Belmont Park has five Graded Stakes races on their card for July 7th. The Graded Stakes races are: Dwyer Stakes. Grade III , Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes ,Grade II , Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, Grade I on Turf , Suburban Stakes, Grade II and Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Grade I on Turf.
Race 6. Dwyer Stakes. Grade III. For three -year-olds at one mile. Purse $300,000.
|1||Seahenge||Javier Castellano||Aidan O’Brien||15/1|
|2||Seven Trumpets||Robby Albarado||Dale Romans||10/1|
|3||Rugbyman||Jose Ortiz||Graham Motion||2/1|
|4||Noble Indy||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||7/2|
|5||Fixedincome Larry||Manuel Franco||Jeremiah Englehart||20/1|
|6||Mendelssohn||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien||8/5|
|7||Firenze Fire||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Jason Servis||6/1|
Mendelssohn won the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade I on Turf) at Del Mar. He won the 32red Patton on March 9 at Dundalk in Ireland. He won the 2018 UAE Derby on March 31st by 18 lengths . He finished last in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5th. He has earnings of $1,961,137 from eight starts.
Seahenge ran fifth in the UAE Derby . He finished seventh in his first U.S. appearance in the Pat Day Mile , Grade III, at Churchill Downs on May 5th.
Noble Indy finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby. He finished last in the Belmont Stakes on June 9th. He won an Allowance Optional claiming race then ran third in the Risen Star, Grade II, at the Fair Grounds on February 17th. He won the Louisiana Derby, Grade II at the Fair Grounds on March 24th.
Rugbyman broke his maiden going one mile at Belmont Park on May 13th. He ran second in the Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park at 1 1/16 miles on June 9th.
Firenze Fire won Jerome Stakes on January 13. He ran second in Withers Stakes, Grade III, at Aqueduct on February 3rd. He ran fourth in both the Gotham, Grade III, Gotham and Wood Memorial, Grade II. He finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby.
Seven Trumpets won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Churchill Downs on May 31st.
Fixedincome Larry broke his maiden at Belmont Park on June 8th. He will be making his fifth career start in a Graded Stakes.
Our Top Three Picks are:
- Firenze Fire
Race 7. Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes ,Grade II. For three-year-olds and up at seven furlongs on dirt. Purse $350,000.
The race is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series as a qualifier for the TwinSpires Sprint.
|1||Limousine Liberal||Jose Ortiz||Ben Colebrook||9/5|
|2||Whitmore||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Ron Moquett||2/1|
|3||Eye Luv Lulu||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Jason Servis||8/1|
|4||Shaft of Light||Jose Ferrer||Jorge Navarro||7/2|
|5||Lewisfield||Arnaldo Bocachica||Jeff Runco||15/1|
|6||Favorable Outcome||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||4/1|
A field of six horses evenly matched horse were entered for the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes ,Grade II.
Limousine Liberal posted a narrow victory in the Churchill Downs Stakes presented by Twinspires.com (Grade II), the second straight year he won the seven-furlong race. Limousine Liberal finished third in the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (Grade I) at Belmont Park. He has won three Graded Stakes.
Whitmore finished fourth in the Churchill Downs Stakes. He finished second the True North Stakes (Grade II) at Belmont Park. Whitmore has made 10 starts at six furlongs in 2017 and 2018. He’s finished second going a mile and sixteenth in the Rebel Stakes, (Grade II) and third at a mile and an eighth in the Arkansas Derby (Grade I).
Shaft of Light ran second in the Salvator Mile Stakes (Grade III) at Monmouth Park on May 26th. He won the Russell Road Stakes at Charles Town on April 21st. His 2018 record for five starts is 3-1-0 with earnings of $84,000.
Lewisfield has won or placed in three straight stakes. He finished third in the Maryland Sprint Stakes (Grade III) at Pimlico on May 19th. He ran second in Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 17th.
Eye Luv Lulu won his last race the Affirmed Success Stakes at Belmont Park on April 27th. He has started four times in 2018 with a record 1-2-0 with earnings of $101,000.
