18:30 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $20,790 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
77
i
1

There Goes Jose 13 

b g Courageous Cat - There Goes Molly (Chief Seattle)

3 8-6 b1
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
2
2/3221-5
i
2

Playwright 43 

b g Super Saver - Tartan Lady (Malibu Moon)

D
5 8-12
Kendrick CarmoucheDanny Gargan
3
707-249
i
3

Dublin Leprechaun 36 

dk g Dublin - High Flying Adore (Fusaichi Pegasus)

4 8-12
Abel LezcanoJohn Hertler
4
555573
i
4

Clonedsimmard 13 

b g Simmard - Annaclone (Flatter)

4 8-12
Dylan DavisLeah Gyarmati
5
47-
i
5

Rumbles Of Thunder 190 

ch g Fusaichi Pegasus - Calypso Vuh (Well Selected)

4 8-12
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
6
54-5425
i
6

Latin Love Bug 13 

dk g Rule - Princess Marly (Outofthebox)

4 8-12
Michael LuzziJr John Toscano,
7
7
i
7

Crypto's Pick 10 

dk g Pick Six - Kamikaze (Cryptoclearance)

3 8-6
Dalton BrownRandi Persaud
Verdict

LATIN LOVE BUG has shown more than enough to win one of these and could shed the maiden tag. Crypto's Pick and There Goes Jose shouldn't be too far away at the finish.

19:04 Belmont Park (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 2 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $56,700 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 4f

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1160/52
i
1

Decisive Triumph 36 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Decisive (Pulpit)

D
5 8-8
Javier CastellanoH Motion
2
1-15568
i
2

Markitoff 21 

ch c Giant's Causeway - Myriad (Ghostzapper)

4 8-10
Luis SaezMichael Maker
3
53425-4
i
3

Governor Malibu 29 

ch g Malibu Moon - Akilina (Langfuhr)

5 8-8
Manuel FrancoChristophe Clement
4
1912-32
i
4

Funtastic 45 

gr/ c More Than Ready - Quiet Dance (Quiet American)

BF
4 8-8
Joel RosarioChad Brown
5
115-343
i
5

Classic Covey 56 

ch g Spring At Last - Walkabout Winner (Aldebaran)

4 8-8
John VelazquezWilliam Mott
Verdict

DECISIVE TRIUMPH shaped well over this distance last time out and looks open to more improvement. Markitoff and Funtastic should also go close.

19:37 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $18,900 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7
i
1

Seediskid 38 

b g Arch - Nesselrode (Lemon Drop Kid)

3 8-6
Dalton BrownJoseph Parker
2
3-32466
i
2

Champagne Papi 27 

b g Scat Daddy - Liz Hunter (Smart Strike)

4 8-12
Pablo FragosoAbigail Adsit
3
1990-49
i
3

Arch Contender 14 

dk g Archarcharch - Lola's Love (Dubai Destination)

D
5 8-12
Michael LuzziJr John Toscano,
4
35244
i
4

A Lotta Wine 36 

b g High Cotton - Alotofappeal (Trippi)

3 8-6 b1
Javier CastellanoBruce Brown
5
6-47242
i
5

Ride On Faith 30 

b g Candy Ride - Magical Ride (Storm Cat)

BF
4 8-12
Luis SaezNicholas Zito
6
0-22333
i
6

Gio Lucky 23 

b c Gio Ponti - Thrown Away (Cape Town)

3 8-6
Dylan DavisGary Gullo
7
04-2555
i
7

Curlin's New Moon 36 

b c Curlin - New Moon On Monday (Malibu Moon)

3 8-6
Manuel FrancoJames Ryerson
Verdict

A LOTTA WINE looks suited by conditions and the booking of Javier Castellano very much catches the eye here. Ride On Faith and Gio Lucky are others to consider.

20:09 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $26,460 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
233841
i
1

Hokulea 21 

gr/ c Mission Impazible - Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisGary Contessa
2
1-34
i
2

All Clear 76 

ch g Country Day - Eye Opener (Storm Boot)

D BF
3 8-6 b1
Kendrick CarmoucheDanny Gargan
3
22-514
i
3

Charnley River (AUS)  49 

ch g Show A Heart - Wabble (Canadian Silver)

5 8-12
Manuel FrancoChristophe Clement
4
125766-
i
4

Tiffanys Freud 167 

b m Freud - Tiffygonewest (Western Expression)

D
5 8-5 (ow1)
Rajiv MaraghLeo O'Brien
5
451-24
i
5

Major Force 16 

dk g Scat Daddy - Lerici (Woodman)

