Today’s “non-winners of 3 other than” on the Belmont turf for older horses is a particularly difficult one as all members of this full field have warts. The fastest horse probably wants to go shorter; the classiest runner is not in his best form. So, while he’s coming back on relatively short rest, 23 days, Prince Rahy (5-1) rates the call on consistency, fondness for the course and a hint of versatility.

And it is probably the blend of versatility--in terms of running style--and consistency-- he generally fires his best shot--that can prove the distance in this wide open sprint. He has a lamentable habit of finishing close up without getting the brass ring, but there appears enough speed to set up his late kick at this distance. Clearly, Javier Castellano gets along with the hard-hitting six-year-old and can be depended upon to keep him in the clear. Best of all, he handles both firm going and turf with some cut in the ground.

Taking Prince Rahy to win and place at 4-1 or greater.

Running Totals: (285) 86-59-33 Total Dollar Return: $515.80 [win selections only]