Cross Border: Belmont at the Big A Upset Possibility in Saturday Feature

By | September 23, 2022

The Belmont Park at the Big A meet continues Saturday from Aqueduct. Players will find races from this meet listed under track code BAQ.

The Belmont race dates were moved to Aqueduct this fall to allow for renovations to Belmont Park.

Belmont at the Big A- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; $77k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 8

  • #1 DREAMPOINT (5-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 URAGANO (4-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #6 EXCURSIONNISTE (2-1) is well bred for this spot. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #8 SILENT RUNNING (3-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 1 – 5 – 6 – 8

Belmont at the Big A- Race 2

Post: 1:38 PM ET; $45k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #7 KINETIC SKY (7-5) has to be respected going out for the combination of Cox and Franco. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 CORKMAN (5-2) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #1 AIR SHOW (9-2) seems to fit well enough here.
  • #6 WILL E SUTTON (8-1) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 7 – 5 – 1 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 3

Post: 2:15 PM ET; $175k Athenia S. going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 6

  • #1 IN A HURRY (5-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. Davis is one of the underrated jockeys on the circuit.
  • #3 LOVE AND THUNDER (5-2) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #5 KALIFORNIA QUEEN (6-5) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #2 EVVIE JETS (5-1) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 1 – 3 – 5 – 2

Belmont at the Big A- Race 4

Post: 2:44 PM ET; $62k Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 FUNNY JOKE (8-5) looks to be the class of the field. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #2 HAGLER (6-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #6 BE THE BOSS (9-2) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #1 SILIPO (10-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 3 – 2 – 6 – 1

Belmont at the Big A- Race 5

Post: 3:16 PM ET; $90k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 LET HER INSPIRE U (8-5) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #1 BUSTIN BAY (7-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Arriaga and Franco.
  • #7 CARAGATE (5-1) goes out for the Friedman barn and gets Davis in the irons.
  • #6 SUNSET LOUISE (4-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 4 – 1 – 7 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 6

Post: 3:45 PM ET; $95k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #1A CHIRINGO (4-1) should improve off the first start and goes out for the Weaver barn with Cancel in the irons.
  • #8 MULLINGAR (6-1) has to be respected going out for the Mott barn. Experience tends to really help his runners.
  • #9 DECCAN PRINCE (15-1) is a price horse and looks to be the class of the field.
  • #1 BAT FLIP (4-1) is well bred for this spot. This one comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 1A- 8 – 9 – 1

Belmont at the Big A- Race 7

Post: 4:16 PM ET; $65k Starter Allowance going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 FAST N FEARIOUS (9-5) may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #4 LEDDY (5-1) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 CATCHING CUPID (10-1) is a price horse and could get the right setup in this race.
  • #6 CATHEDRAL BEACH (3-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.

Selections: 3 – 4 – 1 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 8

Post: 4:46 PM ET; $105k Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #3 CELESTIAL CITY (2-1) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 DANZIGWITHTHESTARS (6-1) seems to fit well enough here. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #1A HILLIARD (9-2) looks to have found his friends here.
  • #6 KLICKITAT (8-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.

Selections: 3 – 2 – 1A- 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 9

Post: 5:16 PM ET; $90k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #7 KEY POINT (5-2) has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #2 BEST IDEA (3-1) seems to fit well enough here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #4 PRINCE OF PHAROAHS (8-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Rice and Lezcano. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #3 NICKY THE VEST (6-1) could get the right setup in this race. This one goes out for the Thomas barn and gets Mccarthy in the irons.

Selections: 7 – 2 – 4 – 3

Belmont at the Big A- Race 10

Post: 5:48 PM ET; $125k Ashley T. Cole S. going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 9

Cross Border will look to pull the upset at Belmont at the Big A
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  • #4 CROSS BORDER (9-2) 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.
  • #3 COLD HARD CASH (8-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #5 CITY MAN (7-5) seems to fit well enough here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #6 SANCTUARY CITY (7-2) should be involved in the late stages of the races and wouldn’t be a total surprise.

Selections: 4 – 3 – 5 – 6

Belmont at the Big A- Race 11

Post: 6:22 PM ET; $45k Maiden Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #5 CAPITAL GAL (2-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #12 BOURBON DIVERSION (9-2) has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #11 LATEST EDITION (5-2) has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #16 MY CARA MIA MINE (4-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 5 – 12- 11- 16

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