Unlockthepotential 36 

b g Crown Of Thorns - Lyrique (Rock Hard Ten)

BF
4 8-10
Irad Ortiz JrChad Brown
7
31-4
i
7

Fast Boat 253 

b c City Zip - Yellow Boat (Lemon Drop Kid)

D BF
3 8-6
David CohenChristophe Clement
8
569533
i
8

Zing Zang 51 

gr/ c Tapit - Jet Away (Mr. Greeley)

D
3 8-6
Manuel FrancoSteven Asmussen
9
2321-21
i
9

Dr. Edgar 21 

ch g Lookin At Lucky - Sennockian Storm (Storm Cat)

D
5 8-10
Dylan DavisBarclay Tagg
10
233134
i
10
White, green ball (Arindel)

Transistor 22 

b c Forty Tales - Jeepers (Running Stag)

D
Non Runner
11
48327-5
i
11

Via Egnatia 21 

b c Distorted Humor - Honest Lady (Seattle Slew)

D
4 8-10
Jose LezcanoWilliam Mott
Verdict

Zing Zang and Fast Boat both have to be noted but the preference is for DR. EDGAR, who has not finished outside of the first three in any of his starts since the beginning of last year.

20:09 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $39,060 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2
i
1

Wicked Grin 23 

ch g Jimmy Creed - Douce Expression (Western Expression)

2 8-7
David CohenChristophe Clement
2
7
i
2

Wisecrack 37 

gr/ g The Factor - Wild Wit (Distorted Humor)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizJr Richard Violette,
3
8
i
3

Bydawnsearlylight 37 

ch c More Than Ready - Fitz Just Right (Seattle Fitz)

2 8-7
Rajiv MaraghThomas Albertrani
4
i
4
White, blue disc, blue sleeves, white chevrons, blue cap (Gatsas Stables, R A Hill Stable And Swick Stable)

Funny Guy 

b c Big Brown - Heavenly Humor (Distorted Humor)

Non Runner
5
6584
i
5

Center City 14 

b g Heavy Breathing - Joansterrificrose (Service Stripe)

2 8-7
Michael LuzziRussell Cash
6
657
i
6

Tiger Man 24 

gr/ g Desert Party - Ginny G (Exchange Rate)

2 8-7
Eric CancelRussell Cash
7
4
i
7

Kosciuszko 30 

ch c Australia - Nobilis (Stormy Atlantic)

2 8-7
Jose LezcanoPatrick Quick
8
86
i
8

Magical Tale 23 

dk c Forty Tales - No Mo Magic (Mo Mon)

2 8-7
Joe BravoJames Ryerson
9
5
i
9

Qian B C 23 

b g Desert Party - Three Am Tour (Strategic Prince)

2 8-7
Dylan DavisCharlton Baker
10
i
10

Bobby Man 

b c Musket Man - Pumpkin's Pride (Louis Quatorze)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrII John Terranova,
11
4
i
11
Black And White Halves, black and white halved sleeves, Black And White halved Cap (Barry Schwartz)

Beachside 23 

b c Giant's Causeway - Lovely Lil (Tiznow)

Non Runner
12
438
i
12

Early Retirement 24 

b g Freud - Notacharlie'sangel (Fappie's Notebook)

BF
2 8-7
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
13
424
i
13
Green, blue circle, royal blue sleeves, green ball, royal blue cap (E V Racing Stable)

Stop Me If You Can 41 

ch c Giant Surprise - Emily Ha Ha (Bright Launch)

Non Runner
14
7
i
14
Lime green, white cross sashes, green and white quartered cap (Francis Paolangeli)

Cozzy's Posse 30 

b g Posse - Pretty Cozzy (Broken Vow)

Non Runner
Verdict

WICKED GRIN sets the standard on form shown so far, and he can get off the mark at the second attempt. Qian B C and Early Retirement look best of the remainder.

20:41 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Race 5 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $41,580 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
164155
i
1

Wushu Warrior 23 

b c Bluegrass Cat - Smokin Sue (Smokin Mel)

D
3 8-6
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
2
424214
i
2

H Man 23 

b g Musket Man - Private Port (Sea Salute)

D BF
6 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
3
15-54
i
3

I Love Jaxson 73 

dk g Flat Out - Procellous (Smarty Jones)

D
3 8-6 b1
Dylan DavisMichael Miceli
4
5310
i
4

Royal Heist 28 

dk c Bank Heist - Royal Affection (Vindication)

D
3 8-8
Julio HernandezEduardo Jones
5
728-145
i
5

Nolinski 204 

dk c Bob and John - Mrs. Ripley (Yes It's True)

D
3 8-6
Jose OrtizJeremiah Englehart
6
566626
i
6

Formal Start 37 

dk c Jump Start - Flomar (Two Punch)

D
4 8-9
Eric CancelSteven Jerkens
7
353335
i
7

Proletariat 37 

b g Read The Footnotes - Royal Valentine (Langfuhr)

D
6 8-9
Rajiv MaraghLeah Gyarmati
Verdict

H MAN boasts very consistent form on the evidence of his last couple of starts, and he can return to winning form. Wushu Warrior and Royal Heist head the shortlist of dangers.