BF
4 8-10 b1
Javier CastellanoLinda Rice
6
92-3863
i
6

Bartleby 16 

ch g Lemon Drop Kid - Kaleidoscope (Elusive Quality)

4 8-10
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
7
415-436
i
7

Hopper Dropper 23 

b g Touch Gold - Cat In Deed (Alydeed)

D
5 8-10
Hector Jr DiazRodrigo Ubillo
8
229-558
i
8

River Knight 16 

dk g Sunriver - Smart Jet (A. P Jet)

9 8-10
Pablo FragosoEdmund Pringle
Verdict

MAJOR FORCE has looked much better since a gelding operation and can continue his progression now dropped in distance. Bartleby and Hokulea can land shares of the prize fund.

20:41 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $17,640 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
467348-
i
1

Third Son 220 

b g Patriot Act - Illgiveyouwattever (Wiseman's Ferry)

D
5 8-9
Rajiv MaraghA Avila
2
41
i
2

Alex's Lemon Twist 63 

gr/ c Afleet Alex - Twistaway (Wheelaway)

D
3 8-7
Manuel FrancoTodd Pletcher
3
166-6
i
3

Berger 112 

dk g Rosberg - Meet The Queen (Strong Hope)

4 8-9
Javier CastellanoMark Casse
4
46-8223
i
4

Ten Twenty Nine 27 

b g Soaring Empire - Dean Avenue (Pure Prize)

4 8-9
Dylan DavisJames Ryerson
5
73-1475
i
5

Shipsandgoods 10 

b g Patriot Act - Air Mail (Gulch)

5 8-9
Pablo FragosoBob Dunham
6
1-52535
i
6

Polar City 43 

b g Into Mischief - Miss Frigid City (Carson City)

D
4 8-9
Junior AlvaradoDavid Duggan
7
68-2172
i
7

Flatexcel 27 

b g Flat Out - Sweetlalabye (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
3 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheJoe Sharp
Verdict

ALEX'S LEMON TWIST seems open to the most improvement in this field for Todd Pletcher and a big run looks set fair. Flatexcel and Ten Twenty Nine can take advantage should the selection misfire.

21:14 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $39,060 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
52433-6
i
1

Powerstroke 128 

b g Candy Ride - Prophetically (Pulpit)

3 8-5
Luis SaezPhilip Serpe
2
323-343
i
2

Collective Effort 35 

gr/ c Mission Impazible - The Funky Express (Freud)

3 8-5 b1
Manuel FrancoRaymond Handal
3
6-7
i
3

Curlin's Legacy 128 

ch c Curlin - Spa City Princess (Roaring Fever)

3 8-5 (ow1)
Rajiv MaraghJeremiah Englehart
4
334-462
i
4

Bad Guy 35 

ch g Power Broker - Diane's Birthday (With Approval)

3 8-5 (ow1)
Pablo FragosoCarlos Martin
5
0
i
5

Bigsouljoel 112 

ch c Kitten's Joy - Fanfire (Elusive Quality)

3 8-5
Dylan DavisJr Richard Violette,
6
i
6

Jimmy Jazz 

ch c English Channel - Nikki Tootsie (Waquoit)

3 8-5
Michael LuzziThomas Bush
7
22343-4
i
7

Appealing Briefs 35 

dk g Tizway - Jealous Forum (Open Forum)

BF
4 8-12
John VelazquezJames Toner
8
7-
i
8

Fair Archer 306 

dk c Arch - Fairest (Known Fact)

3 8-5
Javier CastellanoJohn Kimmel
9
52-7
i
9
Black And White Halves, black and white halved sleeves, Black And White halved Cap (Barry Schwartz)

Singapore Trader 14 

gr/ g Flatter - Mystic Chant (Unbridled's Song)

Non Runner
10
9
i
10
Aqua, silver sleeves, two aqua hoops, aqua cap (Ad Hoc Stable, Inc)

Con Em 14 

ch c Congaree - Emmz (Proud Citizen)

Non Runner
11
35676-6
i
11
Brown and light blue blocks, light blue sleeves, brown hoop, light blue cap (Downey, Gary And Beige, Lisa)

Fleet Admiral 27 

b g Colonel John - Double Dinghy Day (Forestry)

Non Runner
12
4
i
12
White, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap (Ramsey, Kenneth L And Sarah K)

Desert Lights 21 

b c Desert Party - Light The Giant (Giant's Causeway)

Non Runner
13
7-3
i
1A
Green and white quartered, white stripes on sleeves, green and white halved cap (Broman, Sr , Chester And Mary)

Surface Strike 45 

dk c Smart Strike - Spritely (Touch Gold)

Non Runner
Verdict

BAD GUY has shown enough to win a maiden and is taken to account for the likes of Appealing Briefs and Collective Effort in a poor race.

