No one should be surprised if they see the likely favorite in today's featured fourth race from Belmont, the Albert The Great overnight stakes, Birdun, back in the G2 Brooklyn trying to make amends from last year after winning it in 2011.

The bad news is that the 7-year-old is making his first start in a year. The good news is that he's trained by Bill Mott, 21% effective off long layoffs, worked at Payson like a horse possessed, and can be viewed as Flat Out light, given a Belmont Park slate of (9) 3-4-0.

Taking Birdrun to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing in exactas with Percussion and Fast Falcon.


Number of Selections: 1313

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 401-249-201

Amount Wagered: $2,626 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,749.10

Profit to Date: $123.10