21:14 Belmont Park (USA) 16 Sep 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $25,830 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 110y

Good to Yielding

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
84-2656
i
1

Tom's Music 52 

dk g Midnight Lute - Siwa (ALYDEED)

3 8-8
Samuel JimenezAlejandro Maymo
2
38-7246
i
2

Electro 29 

dk g Ghostzapper - Sacre Coeur (Saint Ballado)

4 8-12
Jose OrtizMichael Maker
3
322023
i
3

Wicked Trick 32 

b g Hat Trick - Classic Chic (Sky Classic)

3 8-8
Irad Ortiz JrRaymond Handal
4
346958
i
4

Shiloh Lane 50 

b c Orb - Barbette (High Yield)

3 8-8
Rajiv MaraghGary Sciacca
5
362233
i
5

Victor Lounge (IRE)  22 

b g Declaration Of War - Miss Childrey (Dr Fong)

3 8-8
Jose LezcanoDanny Gargan
6
73-9
i
6

Call The Cat 32 

gr/ g Creative Cause - Call Ahead (Harlan's Holiday)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisGary Sciacca
7
04
i
7

Ajwibah 66 

b g Tapit - Zaroof (Street Cry)

BF
3 8-8
Michael LuzziKiaran McLaughlin
8
4
i
8

Union Wise 31 

gr/ g Union Rags - Wickedly Wise (Tactical Cat)

4 8-12
Joe BravoKiaran McLaughlin
9
98
i
9
Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white cap (Corrib Racing Llc)

Garsoon 79 

ch g Broken Vow - Critics Acclaim (Theatrical)

Non Runner
10
9-8
i
10

Everado 53 

dk g Uncle Mo - Appealing Diva (Successful Appeal)

3 8-8
Eric CancelNicholas Zito
11
83-2
i
11

Novus 53 

b c Lookin At Lucky - Loginova (Sarava)

3 8-8
Manuel FrancoChristophe Clement
12
9-2
i
12

A I Initiative 22 

b g Artie Schiller - Indy Annestesia (A.P. Indy)

3 8-8 b1
David CohenJorge Abreu
13
4-62334
i
13
Royal blue and kelly green halved, royal blue sleeves, kelly green armlets, blue cap (De Tomaso, Isabelle And Jones, Hope)

Tiraboschi 21 

dk g Girolamo - Faker (Petionville)

Non Runner
14
002247
i
14
Yellow, black ball, black and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap (Alex Kazdan)

Huracan 52 

dk g Tizway - Acts Of Karma (North Light)

Non Runner
Verdict

WICKED TRICK has picked up plenty of minor honours in stronger contests than this one, and today could finally be his day. A I Initiative beat Victor Lounge to the runner-up spot at Saratoga and heads a list of dangers that also includes Union Wise.

21:46 Belmont Park (USA) 16 Sep 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $34,650 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 110y

Good to Yielding

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-48478
i
1

Shamcat 31 

dk c First Defence - Mystic Rhythms (Citidancer)

D
4 8-10
Jose LezcanoGregory DiPrima
2
3/6-1555
i
2

County Court 58 

dk g Harlan's Holiday - Home Rule (Empire Maker)

D BF
4 8-10
Dylan DavisIII Claude McGaughey
3
121151
i
3

Driven By Thunder 29 

b g Overdriven - My Friend Melini (Trippi)

D
4 8-12
Rajiv MaraghRudy Rodriguez
4
313326
i
4

Lucky Ramsey 31 

b g Lookin At Lucky - Summer Rainbow (Summer Squall)

D
5 8-10
Eric CancelJoe Sharp
5
72-6815
i
5

War Bond 42 

b h War Front - Meridiana (Lomitas)

D
5 8-12 b
Jose OrtizDavid Cannizzo
6
413-513
i
6
Hot pink, black diamond hoop and collar, black diamond hoop on sleeves, black cap (West, Gary And Mary)

Astounding 31 

ch h Tapit - Smarty Deb (Smart Strike)

D BF
Non Runner
7
8-87752
i
7

Macagone 30 

b g Artie Schiller - Isabel Away (Skip Away)

D
7 8-10
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
8
685661
i
8

Sycamore Lane 14 

b g Artie Schiller - Friend of a Friend (Crafty Friend)

D
7 8-10
David CohenWilliam Mott
9
042693
i
9
Royal blue, fuschia star, fuschia seams on sleeves (Hibiscus Stables Llc)

Roman Approval 42 

dk g Roman Ruler - Highest Approval (High Fly)

D
Non Runner
10
652576
i
10

Monster Bea 15 

b g Hat Trick - Aunt Bea (Elusive Quality)

D
5 8-10
Joe BravoCarlos Martin
11
551343
i
11
Blue, red panel, red sleeves, blue ball, blue cap (Kantarmaci Racing Llc)

Doyouknowsomething 31 

b g Awesome Again - Dovie (Coronado's Quest)

D BF
Non Runner
12
124613
i
12
Hunter green, white blocks, green sleeves, white hoop, green cap (Foster, Michael, S)

Bad Student 17 

b g Student Council - Vanilla Babe (Bianconi)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

SYCAMORE LANE will find this harder than the Saratoga event he won at the start of the month but he has moved to Bill Mott since, so improvement is anticipated. Astounding usually runs his race so has to be considered a threat, and Driven By Thunder won't be far away either.