21:46 Belmont Park (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $40,950 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2315-
i
1

She's Dreamin 289 

gr/ f Freud - Reeley Misbehaving (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-12
Hector Jr DiazThomas Bush
2
18
i
2

Alley To Calvary 35 

ch f Flower Alley - Seven in a Row (Langfuhr)

D
3 8-5
Abel LezcanoJoseph Lostritto
3
13535-8
i
3

Miss Mystique 132 

ch f Teuflesberg - Malibu Mystique (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
Rajiv MaraghLeah Gyarmati
4
6156
i
4

Breezy Gal 35 

gr/ f The Factor - Trophy Gal (Awesome Again)

3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheLinda Rice
5
2212-52
i
5

Purely Lucky 35 

b f Lookin At Lucky - Purely Excessive (In Excess)

BF
3 8-8
Javier CastellanoBrad Cox
6
442-1
i
6

Kreesie 29 

gr/ f Cosmonaut - Three Emeralds (Three Wonders)

D
3 8-8
Dylan DavisDavid Donk
7
29807-3
i
7

Discreet Image 29 

b f Discreet Cat - Momma's Image (Marquetry)

4 8-12
Junior AlvaradoDavid Donk
8
1473-4
i
8

Mentality 41 

b f Freud - Lemon Drop's Love (Lemon Drop Kid)

3 8-8
Luis SaezWesley Ward
9
372531-
i
9

Piquet 178 

b f Courageous Cat - American Prayer (Quiet American)

4 8-12
John VelazquezRobert Ribaudo
10
4-21113
i
10
Black, Gold Stars, Black Sleeves, Black Cap (Ben Mondello)

Orchid Party 35 

b f Desert Party - Star Orchid (Successful Appeal)

D
Non Runner
11
613413-
i
11

Hannah's Smile 190 

dk f Perfect Soul - Drama Mama (Century City)

D BF
4 8-9
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
12
1-4
i
12

Rachel's Blue Moon 38 

b f Bodemeister - Beautiful But Blue (El Corredor)

3 8-8
Michael LuzziJames Jerkens
13
214-2
i
13
Yellow and forest green stripes, green sleeves and cap (Mandaclair Stable And Bond Racing Stable)

Way Smart 29 

dk f Tizway - Smart Engagement (Smart Strike)

D BF
Non Runner
14
2785-79
i
14
Electric Blue, orange circle, orange cuffs on sleeves (Drawing Away Stable)

Laura's Patriot 29 

b m Patriot Act - Laura's Jewel (Jules)

D
Non Runner
15
55-0538
i
15
Red and white triangular thirds, red sleeves and cap (Khaleel, Bryan H And Khaleel, Deborah A)

Puparee 23 

b m Congaree - Pupcake (Gone West)

Non Runner
16
41537-1
i
1A
Light blue, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap (Dream Maker Racing)

Satisfy 28 

b f New Approach - Venturi (Distorted Humor)

Non Runner
Verdict

MENTALITY's performance in a stakes event at Aqueduct last time out suggests that she should be capable of winning a race of this nature. Others to note are Purely Lucky and Miss Mystique.

22:18 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $20,160 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
222-346
i
1

Abounding Legacy 20 

ch g Flashstorm - Abounding Truth (Proudest Romeo)

D BF
6 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheRalph Nicks
2
135414
i
2

Conquest Twister 6 

b h Twirling Candy - Nasty Fever (Stormin Fever)

D
5 8-12
Dylan DavisRobert Barbara
3
7-41342
i
3

Big Guy Ian 21 

ch g Birdstone - Literary Light (Ide)

D BF
7 8-8
David CohenRudy Rodriguez
4
323414
i
4
Yellow, black seams, yellow cap, black button (Shaby, Selman)

Pegasus Red 9 

b g Fusaichi Pegasus - Raise A Carter (Dr. Carter)

D
Non Runner
5
65-2167
i
5

Breeze Burner 28 

b g Wilburn - Ski Breeze (Mr. Prospector)

D
4 8-10
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
6
7-41625
i
6

Getoffmyback 8 

ch g Good Journey - Cantina's Rose (Decarchy)

