With such an open race on paper, perhaps connections can help breaking handicapping ties. So, do you like any of Chad’s four entrants, three have which leave from the outside slips at 1-1/4 miles on the Inner Turf?
If not, O’Brien has a pair, separate betting interests but both owned by Team Tabor, and Todd also has two for different owners. The “slackers” include one each from turf gurus Bill Mott, Michael Maker and Graham Motion.
Oh, and didn’t Mark Casse train a turf champion of couple of years ago? Well, these things skirmishes will happen when a cool million-dollars is thrown into a pot for the taking.
One of O’Brien’s four has the most experience at the trip, with Blenheim Palace boastinga 2-1-0 slate from four starts. The”other O’Brien” was beaten off at the trip, but that loss came over soft ground as Ascot. Each get first-time Lasix.
While none of Brown’s have gone this far, his Demarchelier won his lone start over the course, taking the nine furlong G3 Pennine Ridge June 1, his first run on Long Island. And he’s bred to run up the side of a mountain.
The Belmont Derby will go as the ninth event on an 11-race program with a scheduled post time of 5:44 pm. The Invitational is the first leg of the newly created Turf Trinity series. The G1 Belmont Oaks, also at 10 furlongs, is the first leg of the Turf Tiara.