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Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park Picks for September 16, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park Picks for September 16, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets 🚀 returns in a BIG way this week! We are live with two brand new fall meets, as we return to Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. We are counting down the weeks until the Breeders’ Cup, and these two meets will bring tons of excitement along the way!

Also included below: my 9-race preview of Belmont Park, 8-race preview of Churchill Downs, and 8-race preview of Gulfstream Park!

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Belmont Park September 16, 2021

Race 6: $80,000 Allowance Optional Claiming for 3-year-old fillies going 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the widener turf

#6 Sport Model has won three straight races, and has looked like a star on the grass. The only race she lost, was back in April when she lost Junior Alvarado. #7 Misspell makes her way from Woodbine, where she ran in a stakes race last time out. Prior to that effort, she finished second at this level on opening weekend at Saratoga.

Race 7: $40,000 Claiming for 3-year-olds and upward going 6 furlongs on the dirt

Linda Rice brings #1 Clench and #1A Happy Farm to the track, as they make their first starts off of the claim. Happy Farm is easily the more talented of the two runners. #4 Free Enterprise won his last race, but did it in Chad Brown’s barn. He will look to make it three wins in a row overall, as Jeff Englehart takes over.

Race 8: $80,000 Allowance Optional Claiming for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs) on the inner turf

#2 Temple only has one win on his resume dating back to the beginning 2020. I thought his Lure Stakes performance was much better than the running lines would suggest. #6 Kinenos won in this very race back in April for Brad Cox. Since that win, he’s finished off the board in two stakes races here at Belmont Park.

Race 9: $40,000 Maiden Claiming for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/16 miles (8 1/2 furlongs) on the widener turf

#2 Mondeuse has been extremely close to winning on multiple occasions. Maybe a simple barn switch will help her get to the winners’ circle. #10 Bella Principessa didn’t finish too far behind Mondeuse when they faced each other on August 5. They have pretty similar resumes on paper and on the track.

THE TICKET

$3 Pick 4 (Races 6-9) 6,7 / 1-1A,4 / 2,6 / 2,10 – $48

50¢ Pick 4 (Races 6-9) 3,6,7,8 / 1,2,4 / 1,2,4,6 / 2,10 – $48

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Ricky’s Rockets: Belmont Park

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