Today's Belmont feature is the Magnolia Jackson for fillies and mares sprinting 6-1/2 furlongs.

Normally we're not attracted to 5-2 shots that have been away for a year but when it's the main speed in a small field, goes first out for Todd Pletcher, has been in training since March and has really stepped up her morning preps in advance of this, Smart Stride should control things throughout beneath Johnny.

Taking Smart Stride to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing in exactas with the well conditioned favorite, Sure Route (2-1). Trifecta players can add Villanesca (7-2) to their exotics mix.


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1344

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 410-254-207

Amount Wagered: $2,688 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,813.40

Profit to Date: $125.40