Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Dark Day? How About Two Plays?
A good reason to hope that today's Belmont Park feature, the restricted Valor Lady Stakes for fillies and mares going 7 furlongs on the Widener Turf Course, remains on the grass is because this tough, open sprint gets even harder should it be rescheduled to the main track.
On turf, it appears to be between two fillies returning off a layup from top turf and return outfits; Chad Brown's and Christophe Clement's. The edge today would go to Clement's Future Generation (7-2) by virtue of the fact that she wins consistently returning from layoffs, and handles any footing from firm to yielding. If anything, it will be the latter.
If on wet dirt, Belle of the Hall (8-1), the very fast and fresh Agave Kiss (5-2), or the improved Mildly Offensive (2-1) going second time for Pletcher, can win it.
We're going on record with Future Generation to win at 3-1 or greater on turf, or Mildly Offensive at early line odds or better on the dirt.
Running Totals: (1173) 364-226-177 Total Dollar Return: $2,491.10 [win selections only]