…And not only that: Things have gotten so uninteresting that in Friday’s featured 7th at Belmont Park we’re giving the nod to an 8-5 second choice that bled last time out over the 7-5 early line favorite.
When last seen, Albertville was making her four year old and U.S. debut for Christophe Clement. She was first-time Lasix but that didn’t prevent her from bleeding. Clement did the only thing he could do; he gave her time.
This will be Albertville’s first start since finishing an even sixth on yielding ground behind the very dependable Fire Key, beaten three lengths.
Skipping Saratoga altogether, she returned to the work tab at Belmont on JUL 31 and has been in steady trainer since.
Clement is reaching out for Manny Franco, who is 2 for his last 11 rides for this barn, with four additional money finishes. She’s live.
We’ll take her to win modestly, maybe, assuming the layup and acclimation to new surroundings has done her some good. We have no idea what the price will be. We’re box an exacta with the Wesley Ward favorite, Mentality.
YESTERDAY: Results pending