Results for the Graded Stakes Race at Belmont Park on July 7

Race 6. Dwyer Stakes. Grade III. For three -year-olds at one mile. Purse $300,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Seahenge Javier Castellano Aidan O’Brien 15/1
2 Seven Trumpets Robby Albarado Dale Romans 10/1
3 Rugbyman Jose Ortiz Graham Motion 2/1
4 Noble Indy John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 7/2
5 Fixedincome Larry Manuel Franco Jeremiah Englehart 20/1
6 Mendelssohn Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 8/5
7 Firenze Fire Irad Ortiz, Jr. Jason Servis 6/1

Noble Indy set the early pace. Mendelssohn was stalking Mendelssohn through the first part of the race. Firenze Fire caught the leaders at the 3/4 pole and was able to draw off down the lane to win by nine lengths. Seven Trumpets out kicked Mendelssohn for second by a 1/2 length. Mendelssohn was the favorite. Running time- 1:33.74.

$2 Wager paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
7 Firenze Fire $7.50 $4.50 $3.00
2 Seven Trumpets $8.10 $4.60
6 Mendelssohn $2.90

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Rugbyman
  • Firenze Fire
  • Mendelssohn

 

Race 7. Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes ,Grade II. For three-year-olds and up at seven furlongs on dirt. Purse $350,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Limousine Liberal Jose Ortiz Ben Colebrook 9/5
2 Whitmore Ricardo Santana, Jr. Ron Moquett 2/1
3 Eye Luv Lulu Irad Ortiz, Jr. Jason Servis 8/1
4 Shaft of Light Jose Ferrer Jorge Navarro 7/2
5 Lewisfield Arnaldo Bocachica Jeff Runco 15/1
6 Favorable Outcome Javier Castellano Chad Brown 4/1

Shaft of Light set the pace for the first half mile. Eye Luv Lulu moved to the front around the turn for home. Limousine Liberal and Whitmore engaged Eye Luv Lulu near the 1/16 marker. Limousine Liberal was able to hold off  Whitmore at the wire for a neck victory. Limousine Liberal was the favorite. Running Time – 1:21.53.

Limousine Liberal qualified for the Breeders’ Cup TwinSpires Sprint by winning the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes ,Grade II.

$2 Wager paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
1 Limousine Liberal $5.70 $2.80 $2.30
2 Whitmore $2.90 $2.50
3 Eye Luv Lulu $3.50

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Limousine Liberal
  • Whitmore
  • Shaft of Light

Race 8.Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, Grade I on Turf. For three-year-old fillies at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Purse $1,000,000.

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Significant Form Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 7/2
2 Chipolata Manuel Franco Christophe Clement 15/1
3 Paved Gary Stevens Michael McCarthy 12/1
4 Capla Temptress Javier Castellano Marco Botti 6/1
5 Toinette Flavien Prat Neil Drysdale 5/1
6 Athena Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 9/2
7 La Signare Joel Rosario Brian Lynch 4/1
8 Thewayiam John Velazquez Graham Motion 10/1
9 Fatale Bere Kent  Desormeaux Leonard Powell 20/1
10 Mighty Scarlet Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 8/1

La Signare lead the field for the first mile. Toinette was stalking the leader for the first mile. Thewayiam made her move down the stretch. Athena made a late move in the last eighth and was able to out kick the Thewayiam  for a 2 1/2 length win. Significant Form was the favorite and she finished fourth. Running time – 1:58.71

$2 Wager paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
6 Athena $22.80 $12.40 $9.10
8 Thewayiam $10.60 $7.40
2 Chipolata $15.00

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Significant Form
  • Paved
  • La Signare

Race 9. Suburban Stakes, Grade II. For four-year-old and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Purse $700,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Name Changer Luis Saez Alan Goldberg SCR
2 War Story Javier Castellano Jorge Navarro 5/1
3 Zanotti Junior Alvarado Juan Guerrero 20/1
4 Tapwrit Jose Ortiz Todd Pletcher 7/2
5 Dr. Dorr Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 3/1
6 Discreet Lover Manuel Franco Uriah St. Lewis 20/1
7 Take Your Guns Joel Rosario Chad Brown 8/1
8 Hopperunity Flavien Prat Bob Baffert 9/2
9 Sorry Erik Kent  Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 30/1
10 Diversify Irad Ortiz, Jr. Richard Violette, Jr. 6/1
11 The Lieutenant John Velazquez Michael McCarthy 20/1

Diversify set the early pace and took control of the race around the final turn. He drew off from the field to win by 6 1/2 lengths. The Lieutenant and Discreet Lover dueled for second down the stretch. Tapwrit was the favorite and finished fifth behind Hopperunity. Running Time – 1:59.84.

$2 Wager paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
10 Diversify $14.00 $8.00 $6.40
11 The Lieutenant $24.00 $11.00
6 Discreet Lover $16.40

Our Top Three Pick were:

  • Tapwrit
  • Hopperunity
  • Diversify

Race 10. Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Grade I. For three-year-olds at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Purse $1,200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Channel Cat Luis Saez Todd Pletcher 30/1
2 Encumbered Mario Gutierrez Simon Callaghan 30/1
3 Analyze It Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 5/2
4 Hunting Horn Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 7/2
5 Maraud John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 12/1
6 Kingstar Pierre-Charles Boudot Pia Brandt 12/1
7 Catholic Boy Javier Castellano Jonathan Thomas 4/1
8 Hawkish Manuel Franco James Toner 7/2
9 My Boy Jack Kent  Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 6/1

Analyze It and Catholic Boy dueled each other throughout the entire race. Catholic Boy took a small lead down the back stretch over Analyze It.  Analyze It moved passed Catholic Boy near the eight pole. Catholic Boy came back and was able to catch Analyze It near the wire for a nose victory. Analyze It was the favorite. Running time – 1:59.28.

$2 Wager paid:

PP Horse Win Second Third
7 Catholic Boy $12.20 $5.10 $3.40
3 Analyze It $3.90 $2.70
4 Hunting Horn $3.00

Our Top Three Picks were:

 

 

 

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