The two favorites in Friday’s Belmont turf feature are both exiting key races. While three winners came from Bound For Nowhere’s 96-5) last race, Diamond Jubilee (6-5), it took 12 next out starters. In Made You Look’s (2-1), the two winners from his last came from six attempts.
But the real story is the class relief Made You gets, dropping out of consecutive G1s. He moved prematurely to the lead and finished third in super miler Got Stormy’s Fourstardave. In the Woodbine Mile, he was floated conservatively seven wide at headstretch, losing all chance.
He should have enough tactical gas and a suitable race shape to fit him here and reuniting with winning partner Javier Castellano won’t hurt.
Taking Made You Look to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas with fellow turn-back Therapist (7-2) and sharp, freshened the claimed-two-back Maraud (15-1).
YESTERDAY: Limari ran well but was clearly second best to odds-on Daddy Is A Legend, very sharp and much the best in return. Boxed exacta paid a fair $12.20. Beats the proverbial sharp stick…