Thursday’s 8th race from Belmont Park is the $150,000 Tremont Stakes for two-year-olds rushing five and a half furlongs down the main track (start time 6:45 p.m. EDT).
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The No. 7 TWO OF A KIND (3-1) had a clean break from the inside post and continued his arc on May 4 at Churchill Downs. Three runners from this event ran backwards and two hit the board. He got a quality pace note last time out and should be placed up front under Luis Saez.
No. 4 No Nay Hudson (5-2) was snappy from the outside post as the tied favorite in his Keeneland arc on April 28 and several runners in that run fell back. Finalist The Great Wham again finished second in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes and finished the show Top of my game again completed the trifecta at Churchill on May 12. Fourth place Stimulates graduated against early contenders at Churchill on May 27, and two more April 28 runners failed to crack the top three in their next starts.
No. 5 Valenzan Day (7-2) pressed from 2nd and was behind in his five-panel local special weight victory on May 12. Two horses ran backwards. Show finisher magic beauty finished 3rd at Parx on May 31 and is entered at the Astoria. Fourth place Kerry returned to graduate at Churchill on 5 June. It was a $15,000 buy and has already earned more than three times its selling price. Joel Rosario takes over as Luis Saez decided to stay with two of a kind.
No. 8 Zelenskyy Strong (5-1) ran off screen in his four and a half furlong arc at Gulfstream Park on April 22. Four horses ran from this heat. Three disappointed and sixth place Pachanga Loca won on June 2. Peter Walder is showing profit with shippers and he will likely come out under Irad Ortiz Jr.
The No. 3 Putthepastbehind (8-1) started from 2nd and got the job done on his Laurel debut on May 1. Four ran with two wins, a third and a fifth.
1 Stayhonor Goodside (8-1) ran away in his all-time arc at Woodbine as the favorite. None of the runners in this round have returned yet. Honor Code’s $85,000 son tries the dirt.
No 2 Little JP (20-1) smartly won his two stadia arc at Parx after getting pushed around early. I don’t like him on this longer journey, but he might make things difficult for other rhythm players at first.
6 Bisping (12-1) easily went all the way as an overwhelming favorite in his Louisiana debut. Rob Atras now has the gelding bred in Los Angeles and he will have to run faster to threaten them.
No. 7 to win
Recent Best Bet Winners
May 28 – Bally’s Charm ($6.20)
May 29 – Sound ($4.00)
June 1 – Nice Ace/Ribbons and Medals/Press Snooze Trifecta ($23.80)
June 3 – Buy Land and See ($2.80)