Tag Archives: Belmont Fall 09

“High on Grass” – NJ Derek Has Good News and Bad News

Please welcome Derek Brown (aka NJ Derek) to WirePlayers as a contributing handicapper.  He’s a kindred spirit as he loves betting the lawn. Here’s his take on this weekend’s turf racing action. The good news is this weekend is a … Continue reading

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Bowling for Green at Belmont

The marquee race on Belmont’s opening day card for the fall meet is the Grade II Bowling Green Handicap at 11 furlongs (1 and 3/8 miles) on the inner turf. WINCHESTER appears the most likely winner; his form is solid … Continue reading

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Loose Interpatation – “Super Saturday” Recap

Belmont Park offered a great day of races on Saturday to say the least. While normally considered a big event with one just Grade 1 race on the card, NYRA’s “Super Saturday” featured five. Heavy downpours forced handicappers to adjust … Continue reading

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My Own Private Breeders’ Cup

There was a time Belmont’s fall meet was the end of year championship. Over the past 25 years, the Breeders’ Cup has relegated Belmont’s prestigious fall meet to a series of BC prep races, at best.  This year’s fall meet … Continue reading

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Gallant Bloom – Indian Blessing by a Nose

Saturday’s Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park was a thriller, with Indian Blessing and Sara Louise racing neck and neck down the stretch. Unfortunately, I had pinned my hopes on Sara Louise but she was unable get by Indian … Continue reading

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Preview – G2 Gallant Bloom Handicap

The $150K, 6.5 furlong, G2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont on Saturday is a Breeder’s Cup “Win and You’re In” race for the Filly and Mare Sprint.  Does anybody care?  Not me, I’m concerned about how to bet the race. … Continue reading

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Garden City Recap – Good News, Bad News

In last Saturday’s Garden City Stakes at Belmont we were proven correct in our skepticism of Gozzip Girl at 2-5 odds.  Her off the board finish was good news as we were playing against her short price based on the layoff and yielding turf conditions. … Continue reading

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Preview – Garden City G1

Today’s 8th race at Belmont is the Grade 1 $300K Garden City Stakes for three-year old fillies at 1 and 1/8 miles on the inner turf.  With all the rain in the New York area, the turf track will likely … Continue reading

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