Friday, June 10, 2016

Miggsy Previews The Belmont Stakes

by Michael Parker

This Saturday is the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. This is not only the oldest of the three races but also the longest, a grueling one-and-a-half miles. In my opinion, this is the toughest one to win, particularly for horses who were chasing the Crown. This race opens up for horses with more rest, and distance specialists. You’ll remember a few years ago, Tonalist upset California Chrome in his bid for the Triple Crown. Tonalist was much fresher and had the distance. It was so vexing; California Chrome’s owner went on a crazy rant that included him basically telling his wife to sit down and shut up on national TV. It was electric.

I'll fight to get you your diabeetus medication.

Everyone was hoping for a rubber match between Nyquist and Exaggerator but Nyquist was forced to withdraw after getting a cold racing in the rain at the Preakness. Baltimore robs us again.

Omar coming.

Suddenbreakingnews: Gets a major upgrade in jockey and benefits from skipping the Preakness. You should have him in your verticals, especially your superfectas.

Destin: Gun to my head and I had to pick a grey horse in this race, I’m picking him. He fresh and should be at or on the lead early. Plus he’s one-for-one at Belmont.

Cherry Wine: I consulted BumWineBob about this horse and he confirmed that this horse is indeed bum wine and not even one of the good kinds. He’s grey and gross.

Stradivari: I’m not convinced yet. He finished 4th in the Preakness over a sloppy track so I can’t hold that against him BUT his only impressive wins have come running away in maiden special and a $60K allowance. Until he proves he can compete at this level, I’m looking elsewhere.

Gettysburg: Out of respect for those who lost their lives on the Pennsylvania field, I won’t say anything bad about this horse…but I want to, real bad.

Seeking the Soul: Should be seeking slower horse to run against, NEXT.

Trojan Nation: I got him as my live long shot, like Jingles or Turk getting to bareback their WIVES…It’s possible.

Lani: Too foreign, too tired, too grey, too gross.

Exaggerator: He’s clearly the best horse in this field but the Triple Crown circuit is a tough gauntlet. Does he have enough left in him for this distance? For a straight win bet, I’m looking elsewhere. He’s a 9/5 favorite so there’s no money in that but I will have him in my verticals. He’s too good not to.

Brody’s Cause: I believe it was Chief Brody’s cause to shut down the beaches that holiday weekend on Amity Island. If people listened, maybe that Kintner boy would still be alive. What that has to do with this horse, I don’t know.

Creator: I’m staying away from this horse much like its owner, Bobby Flay of Food Network fame, should have stayed away from strange pussy while he was married THREE TIMES. Plus, he’s grey and gross.

My bets:

$5 WPS on 9

$1 trifecta box 2,4,11,12

$.10 superfecta box 2,4,9,11,12

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