Today's Belmont Park feature is the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes for 3-year-olds going nine furlongs. And it's a beauty, offering several interesting possibilities. Bettors should be aware that taking a short price in this spot is not in their best interests. If you pick the winner, be sure to be well rewarded.

Toward that goal, we're going with Caroline Thomas (10-1) who finished like a bullet after finally shaking loose in midstretch in the Spa's G2 Lake Placid. Today, switching to Joe Bravo, which should suit the filly's late-finish style perfectly, she's likely to get a course that would be more to her liking. Considering the speedy nature of the Spa August 18, it was a remarkable run.

Taking Caroline Thomas to win at 5-1 or greater and key boxing her in exactas with Watsdachances (6-1), also surface-compromised, Alterite (4-1), making her U.S. debut for Team Schwartz/Brown with Johnny named, and the sharp price shot, With Sugar On Top (12-1)

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1391

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 427-264-212

Amount Wagered: $2,782 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,908.00

Profit to Date: $126.00