D
5 8-10
Manuel FrancoRaymond Handal
7
11426-6
i
7

Cerro (IRE)  38 

ch g Mr. Greeley - Ballette (Giant's Causeway)

D
8 8-8
Rajiv MaraghDavid Jacobson
8
4-25162
i
8

Nominal Dollars 35 

dk g Northern Afleet - Double Flyight (Flying Continental)

D BF
5 8-8
Javier CastellanoRudy Rodriguez
9
2-66483
i
9
Green, black ball, green cap (Kryptonite Racing)

Fratello Del Nord 22 

b h Northern Afleet - Colleen's Scorpion (Scorpion)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

CONQUEST TWISTER won a $20,000 claimer over C&D two starts ago and he is the one to beat based upon that evidence. Big Guy Ian and Pegasus Red also make the shortlist.

22:50 Belmont Park (USA) 26 May 2018

Race 9 - Stakes (3YO only)

Winner $63,000 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

7f

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
61
i
1
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin Racing, Llc)

Final Frontier 36 

b c Ghostzapper - Sahara Gold (Seeking The Gold)

D
Non Runner
2
04-121
i
2

Black Stetson 42 

dk g More Than Ready - Ida Clark (Speightstown)

D
3 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheJuan Guerrero
3
1-101
i
3

Curlin's Honor 21 

ch c Curlin - Franscat (Stormin Fever)

3 8-7
Javier CastellanoMark Casse
4
5113
i
4

Masked 28 

ch c Data Link - Wildcat Melody (Unbridled's Song)

D
3 8-5
Luis SaezBob Baffert
5
21-21
i
5

Gidu (IRE)  77 

gr/ c Frankel - Manerbe (Unbridled's Song)

3 8-5
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
6
2231-4
i
6

Ambassador Jim 42 

gr/ c Treasure Beach - Pretty Imposing (Defrere)

BF
3 8-3
Manuel FrancoChristophe Clement
Verdict

GIDU arrives here in excellent form and warrants a fair amount of respect in this field. Curlin's Honor and Masked look the most likely threats on paper.

23:22 Belmont Park (USA) (Dirt) 26 May 2018

Race 10 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $25,830 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
27-8599
i
1
Red, yellow diamond hoop, yellow hoop on sleeves, yellow cap (Moirano, John L , Carmine Cirrincione Stables And Cotrone, Theresa)

Carmine's Honor 21 

b g To Honor And Serve - Blue Hennessy (Hennessy)

Non Runner
2
009-590
i
2

Blessed Honour 78 

gr/ c The Lumber Guy - Aquifer (Aptitude)

3 8-6
Rajiv MaraghRicardo Legall
3
078
i
3

Casa Rae 13 

dk g Regal Ransom - Bema's Gold (Out Of Place)

3 8-6
Dalton BrownGary Sciacca
4
i
4

Wild William 

dk c Freud - Shadowy Waters (Wild Again)

3 8-6
Manuel FrancoJorge Abreu
5
i
5

Lunar Cycle 

b c Pomeroy - Golden Accolade (Highest Honor)

3 8-6
Kendrick CarmoucheJr John Pregman,
6
73588-2
i
6

Causforcelebration 21 

ch g Noble Causeway - Momma's Eyes (Malibu Moon)

3 8-6
Dylan DavisThomas Morley
7
06-6573
i
7

Mickey T 21 

dk c Courageous Cat - Eyes Of Love (Put It Back)

3 8-6
Pablo FragosoEdward Barker
8
7-42395
i
8

Freudian Analyst 28 

ch g Freud - Legal Affect (Closing Argument)

3 8-6
Michael LuzziLeo O'Brien
9
i
9
Green, Light Grey Ball, Grey sleeves (Dutchessviews Farm)

Ragnar Lothbrok 

dk c Heavy Breathing - Lavender Hill (Langfuhr)

Non Runner
10
0
i
10

Blue Pride 35 

ch g Bluegrass Cat - Pride of Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus)

3 8-6
Hector Jr DiazGeorge Weaver
11
i
11
Blue, gold halved sleeves (Royal Victory Thoroughbreds Llc)

Straitouta Congtin 

gr/ c Congaree - Run Tin Tin (Proud Citizen)

Non Runner
12
837-8
i
1A

Cross Multiply 21 

dk c The Factor - Class Break (Sunday Break)

3 8-6
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
Verdict

CAUSFORCELEBRATION arrives having finished second on his latest start and has the potential for further improvement at the expense of Mickey T and Wild William.