Nick Shiambouros heads back to Belmont Park for the final time this week with two more selections…
St. Louis Joe to deliver knockout
Race 3 19:02 Belmont Park – St. Joe Louis
St. Louis Joe should open his account in this interesting Maiden Special Weight on the Widener turf.
This gelded son of Kingman finished second to Seclude on debut at Tampa Bay Downs in January. He took the lead inside the final furlong, but was caught close home by the game winner. This was a promising effort and there is more to come. Trainer Chad Brown adds blinkers, and a much improved effort is on the cards. His work tab is strong, and the in form Joel Rosario has the riding assignment. Anything around 3.55/2 will do.
Digital Software to graduate
Race 5 20:02 Belmont Park – Digital Software
Digital Software should go close in this $50k maiden claimer on the inner turf.
This colt finished third to Scanno in a $75k maiden claimer at Saratoga last August. He was squeezed for room inside the final furlong, but finished strongly and was not beaten all that far. Chad Brown drops him in class, and should be rewarded with a big effort. His work tab is stellar, and the brilliant Irad Ortiz has the riding assignment. Anything around 3.02/1 will do.