Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when his best bet Firenze Fire won the Vosburgh in great style. Nick returns to Belmont Park with two more selections…
Time to get Motivated
Race 7 21:08 Belmont Park – Highly Motivated
Highly Motivated is taken to open his account in this interesting Maiden Special Weight on the main track.
This Into Mischief colt finished second in a similar event at Saratoga last month. He made a strong four wide move on the home turn and was only beaten a neck at the line. This was a super effort despite displaying signs of inexperience throughout the race. Trainer Chad Brown has hit the ground running at the meeting boasting an impressive 23% strike rate. There are plenty of nice unraced types in this race, but Highly Motivated has the experience and should be tough to beat. He should be backed at around [2.8] on the exchange.
Race 9 22:14 Belmont Park – Mrs. Danvers
Mrs. Danvers will appreciate the ease in grade in this fascinating allowance race.
This well related filly finished a distant fifth to the brilliant Gamine in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga. She had a chance at the entrance to the straight but was soon left behind by the impressive winner. She has run with credit in allowance company, and the return to the mile distance will suit. Her work tab is solid and should be ready to do herself justice. I recommend backing her at BSP as the favourite Pop a Choc will be a short price.