$0.50 Pick 4 =$15.00
True North Stakes:
Bobby Abu Dhabi has never lost at this distance and has 2 huge races so far in 2018. If he runs back to those efforts he will be competitive late in this one.
Westwood has improved in both starts this year and is coming off a stakes win over this Belmont track. He will be stalking the pace which should be on the faster side. If he is good enough here he will be a threat to win.
Whitmore should benefit from a faster pace upfront. He will need running room late, but Belmont does have a long stretch. If the pace collapses he will pick up the pieces.
Holy Helena is not one to put up flashy numbers but has never lost on the turf. While her speed figures may not be as high as some of the others in here, she does have a win over the Belmont turf this year and has only run out of the money once in her career.
Sistercharlie (Ire) is the rightful favorite in here and if she runs back to her last race she will win again. She is one favorite I would keep on your tickets, even if you don’t like her because she is too dangerous to be left off.
Daddy’s Lil Darling is one of those horses that always seems to be a threat to win late in races. She isn’t one of my personal favorites, but using her on this pick 4 ticket because she does have a serious chance to win.
Fourstar Crook has 5 wins in 6 starts over this Belmont turf which makes her a must use here even though she has never won at this distance. She will be the higher odds of the 2 Chad Brown horses, but tossing Chad Brown on the turf in a stakes race in New York is something I’m not willing to do.
Mom’s on Strike is personally one of my go to horses every time she runs. Yes she is stepping up in class today, but she is so consistent and I would kick myself if I tossed her here and she won. Again she is not my top horse, but she speed figures make her competitive with the top horses in here and she is 3 for 4 in 2018.
Rocketry is coming off a win over this Belmont turf and with his running style he should have horse left for the stretch run. He also gets Johnny V back in the Irons today who rode him to a win last time out.
Run Time is coming out of the Dubai Gold Cup where he was greatly outclassed, but against this field he looks to fit right in. He is also one of 2 horses in the field who have a win at this 2 mile distance.
Md Sp Wt:
Prompt finished 4th in his 3 year old debut but went off a huge odds., but the horse he lost to in Blockade is a very solid horse. I like his pedigree for this distance and he should show improvement in his 2nd start of 2018.