Thursday Racing Picks: Belmont Park

Expert picks and analysis for Thursday's card at Belmont Park

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Thu, July 9, 10:09 AM

We’ve got a nine race card to look forward to today at Belmont and our handicapper has three recommended wagers for you to get stuck into.

Race 3 – PICK: SETTING THE MOOD (9/2 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG

All eyes will be on Ebony here who had some really smart stakes form over in France for Jean-Claude Rouget and she’ll be tough to beat if at 100% on her first start for the Motion team. However, we’re going to take a chance she might take some time to acclimatise and side with the unexposed Todd Pletcher inmate Setting The Mood. The selection was impressive when winning her maiden two starts ago and we can forgive a slightly lacklustre effort last time out at this track. She’s got plenty of potential about her and can get back on the winning curve here.

Race 4 – PICK: BELLEZA (3/1 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG

Linda Rice’s Belleza is the one to side with in race four despite having an absence to overcome. The form this four-year-old showed on her second start last year sets the standard in this race and a reproduction of that on her belated reappearance makes her the one to beat. Allure Fortune would be a big danger on the form of her debut last year but ran very disappointingly first time up in 2020 and there are now doubts over her.

Race 7 – PICK: ASSIDUOUSLY (6/1 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG

No Word is the morning line favorite here and there’s no doubt he’ll be involved in the finish, but the value looks to lie here with Chad Brown’s Assiduously. The lightly raced three-year-old looked in need of the run first time out this season when third at Tampa in April and it’s anticipated that he’ll improve on that with the application of blinkers today.

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