Belmont at the Big A; Sunday Gallant Bloom Stakes Analysis

By | September 24, 2022

The racing week from Aqueduct ends Sunday. The feature from BAQ is the Gallant Bloom and a heavyweight showdown between Kimari and Lady Rocket.

Belmont at the Big A- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; $45k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #7 NICE ‘N SPICY (4-1) has races good enough to beat this group. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #2 DARKNSTORMY (9-2) makes sense on speed figures. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #1 SLOW DIAL (3-1) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Pletcher and Ortiz.
  • #4 BLANCHIMENT (4-1) should improve off the first start and has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 7 – 2 – 1 – 4

Belmont at the Big A- Race 2

Post: 1:28 PM ET; $62k Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 TROPHY CHASER (3-1) goes out for the Avila barn and gets Lopez in the irons. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #5 SECRET RULES (2-1) has races good enough to beat this group. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 AMERICAN POWER (6-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 LAFITTE’S FLEET (7-2) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 7 – 5 – 3 – 1

Belmont at the Big A- Race 3

Post: 1:56 PM ET; $90k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 10

  • #2 SPUNGIE (5-2) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 MY LIPS ARE SEALED (9-2) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #1 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (3-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #5 LADY THORNHILL (5-1) comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 2 – 6 – 1 – 5

Belmont at the Big A- Race 4

Post: 2:30 PM ET; $90k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #6 KHALI MAGIC (9-2) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 RUVIES IN TIME (9-2) makes sense on speed figures. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #2 MISS ALACRITY (5-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Ward and Velazquez.
  • #7 PRETTY CLEVER (15-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 6 – 4 – 2 – 7

Belmont at the Big A- Race 5

Post: 3:02 PM ET; $77k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #7 HEYMACKIT’SJACK (9-2) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one looks like a reasonable upsetter.
  • #1 OUSTER (6-1) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 RIPE FOR MISCHIEF (8-1) comes into the race in really good form.
  • #6 KREESA (5-2) should improve off the first start and should relish the sprint distance.

Selections: 7 – 1 – 3 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 6

Post: 3:36 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #14 SCRAMBLE (4-1) should improve off the first start. The debut was really solid and any progression makes this one tough. The outside post is a concern.
  • #12 CONVERSING (5-2) is well bred for this spot and is likely to improve off the debut. This one is also drawn a bit outside.
  • #1 BAIE LONGUE (7-2) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #11 COACH PETRO (3-1) has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.

Selections: 14- 12- 1 – 11

Belmont at the Big A- Race 7

Post: 4:11 PM ET; $65k Starter Allowance going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #11 ENDOWED (5-2) goes out for the Clement barn and gets Ortiz in the irons. This one could get the right setup in this race.
  • #5 KHAFRE (5-1) comes into the race in really good form. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 LUNI SIMA (3-1) has kept really good company in recent starts.
  • #9 F F ROCKET (20-1) is a price horse and projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 11- 5 – 8 – 9

Belmont at the Big A- Race 8

Post: 4:48 PM ET; $65k Starter Allowance going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 12

  • #10 CROWDING OUT (3-1) really like the 6 furlong distance. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 MISPELLED MOOON (6-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #2 ABUSE OF POWER (4-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 THISMIGHTBETHEONE (10-1) is a price horse and has races good enough to beat this group. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 10- 1 – 2 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 9

Post: 5:18 PM ET; $250k Gallant Bloom S. going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 5

Lady Rocket wins at Aqueduct
Lady Rocket | Coglianese Photo
  • #1 LADY ROCKET (2-1) looks dangerous here. She should relish the extra half furlong on this sprint and can be a real threat to the heavy favorite.
  • #5 KIMARI (4-5) seems to fit well enough here. This one has races good enough to beat this group. She has been a great race mare.
  • #3 STERLING SILVER (12-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. It feels like they’re all running for third if the top 2 show up.
  • #2 REMAIN ANONYMOUS (7-2) will likely be in the mix early and that is always a benefit on turf.

Selections: 1 – 5 – 3 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 10

Post: 5:48 PM ET; $105k Allowance going 1 3/8 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #6 MYRISKYAFFAIR (7-2) may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #2 TRANSIENT (3-1) seems to fit well enough here. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Joseph and Ortiz.
  • #8 BLUE TIMES (7-2) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 LISHEEN (6-1) has races that are competitive against these types. At 6-1 there is value to be had here.

Selections: 6 – 2 – 8 – 5

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