A Tremendous Card at Belmont Park
Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – 10/10/2020
by: Ed Meyer
Belmont Park Race #4 – The G1 Champagne – 1 mile – 1:58 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Reinvestment Risk / #4 – Jackie’s Warrior / #1 – Ambivalent
#5 Reinvestment Risk hails from the Chad Brown barn and is a solid closer. Irad Ortiz has the call and he wins 16% with Brown and 22% with closers. This son of Upstart is bred to be special and exits the G1 Hopeful as the beaten favorite. #4 Jackie’s Warrior was the winner of the G1 Hopeful and sports plenty of early speed for Steve Asmussen and Joel Rosario. He is 3 for 3 and looks to continue the count with a wire to wire win here. Rosario wins with 20% of his early runners. #1 Ambivalent is a son of Constitution for Doug O’Neill. John Velasquez has the call and he is the perfect stalker making a jump in class.
Race #5 – The G1 Frizette – 1 mile – 2:30 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Vequist / #2 – Cantata / #4 – Joy’s Rocket
#1 Vequist comes in for Robert Reid with Luis Saez aboard. She’s a daughter of Nyquist and flashes good early foot. Her dam Vero Amore has 3 starters and 3 winners to her credit. That was an impressive win in the G1 Spinaway and she looks to build on that for bigger things to come. #2 Cantata had a huge maiden win for Steve Asmussen. This is a big jump in class and could be considered the acid test for future outings. Joel Rosario in the irons and he wins with 18% of his closers. #4 Joy’s Rocket is a speedy gal for Asmussen and Jose Ortiz. The rider is one of the best speed riders in the county winning 18% with early speed. She could play the role of the rabbit for her stable mate.
Race #8 – The G1 Flower Bowl – 1 1/4 on the turf – 4:14 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Cambier Parc / #2 – My Sister Nat / #6 – Nay Lady Nay
#1 Cambier Parc is a solid stalker for Chad Brown with John Velasquez in the irons. She draws the rail and is 2 for 2 ITM at Belmont. She is 7 for 8 ITM on the weeds and Johnny V wins 13% with his turf mounts. She is tactical and will be dangerous. #2 My Sister Nat hails from the Chad Brown barn and is a strong late runner. She is 3 for 3 ITM at Belmont and will be rolling late under Jose Ortiz who wins 20% with his turf runners and 20% with late runners. #6 Nay Lady Nay comes in for Chad Brown and Irad Ortiz. They win 16% as a team and she is a late runner to be respected. She is 6 for 8 ITM on the turf and making a 2nd off the layoff move. This is a jump in class, but she can be dangerous in the hands of one of the best closing riders in the sport who wins 22%.
Race #9 – The G1 Jockey Gold Cup – 1 1/4 – 4:48 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Happy Saver / #4 – Tacitus / #2 – Prioritize
#1 Happy Saver hails from the Todd Pletcher barn with Irad Ortiz in the saddle. This son of Super Saver is a perfect 3 for 3 and should be forwardly placed under Ortiz. This is a big test, and from what we’ve seen thus far – all systems look promising. #4 Tacitus hails from the Bill Mott barn with Jose Ortiz in the saddle. He is 3 for 4 ITM at Belmont and faced some real tough company. Look for a mid pack closing move and Ortiz wins 21% with his route runners. #2 Prioritize is a son of Tizway with Luis Saez in the irons. A strong closer who has to be respected for trainer James Bond. The rider and trainer score at a 29% win clip as team and will come rolling late in the lane.