Belmont Meet Winds Down: Kelso Handicap Analysis, Selections

By | October 28, 2022

Belmont at the Big A is winding down. Although racing will continue from Aqueduct, the meet will take on the usual title of Aqueduct Winter Meet.

Belmont at the Big A- Race 1

Post: 12:35 PM ET; $77k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 12

  • #7 PHOTON (3-1) gets the top selection. She goes out for the Breen barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.
  • #3 CAN’T FOOL ME (10-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. She comes into the race in really good form. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #9 BAVARIAN CREME (8-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #10 PIMENOVA (4-1) could get the right setup in this race. This one will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.

Selections: 7 – 3 – 9 – 10

Belmont at the Big A- Race 2

Post: 1:06 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 10

  • #6 CLEAT (5-2) is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 WAR FIGHTER (2-1) should improve off the first start. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #7 CHUCKA MOON (5-2) will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #2 CAPTAIN QUICK (8-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.

Selections: 6 – 3 – 7 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 3

Post: 1:42 PM ET; $105k Allowance going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #6 MONEY SUPPLY (5-2) looks best here. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #5 SHIPSATIONAL (4-1) shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #4 PERCEIVED (5-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 THREE JOKERS (6-1) will want plenty of pace up front to have a chance.

Selections: 6 – 5 – 4 – 8

Belmont at the Big A- Race 4

Post: 2:12 PM ET; $120k Awad S. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 7

  • #4 FREEDOM TRAIL (3-1) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Terranova and Ortiz.
  • #5 NOBLE HUNTSMAN (8-1) looks to be the class of the field. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #1 CONMAN (10-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #6 LET’S GO BIG BLUE (5-2) fits this group based on speed figures.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 1 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 5

Post: 2:44 PM ET; $300k Kelso H. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 6

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  • #6 BABY YODA (6-5) is the top pick. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #5 DOUBLE CROWN (15-1) is a price horse and has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #1 SHACKQUEENKING (5-1) goes out for the Capuano barn and gets Suarez in the irons. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #2 EMPTY TOMB (3-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.

Selections: 6 – 5 – 1 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 6

Post: 3:16 PM ET; $110k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 7

  • #1 MRS. GREEN (2-1) looks best here. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 MISCHIEVOUS DREAM (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. She goes out for the Clement barn and gets Ortiz in the irons. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 SECRET TIME (5-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #7 STOP WAR (7-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 1 – 4 – 3 – 7

Belmont at the Big A- Race 7

Post: 3:48 PM ET; $105k Allowance going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 11

  • #1 CUSTOMER LIST (2-1) gets the top selection. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Brown and Ortiz. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #2 PARNAC (9-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She looks to be the class of the field. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #5 INVINCIBLE GAL (7-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Brown and Prat. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #3 TIMELESS JOURNEY (8-1) makes sense on speed figures and may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 1 – 2 – 5 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 8

Post: 4:22 PM ET; $120k Pumpkin Pie S. going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 BOSTON POST ROAD (9-5) is the top pick. She has races good enough to beat this group. Brown and Prat are usually a good bet.
  • #5 GLASS CEILING (5-2) looks to be the class of the field. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 7 furlong distance.
  • #4 DR B (5-1) seems to fit well enough here.
  • #6 OXANA (6-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 4 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 9

Post: 4:54 PM ET; $200k Bold Ruler S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #3 FACTOR IT IN (8-1) looks best here at a nice price. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #2 DRAFTED (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He could get the right setup in this race.
  • #9 REPO ROCKS (10-1) is a price horse and appears to be a major player in this race. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #4 JAXON TRAVELER (7-2) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.

Selections: 3 – 2 – 9 – 4

Belmont at the Big A- Race 10

Post: 5:24 PM ET; $65k Starter Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #5 SIX MINUS (6-1) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #10 FRENCHBORO (10-1) is a price horse and isn’t without hope. He has races fast enough to win here. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #3 HOLLYWOODHELLRAISR (15-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets but has several figures that fit with these.
  • #4 ST. JOE LOUIS (4-1) should be competitive in this group.

Selections: 5 – 10- 3 – 4

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