If you were with Ricky’s Rockets on Sunday afternoon, you made plenty of money. Pick 4’s and 5’s were cashed all over the country, in anticipation for one of the biggest weekends of the year. The Preakness Stakes is just a few days away and we are here to cover it all. As always I’ve laid out my FREE Pick 4 ticket at Belmont to start the weekend off right!
Also included below: my 10-race preview of Pimlico!
Best of luck!
Race 6: $40,000 Maiden Claiming for 3-year-olds and upward going 6 furlongs on the inner turf
#4 Complex System made his first start at this level in his last start, and he looked like a quality runner. The result can be questioned considering he was the favorite and didn’t really pass any horses. He will be a short price considering he’s never finished worst than third in his career. #10 No Nay Now made his first start at the tough Kentucky Downs meet earlier this month. This is a major drop down in class and finishing sixth to multiple next out winners is never a bad thing.
Race 7: Starter Allowance for 3-year-olds and upward going 7 furlongs on the widener turf
#11 Ahead of Plan faces winners for the first time in his career after winning at the Maiden Claiming level. Hopefully he can start to live up to the hype of the $475,000 purchase that he was sold for in 2018. #12 Bourbon Currency ran at this level back in June where he finished fourth. Looking at his past races, he’s better going shorter, and this race should fit him perfectly as he looks for his second win in a row.
Race 8: Joseph A Gimma Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs on the dirt
#4 No Mo’ Spending has shown plenty of progression throughout the summer for the connections. This is a big step up, but she has room to take the next step forward. #6 Stimulus Check dominated in a short field after getting away a step slow out of the gate. She had no problem winning in her debut and doing so in style for Gregg Matties who owns and trains.
Race 9: $30,000 Maiden Claiming for New York-bred 3-year-olds and upward going 6 furlongs on the dirt
#6 Liquor will try the Claiming ranks for the first time in his career. One of his best attributes is he only has two races under his belt with plenty of room for improvement. #8 Imperio D may be the most frustrating Maiden in the country. He consistently finishes second or third and and inevitably shows talent every time. This field is so bad, I simply can’t throw him out.
$2 Pick 4 (Races 6-9) 4,10 / 10,11 / 4,6 / 6,8 – $32
Belmont Park October 1, 2020
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