We don't think he will, Brigand gets his blinkers back, he should benefit from his return from a layup at Saratoga last month and has worked thrice since that 7 furlongs. His record has been spotty this year at 4 but his back at Belmont where he's had three exacta finishes in four starts but most importantly stretches out to his best trip, going (4) 2-2-0 at a mile. Given the speedy nature of the Belmont main track recently, we're going for the speed of the speed.
Taking Brigand to win at 2-1 or greater and key boxing him in exactas with the early line favorite, Horse for Course Night Maneuver (4-1), and adding the returning Zeiterholm (10-1) and the well positioned Spa City Fever (8-1).
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