22:18 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 16 Sep 2018

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $53,550 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2/116-53
i
1

Caledonian 112 

gr/ c Concord Point - Dazzling Display (Dehere)

D
4 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrII John Terranova,
2
111-112
i
2

My Boy Tate 37 

dk g Boys At Tosconova - Backslash (Sharp Humor)

D
4 8-9
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
3
44-3631
i
3

Celtic Chaos 20 

ch h Dublin - Let Joy Reign (Awesome Again)

D
5 8-11
Eric CancelBrad Cox
4
11-8337
i
4

Eight Town 28 

ch c Speightstown - El Prado Essence (El Prado)

D
4 8-9
Jose OrtizBrian Lynch
5
26-1331
i
5

True Timber 98 

b c Mineshaft - Queen's Wood (Tiznow)

D
4 8-11
Joe BravoKiaran McLaughlin
Verdict

MY BOY TATE saw his five-race winning run come to an end when second last time, but he could easily bounce back to his very best here. Recent winners Celtic Chaos and True Timber are others to note.

22:50 Belmont Park (USA) 16 Sep 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $25,830 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 110y

Good to Yielding

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
909094
i
1

Blessed Honour 35 

gr/ c The Lumber Guy - Aquifer (Aptitude)

3 8-8
Winston KayRicardo Legall
2
4-28332
i
2

Run For Boston 27 

b g Include - Slacks (High Brite)

4 8-12
Manuel FrancoJames Ryerson
3
776
i
3

Riendo 27 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Then She Laughs (Distorted Humor)

BF
3 8-8
Michael LuzziRichard Schosberg
4
675356
i
4

Platinum Nugget 63 

ch g Tale Of The Cat - Ingot's Dance Away (Gate Dancer)

3 8-8
Pablo FragosoJoseph Lostritto
5
7004
i
5

Golconda 35 

gr/ c Mineshaft - Stormy Springs (Wind Whipper)

3 8-8
Rajiv MaraghLeah Gyarmati
6
i
6

Train In Vain 

dk g Mission Impazible - Connie the Queen (Mazel Trick)

3 8-8
Julio HernandezGregg Matties
7
66-5884
i
7

Millies Party Boy 27 

b g Desert Party - Eve Of Destruction (Malibu Moon)

4 8-12
Eric CancelJr James Frangella,
8
05263
i
8

Lemon Blitz 27 

b g Lemon Drop Kid - Continetta (Bernstein)

3 8-8
Joe BravoJeremiah Englehart
9
7
i
9

Decadence 163 

dk g Majestic Warrior - Distinctive Flag (Distinctive Pro)

3 8-8
Dalton BrownLeo O'Brien
10
852225
i
10

Joe's Smokin Gun 21 

dk g Posse - Wonzit (Tiznow)

BF
3 8-8
Jose OrtizTimothy Hills
11
42225-4
i
11

Mr. Massena 203 

dk g Flatter - Lady Aphrodite (Giant's Causeway)

4 8-12
Jose LezcanoMichael Miceli
12
9000-67
i
12

Sir Frost 27 

ch g Frost Giant - Tempest Storm (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisBarclay Tagg
13
775053
i
13
Turquoise, gold diamond hoop, gold hoops on sleeves, gold cap (Three Diamonds Farm)

La Manche 21 

ch g English Channel - Ambidaxtrous (Deputy Commander)

Non Runner
14
8-5837
i
14
Maroon and silver diamonds, silver sleeves and cap (Sackatoga Stable)

Spa Jazz 21 

dk g Graydar - Jazz Dancer (Dixieland Band)

Non Runner
15
4704
i
15
White, red heart, red sleeves, white seams, red cap (Ruggeri Stable, Coburn, Richard And Brocklebank, Joseph)

Ninja Boys 43 

ch g Simmard - Sister Dyer (Pulpit)

Non Runner
16
683-882
i
16
Purple and teal quarters, white sleeves, teal hoop, teal cap, purple button (South Of Fifth Racing)

Magnetron 35 

dk g Take Charge Indy - Holy Heavens (Holy Bull)

Non Runner
Verdict

LEMON BLITZ looks the most likely winner here following some useful outings of late. Joe's Smokin Gun and Run For Boston have the consistency to get involved also.