Today’s turf feature at Belmont Park has the unlikely name of the Hey Babalulu Stakes for state-bred fillies at a mile and a sixteenth is an open betting race with some interesting possibilities. The early favorite likely will be the choice at post time, too. Rewrite, an earner of nearly $500,000, some of that in open company, is the most accomplished. She races forwardly placed, has Alan Garcia and the pole position. She’ll be a tough out.

The two interesting rivals in here are Factual Contender (6-1) and Chestoria (9-2). Factual Contender was used up opening a senselessly long lead in her Spa finale although, in defense of the rider, she was a bit of a run off. Today she goes first time for George Weaver, arguably having a career season. Further, she picks up turf ace John Velazquez.

Chestoria, meanwhile, might be the class of these. She’s been competitive in open graded company, absolutely loves this course and distance, and gets Lasix for the first time. She has excellent performance figures and if there ever was a time to break through, this would be it.

Taking Chestoria to win at 7-2 or greater, keying her in exactas first and second with her two rivals here.

Running Totals: (280) 86-57-32. Total Dollar Return: $515.80 [win selections only]