The Friday Belmont Week card is topped by the Grade 3 Hill Prince for three-year-old grass runners going a mile on the Widener turf course. What it lacks in quantity it offers in quality, a two-horse battle between Storm In May and Marcavelly.

When last seen, Storm In May was looking at the hindquarters of Street Sense, among others, in the Kentucky Derby. The start before that it was Curlin, while finishing second in the Arkansas Derby. Back to reality, and turf, today.

Storm In May never has finished off the board on grass in six lifetime starts, including two victories. He worked a bullet for this at his Calder base, trainer Kaplan is profitable with this kind of freshening, and regular rider Juan Leyva is up from Florida for the ride.

Hopefully, he will attract a lot of play on company lines because Marcavelly is the most probable winner. He’s faster on performance figures, is a Grade 3 winner on grass, and broke his maiden on Belmont turf at 2. Edgar Prado, his regular rider, gets a leg up from Bill Mott. He won’t make you rich.

We’re taking Marcavelly to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta with Storm in May.

Running Totals: (35) 15-9-7 Dollar Return $82.30 [win selections only]