Entries and J’s Picks for Fort Marcy at Belmont on June 6, 2020

Race 6. Fort Marcy(G2T).  For four-year-old an up at 1 1/6 miles on the turf. Purse $150,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Temple  Jorge A. Vargas, Jr. Michael Maker 10/1
2 Gucci Factor  Junior Alvarado Christophe Clement 6/1
3 Somelikeithotbrown  Eric Cancel Michael  Maker 15/1
4 Flop Shot  Javier Castellano Chad  Brown 6/1
5 Instilled Regard  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad  Brown 7/2
6 Synchrony  John R. Velazquez Michael Stidham 4/1
7 Devamani  Joel Rosario Chad  Brown 5/1
8 Social Paranoia  Manuel Franco Todd Pletcher 9/2
9 Tribhuvan  Jose L. Ortiz Chad Brown 12/1

Temple won an allowance optional claiming at Gulfstream on April 23.  He has three starts for the year and was able to captured two of those starts. 

Gucci Factor has won half of his 16 starts, will be making his season debut. Last year, he won three of four starts, all in stakes at Belmont.

Somelikeithotbrown is Grade 1-placed  and enters coming  off a win and a second in two starts at Turfway Park. 

Flop Shot will be making his US debut. In his last race he ran third in the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano-Haras du Logis Saint-Germain (G2) in August at Deauville. 

Instilled Regard is a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf. He is looking for his third graded stakes win. He finished sixth in the Muniz Memorial Classic (G2T) at Fair Grounds where he chased a slow pace and never threatened behind wire-to-wire winner. He won the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park in December. He finished third in the Pegasus World Turf Cup Invitational Stakes. He won the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds and finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby. 

Synchrony finished second in the Feb. 15 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3T). He finished fifth in the Muniz Memorial Classis Stakes at the Fair Grounds on March 31 (G2). He is a multiple graded stakes winner. 

Devamani finished second in the Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T). 

Social Paranoia has finished in the money in 12 of his 13 starts. He finished third in the May 9 Sunshine Forever Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He won his season debut in the March 28 Appleton Stakes (G3T) at the South Florida oval.

Tribhuvan will be making his second start in North America. He finished third in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park  on the turf.

J’s Top Three Picks: 

  • Instilled Regard
  • Synchrony
  • Social Paranoia

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