ELMONT, N.Y. – Following are the early probables for graded stakes during the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park, highlighted by the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Likely fields for invitational races will be available later in the week.
Friday, June 10
Grade 2, $500,000 New York, fillies & mares 4 years old and up, 1 ¼ miles, turf: Guapaza, Havana Moon, Kyllachy Queen, Photo Call, Sea Calisi, Songoficeandfire, Trophee.
Grade 2, $250,000 True North, 4-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs: Catalina Red, Dads Caps, Delta Bluesman, Holy Boss, Joking, Private Zone.
Saturday, June 11
$150,000 Easy Goer, 3-year-olds, 1 1/6 miles: Cupid, Discreet Angel, Economic Model, Race Me Home, Rally Cry, Seymourdini, Voluntario. Questionable: Hit It Once More, Its All Relevant.
Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational, 4-year-olds and up, six furlongs, Widener turf: A Lot, Commute, Green Gratto, Green Mask, Guns Loaded, Hootenanny, Hothersal, Mosler, Night Officer, Ready for Rye, Rocket Heat, Royal Squeeze. Questionable: Obviously.
Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational, 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/2 miles: Catholic Cowboy, Doyouknowsomething, Idolo Porteno, Kid Cruz, Neck ‘n Neck, Samraat, Securitiz, Turco Bravo. Questionable: Elnaawi, Red Rifle, Shaman Ghost, Waymond Boyd.
Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens, 3-year-olds, seven furlongs: Awesome Gent, Counterforce, Dig Deep, I Will Score, Justin Squared, King Kranz, Mrazek, Seymourdini, Sharp Azteca, Tale of S’avall, Tom’s Ready.
Grade 1, $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, 3-year-olds and up, one mile: Ami’s Flatter, Anchor Down, Blofeld, Calculator, Frosted, Marking, Noble Bird, Sloane Avenue, Stanford, Tamarkuz, Upstart. Questionable: Donworth and El Kabeir.
Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan, 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/4 miles, inner turf: Big Blue Kitten, Divisidero, Flintshire, Grand Tito, Ironicus, Oathkeeper, Take the Stand, Triple Threat, Wake Forest, World Approval. Questionable: Money Multiplier and Slumber.
Grade 1, $1 million Ogden Phipps, fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/16 miles: Carrumba, Cavorting, Curalina, Forever Unbridled, Sheer Drama Stopchargingmaria. Questionable: Big Book, By the Moon, Desert Valley.
Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game, fillies and mares 4-years-old and up, one mile, Widener turf: Celestine, Faufiler, Irish Rookie, La Berma, Lady Lara, Lexie Lou, Mrs McDougal, My Miss Sophia, Prize Exhibit, Rainha da Bateria, Recepta, Sandiva, Strike Charmer. Questionable: Mizz Money, Tapitry.
Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn, 3-year-olds fillies, one mile: Carina Mia, Cathryn Sophia, Forever Darling, Go Maggie Go, Paola Queen. Questionable: Off the Tracks, Rachel’s Valentina.
Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1/2 miles: Brody’s Cause, Cherry Wine, Creator, Destin, Exaggerator, Forever d’Oro, Governor Malibu, Lani, Seeking the Soul, Stradivari, Suddenbreakingnews, Trojan Nation.