The interesting note about today's featured Lion's Cavern sprint at Belmont Park is that if Schuylerville native Chad Brown is pointing toward the Saratoga meet, what's he going to do for an encore after batting a current 32% over Big Sandy? Ours is not to wonder why, however.

Hardened Wildcat (2-1) should have won his last, the restricted Maryland Sprint Handicap on the Preakness undercard, if not for a horrendous beginning behind the very talented Sage Valley. With anything resembling that effort, the battle for place will be all that remains.

Taking Hardened Wildcat to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing in exactas with Strapping Groom (5-1), the longer of the uncoupled Jacobson entry.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1340

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 409-253-206

Amount Wagered: $2,680 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,808.30

Profit to Date: $128.30