Favorable Outcome has started three times in 2018. He finished second in his latest outing an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Belmont Park on May 17th. He finished sixth in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct on April 7th.
Our Top Three Picks are:
- Limousine Liberal
- Shaft of Light
Race 8.Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, Grade I on Turf. For three-year-old fillies at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Purse $1,000,000.
|1||Significant Form||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Chad Brown||7/2|
|2||Chipolata||Manuel Franco||Christophe Clement||15/1|
|3||Paved||Gary Stevens||Michael McCarthy||12/1|
|4||Capla Temptress||Javier Castellano||Marco Botti||6/1|
|5||Toinette||Flavien Prat||Neil Drysdale||5/1|
|6||Athena||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien||9/2|
|7||La Signare||Joel Rosario||Brian Lynch||4/1|
|8||Thewayiam||John Velazquez||Graham Motion||10/1|
|9||Fatale Bere||Kent Desormeaux||Leonard Powell||20/1|
|10||Mighty Scarlet||Jose Ortiz||Chad Brown||8/1|
The Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, Grade I on Turf is a race of very talented three-year -old fillies.
Significant Form, the 7-2 Morning Line favorite, came off a more than five-month layoff after finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in November at Del Mar to win the Memories Of Silver Stakes by 6 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct on April 22nd. She then made her first start at Belmont since winning the Miss Grillo , Grade III, on October 1st by finishing one length behind La Signare in the Wonder Again on Opening Day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
Thewayiam in ten starts has a record of 5-2-1. She has four wins and back-to-back second-place finishes in seven starts in the US. She won her only start at more than a mile with a 1 3/4-length win in the Herecomesthebride Stakes ,Grade III, at Gulfstream Park on March 3rd.
Mighty Scarlett broke her maiden at Keeneland on April 27th. She finished fifth in the Wonder Again.
Capla Temptress won the Natalma Stakes, Grade I, at Woodbine on September 17th. She ran seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She ran fourth in a Group 1 race at Longchamp on May 13th.
La Signare finished second to Toinette in her U.S. debut an Allowance race at Keenland on April 11th. She won the Wonder Again Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7th.
Paved has never finished off the board, going 3-0-3 in six career starts. She won her first graded stakes in her previous start, teaming with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens to win the Grade 2 Honeymoon, Grade II, by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on June 9th. In four career starts at 1 1/8 miles she has three wins. She finished third in the Grade 3 Providencia , Grade III, at Santa Anita on April 7th.
Athena will race in the United States for the first time in her 10th career start. She finished third in the Pretty Olly, Group I, on July 1st at Curragh.
Chipolata has raced just twice, running fourth in a pair of races in September at Chantilly, including in the Prix d’Aumale, Group III, in her first race. She finished fourth in the one mile Haras de Bouquetot on September 30th.
Fatale Bere won the Grade 3 Providencia, Grade III, at Santa Anita on April 7th.
Toniette has won her last three starts, including the Edgewood Stakes, Grade III at Churchill Downs on May 4th. She won an Allowance race at Keenland on April 11th. Her other win was a maiden race at Santa Anita on January 28th.
Our Top Three Picks are:
- Significant Form
- La Signare
Race 9. Suburban Stakes, Grade II. For four-year-old and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Purse $700,000.
|1||Name Changer||Luis Saez||Alan Goldberg||30/1|
|2||War Story||Javier Castellano||Jorge Navarro||5/1|
|3||Zanotti||Junior Alvarado||Juan Guerrero||20/1|
|4||Tapwrit||Jose Ortiz||Todd Pletcher||7/2|
|5||Dr. Dorr||Joseph Talamo||Bob Baffert||3/1|
|6||Discreet Lover||Manuel Franco||Uriah St. Lewis||20/1|
|7||Take Your Guns||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||8/1|
|8||Hopperunity||Flavien Prat||Bob Baffert||9/2|
|9||Sorry Erik||Kent Desormeaux||Keith Desormeaux||30/1|
|10||Diversify||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Richard Violette, Jr.||6/1|
|11||The Lieutenant||John Velazquez||Michael McCarthy||20/1|
Tapwrit will be making his second start of the year following a third-place finish in an Allowance Optional Claiming race on June 3rd. In 2017, Tapwrit recorded a win in the Tampa Bay Derby, Grade II, in March. He raced in the first and final legs of the Triple Crown. He won the Belmont Stakes by two-lengths. Tapwrit finished fourth in the Travers Stakes, Grade I, at Saratoga Race Course.
