An eight-horse field with an impressive combined 20 graded stakes victories, led by Grade 1-winning multimillionaires Code of Honor and McKinzie, make up Saturday’s 127th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Runhappy Met Mile on July 4 at Belmont Park.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor has matured physically and mentally as a 4-year-old.
“He just grew up physically in his body and his mind,” said McGaughey. “He’s gotten more aggressive and he’s caught onto what it’s all about now. He was still figuring things out last year, especially earlier in the year. Everything he’s done this year has been good. He acts like he’s ready to run.”
And ready to run he will have to be as Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking redemption in the Met Mile when he sends four-time Grade 1 winner McKinzie to Big Sandy.
“I think any time you win a Grade 1 on the east coast it’s pretty important, especially at Belmont and Saratoga. It’s like hitting a home run in Yankee Stadium, it means something,” Baffert said.
Who will win? Keep reading.
This Inside Track to the Met Mile wagering guide gives you an inside look at the five stakes races running at Belmont Park on July 4, 2020, including the $500,000 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series event for the Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile.
But that’s not all! Along with the five major stakes races at Belmont Park, this Inside Track to the Met Mile wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis and betting suggestions for Belmont Park’s entire holiday card.
The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 8 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Met Mile, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Belmont Park in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.
The five stakes races total $1.35 million in purses and the fields attracted several graded stakes winners. The stakes races include the $500,000 Runhappy Met Mile (G1), the $400,000 Manhattan Stakes (G1), the $200,000 Suburban Stakes (G2), the $150,000 Poker Stakes (G3), and the $100,000 Victory Ride Stakes (G3).
For each of the five stakes at Belmont Park, you will find the following:
FULL RACE PREVIEWS FOR EACH RACE, including:
- Race Overview
- Race Shape and Pace Analysis
- Top Selections
- Major Threats
- Longshots to Use
You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:
- Win Bet
- Place or Show Bet
- Longshot to Play Across the Board
- Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers
- What to Play on a Straight Wager
- What to Play on an Exotic Wager
Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.
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