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Submitted by Jim Hurley on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:20 PM


(Part 2 of 2)

Jim Hurley
Wednesday, July 3

(For Horses Which Ran At Belmont – Wednesday 6/26 – Sunday 6/30)

With the assumption that these recent Belmont runners will likely make their next start at Saratoga when the meet opens just two weeks from tomorrow (Thursday, July 11-Monday, September 2) my trip analysts have comprised a list of horses that ran within the last few days and appear to be sitting on a win that could very well come at the Spa. Play these horses the next time they run under the circumstances noted in the commentary.

A LITTLE FAITH – Despite top jock Castellano climbing aboard the first time starting Candy Ride 3-year old filly was ignored at 11-1. Regardless of her rough break she settled early, was in hand, angled 5 wide in upper stretch and won easily at tough 7 furlong debut distance vs NYSB foes. Might be this good.  

ALLEY TO CALVARY – Filly broke near rear in 7 furlong turf test vs 40K foes. Raced 4 wide early and 3 wide late and continued to close. Should love Mile Turd at level.

CALL ME KAYLA – Quality Road filly from the maker barn made it to straight as she wired entry level allowance foes at 9 furlongs on turf. In good form and should handle the next level at 8 ½ to 9 furlongs.

DARK MONEY – Central Banker 3-year old never gave open 40K sprint claimers a chance in widening wire job in last. On top of that trainer Rudy Rodrigues made a smart claim out of the race as NY bred is still eligible for restricted allowance conditions. Lots of options.

GAMBLER'S FALLACY – First start since mid-December and return to two turn turf was a solid effort for the Chad brown trainee. He came under coaxing nearing the quarter pole in the mile and a sixteenth second level allowance optional 40K claimer vs NYSB foes closed well for the place. Eclipses the level in next.

HARV WON'T TAP - Sent off as the favorite in 40K claimer at mile and a sixteenth on turf had little chance vs pronounced speed bias. Still made good effort while wide though out and just missed the place honors. Claimed out of race by Brice Brown should love more honest surface.

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RHODE ISLAND – It took the Giant’s causeway colt 10 tries to break his maiden and did so vs 40K two turn turf rivals in last. Form has improved and the 4-year old was claimed out of the race by Linda Rice, who shows quick turnaround results at Spa annually.

TIBR – Turf sprinter shipped in for second start after 12 month layoff and second level allowance turf sprint win at Pimlico on return. Was bumped at start to 6 furlong test, came 3 wide into hot pace and weakened slightly to take show at 12-1. Should love 5 ½ furlong vs upper level optional allowance claimers.

WILLING TO SPEED – Finished second for third straight try in 50K starter allowance in two turn turf affair. Has broken towards rear, run wide and closed in stretch each time. Sitting o9n two-turn win at level. Maybe trainer Kimmel needs change of pilot from Maragh, who has been aboard all three times.

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