Nick Shiambouros struck again when Oso Prieto won at Will Rogers Downs. Nick Heads to Belmont Park with two selections from the Wednesday card…
After Five ready
Race 6 22:43 Belmont Park – After Five
After Five should open his account in this Maiden Special Weight on the inner turf.
This colt finished third to Modesto in a similar event at Keeneland last month. He made a strong move at the entrance to the straight, but did not have enough pace to deliver a challenge. He has some rock solid form in the book, including a fifth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint last November. Anything around 3.02/1 will do.
Malibu Curl to shine
Race 7 23:15 Belmont Park – Malibu Curl
Malibu Curl is taken to upset short priced favourite Always Carina in this $80k optional claimer on the main track.
This well related filly was last seen in the Grade 2 Demoiselle at Aqueduct last December, finishing third to Oaks winner Malathaat. She had a chance a furlong from home, but was left standing by the brilliant winner. Trainer Tom Albertrani has not had a winner at the meeting, but his horses are running well. Her work tab is solid, and should be more forwardly placed with jockey Luis Saez in the saddle. This is a competitive race so BSP is recommended.