Hoppertunity is 2-for-2 at Belmont. He won Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Grade I in 2016 . He won the Brooklyn , Grade II, by 2 ¼ lengths. He won the has San Antonio, Grade II, in 2017 and 16. He won the Clark Handicap. Grade I, in 2014.His record for 32 starts is 9-7-5 record with earnings of $4,646,625.
Dr. Dorr finished second in the Gold Cup, Grade I, at Santa Anita on May 26th.
Diversify won the Commentator on May 28th.
The Lieutenant won the All American Stakes, Grade III, at Golden Gate.
War Story finished second in the Charles Town Classic (Grade II). He won Challenger Stakes. He had a poor effort in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream.
Take Your Guns ran fourth in the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9th. He won two other races in 2018. He won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Belmont Park on April 28th. He won another Allowance Optional race at Belmont Park on March 25th.
Name Changer won both his starts in 2018. He won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Delaware Park on June 2nd. He won another Allowance Optional race at Parx Racing on May 13th.
Zanotti has started four times in 2018 and has recorded four seconds. The races he finished second in are : Flat Out Stakes, Exceisior Stakes, Grade III, Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes and John B. Campbell Stakes. E has never won a Graded Stakes. His best placing in a Grades Stakes was this year in the Exceisior Stakes, Grade III, at Aqueduct on April 7th.
Discreet Lover in 2018 has starter in four Graded Stakes and one Black Type. He won the Exceisior Stakes, Grade III, at Aqueduct on April 7th. He finished second twice in two Graded Stakes and recorded one sixth in the other one.
Sorry Erik has two starts in 2018. He won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Santa Anita on May 24th. He finished third in an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Santa Anita on April 22nd.
Our Top Three Pick are:
Race 10. Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Grade I. For three-year-olds at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Purse $1,200,000.
|1||Channel Cat||Luis Saez||Todd Pletcher||30/1|
|2||Encumbered||Mario Gutierrez||Simon Callaghan||30/1|
|3||Analyze It||Jose Ortiz||Chad Brown||5/2|
|4||Hunting Horn||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien||7/2|
|5||Maraud||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||12/1|
|6||Kingstar||Pierre-Charles Boudot||Pia Brandt||12/1|
|7||Catholic Boy||Javier Castellano||Jonathan Thomas||4/1|
|8||Hawkish||Manuel Franco||James Toner||7/2|
|9||My Boy Jack||Kent Desormeaux||Keith Desormeaux||6/1|
Channel Cat is a turf specialist. He won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Gulfstream Park on March 14th. He finished third in the Pennine Ridge (Grade III) at Belmont Park on June 2nd.
Encumbered finished fifth in his 2018 debut in the Penn Mile (Grade II).
Analyze It won his first three raises. Analyze It ran second in the Pennine Ridge (Grade III) at Belmont Park on June 2nd.
Hunting Horn won the Hampton Court (Group III) at the Royal Ascot.
Maraud is a multiple graded stakes winner who has won his races on the grass. He dueled for the lead in the Penn Mile and finished fourth.
Kingstar has only three starts all in France. He finished second finish in a Group 2 as a two-year-old.
Catholic Boy has wins on the turf and dirt. Turf appears to be his favorite running surface. He won the Pennine Ridge (Grade III) at Belmont Park on June 2nd.
Hawkish won the Penn Mile,(Grade II), by three-lengths over Way Early.
My Boy Jack has the most earnings in the field. He has faced the best three-year-olds this year on the Kentucky Derby trail. He ran running fifth in the Kentucky Derby. He began his career with five starts on the turf that yielded one stakes win and three seconds. On the Derby trail, he won two Grade III stakes: Southwest Stakes and Lexington Stakes.
Our Top Three Picks are:
- Catholic Boy
- Analyze It
- My Boy Jack