Saturday, September 08, 2012
Shug’s Roll Continues on the (Bowling) Green
Not the greatest way to enter the "Fall Championship" season at Belmont Park, the Grade 2 Bowling Green on turf, but one that attracted only five runners. The battle, unfortuantely, is between the up and coming favorite, Air Support (8-5) from the McGaughey barn that's winning everything green these days, and Brilliant Speed (2-1), who's winless this year but has been campaigned almost exclusively in Grade 1 company.
The dropper just might do it, but we'll take the horse on the rise, Air Support, to win with no price restrictions, an exacta box with his main rival and the interesting Euro import, Brujo De Olleros (10-1), making its local debut after a strong series of works at his Fair Hill base for Graham Motion and Team Valor.
Running Totals: (1160) 358-224-174 Total Dollar Return: $2,456.40 [win selections only]