Friday, June 9, 2023

Belmont Stakes 2023

For many reasons, I'm not excited about this race. Hated the Preakness and the ridiculously slow pace. This race has a lot going on in different directions. Tapit Trice was the second favorite in the Derby whom I did not like at all. Got behind a wall of horses at the start and never recovered. Don't expect him to do any better this time even though he is being heavily touted.

I still like Forte to win although his come from behind style does not win the Belmont. But hard to ignore. Angel of Empire will get blinkers and has worked very fast since the Derby. Will be closer than his usual style coming from way behind. Generally, I do not like changes in big races, but I trust Brad Cox. Will have to love the Belmont track to win. Cox entered two other "rabbits" from his stable to keep National Treasure company on the front end. Just going to bet an exacta box with 6 Forte and 8 Angel of Empire.

Good luck!