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Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Belmont Park, Lone Star Park and Santa Anita Park Picks for May 31, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Belmont Park, Lone Star Park and Santa Anita Park Picks for May 31, 2021


#RickysRockets🚀 on a MONDAY AFTERNOON! That’s what we have in store for everyone as we celebrate Memorial Day with some horse racing. For the first time ever, we head to Lone Star Park to cover five stakes races on the card, highlighted by the Sexton Mile (G3). We also head back to Santa Anita for the first time in months, to cover three (G1) races as well. It’s a fantastic day of racing to close out a fantastic May all around the country.

Also included below: my 10-race preview of Belmont Park, 11-race preview of Lone Star Park, 9-race preview of Santa Anita Park!

Best of luck!

Belmont Park May 31, 2021

Race 7: Mike Lee Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds and upward going 7 furlongs on the dirt

#2 Market Alert has been a little hit and miss lately, most notably his race in the New York Stallion Series last month. He ran one of the worst races of his life, and will quickly look to rebound here. #6 River Dog has only run once in his career, but that race was utterly dominant. Jose Ortiz gets aboard what could be a monster this year.

Race 8: Kingston Stakes for New York-bred 4-year-olds and upward going 1 1/16 miles (8 1/2 furlongs) on the dirt OFF TURF

TURF RUNNERS HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED! WILL BE USING: #6 CONTROL GROUP and #10 Vintage Hollywood!

Race 9: Critical Eye Handicap for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-year-olds and upward going 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt

#4 Mrs. Orb got her first win for the first time since 2019 for Michael Micelli, and I think she’s going to make it two in a row here. #9 Good Credence has been fantastic when running here at Belmont. In six career starts over this turf course, she’s finished in the money in five of them. Her biggest question mark is: Is this too far for her?

Race 10: $40,000 Maiden Claiming for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-year-olds and upward going 6 furlongs on the dirt OFF TURF

TURF RUNNERS HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED! WILL BE USING: #14 QUANTITATIVBREEZIN and #16 NOT A TRACE!

THE TICKET

$3 Pick 4 (Races 7-10) 2,6 / 6,10 / 4,9 / 14,16 – $48

50¢ Pick 4 (Races 7-10) 2,6 / 5,6,10 / 4,8,9 / 7,14,16  – $27

For my full card plays, featuring race-by-race analysis, my top four picks for each race, and full-card multi-race wagers, check out my product below:

Ricky’s Rockets: Belmont Park

Ricky’s Rockets: Lone Star Park

Ricky’s Rockets: Santa Anita Park

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