Thursday, June 05, 2008

Belmont Posts Drawn-Preliminary Thoughts

Big Brown draws the rail. I won't repeat the post postions, they can be seen here. With the Belmont 2 days away here are my early thoughts. I will keep an eye on the weather, thunderstorms possible on a humid hot day, and make my final picks while I am actually at the track on Saturday. For blog purposes I will post my picks here on Friday, as I will be at the track when the gates open at 8:30am and away from the Internet all day. I encourage all of you within a tank of gas away from Belmont to come on out. Belmont Park has plenty of room, and although crowded, we can fit you in. So turn off the computer and come on out and say hello. I will be milling around the park all day.

As far as my picks, I keep looking for a way that Big Brown can lose but I just can't see it. He looks ready, rested and fresh. I like Casino Drive, but just don't know enough about the type of horse he really is, especially after just one race on American soil. I do know the breeding is impeccable on him, so for that alone I will put him in my exotics. Throw out Da' Tara, Anak Nakal, Readys Echo. The horses fighthing for places 2-4 should be Casino Drive, Icabad Crane, Denis of Cork, Tale of Ekati. I am undecided on where Macho Again and Guadalcanal fit at this point.

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