Note to readers: I was all set to provide selections for Santa Anita on Friday but when I got home from work Thursday night I discovered my computer and other devices at my residence had been stolen. As you can guess this has thrown me for a loop and am unsure when I will post picks again. As we all know computers don’t grow on trees. Hopefully by the opening of Del Mar I will be back in business, but I had all my programs and stuff on that computer so it will be a little while. Thanks for reading. JN
FIRST: 1. Tammy’s Window, 2. Super Patriot, 3. Candy Swirls. LONG SHOT: Fool’s Paradise.
SECOND: 1. Miss That Kat, 2. Jack’s Diva, 33. I Belong to Becky. LONG SHOT: Handsome John.
THIRD: 1. Dukes Up, 2. Oh Man, 3. Top of the Game. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Humor.
FOURTH: 1. Desmond Doss, 2. My Journey, 3. Flicflac. LONG SHOT: Bud Knight.
FIFTH: 1. Time for Kisses, 2. Convince, 3. A Dime for Me. LONG SHOT: Miss Bennet.
SIXTH: 1. Don’t Sell, 2. Great Return, 3. G Q Covergirl. LONG SHOT: Tizanillusion.
SEVENTH: 1. For Him, 2. Rick’s Dream, 3. Market Sentiment. LONG SHOT: Nova.
EIGHTH: 1. Factorial, 2. Overdue, 3. Ultimate Bango. LONG SHOT: Hootie.
NINTH: 1. San Giorgio, 2. Wicken Fen, 3. Lil Sydney. LONG SHOT: Red Valor.
10TH: 1. Formal Dude, 2. Drink, 3. Scrambled. LONG SHOT: Union Station.
THIRD RACE (Easy Goer): 1. Outshine, 2. Alwaysmining, 3. Majid, 4. Dream Maker. LONG SHOT: Still Dreaming.
FOURTH RACE (Grade I Just A Game): 1. Beau Recall, 2. Rushing Fall, 3. Got Stormy, 4. Environs. LONG SHOT: Daddy Is a Legend.
FIFTH RACE (Grade I Ogden Phipps): 1. Escape Clause, 2. Midnight Bisou, 3. Come Dancing, 4. Mopotism. LONG SHOT: Pacific Wind.
SIXTH RACE (Grade I Jaipur): 1. World of Trouble, 2. Undrafted, 3. Dirty, 4. Belvoir Bay. LONG SHOT: Diamond Oops.
SEVENTH RACE (Grade I Acorn): 1. Cookie Dough, 2. Serengeti Empress, 3. Queen of Beas, 4. Guarana. LONG SHOT: Ce Ce.
EIGHTH RACE (Grade I Woody Stephens): 1. Honest Mischief, 2. Much Better, 3. Wendell Fong, 4. Complexity. LONG SHOT: Lexitonian.
NINTH RACE (Grade I Met Mile): 1. Prince Lucky, 2. McKenzzie, 3. Mitole, 4. Firenze Fire. LONG SHOT: Coal Front.
10TH RACE (Grade I Manhattan): 1. Channel Maker, 2. Raging Bull, 3. Bricks and Mortar, 4. Robert Bruce. LONG SHOT: Channel Cat.
11TH RACE (Grade I Belmont) : 1. Spinoff, 2. War of Will, 3. Tacitus, 4. Bourbon War. LONG SHOT: Sir Winston.
This isn’t the Belmont expected, especially with no Kentucky Derby winner or any Bob Baffert-trained horses entered. It is, what it is. Spinoff has been given time off since the Derby when he was wide throughout. If Javier Castellano can use this 3-year-old’s speed and keep close to the pace, I think he has a shot at a price. War of Will showed in the Preakness that the Derby trouble was real. Tacitus seems to be everyone’s favorite.
13TH RACE (Grade II Brooklyn): 1. Campaign, 2. Marconi, 3. Rocketry, 4. You’re to Blame. LONG SHOT: Sonneteer.
PREVIEW: Several jockeys are at Belmont Park today so jockey Florent Geroux has picked up a lot of mounts, especially for trainer Steve Asmussen, so Geroux could have a very big day. Don’t sleep on him.
NOTE: They are sloppy and off the turf in races 5 and 8. So take these picks with a grain of salt. Look for wet track pedigree.
FIRST: 1. Zyramid, 2. Nucky, 3. Halfmoon Reef. LONG SHOT: Cheeseburger.
SECOND: 1. Lunar Approach, 2.Ransomed, 3. Day by Day. LONG SHOT: Game Time Decision.
THIRD: 1. Magical, 2. Pretty Greeley, 3. Maybe Wicked. LONG SHOT: Special Relativity.
FOURTH: 1. Don’teatmycookies, 2. (Entry) Dilly Dally Darby and Estrela Cadente, 3. Indicating. LONG SHOT: Pinotage.
FIFTH: 1. Confessing (best bet), 2. Our Bay B Ruth, 3. Silver Kitten. LONG SHOT: Lady Rosalie. OFF THE TURF IGNORE PICKS
SIXTH: 1. Better Charge It, 2. Light of the World, 3. On d;Oro. LONG SHOT: Kansas City Zip.
SEVENTH: 1. Make Noise, 2. Paddock Pick, 3. Mine My Time. LONG SHOT: Brush Country.
EIGHTH: 1. Cosmic Code, 2. Be Nimble, 3. Bella Laura. LONG SHOT: Talbeya. OFF THE TURF IGNORE PICKS
NINTH: 1. Combatant, 2. Matrooh, 3. Solomini. LONG SHOT: Kershaw.
10TH: 1. Mom’s On Strike, 2. Limari, 3. Stave. LONG SHOT: Smart Emma.
11TH: 1. Ready and Rich, 2. New Frontier, 3. Admiral Brown. LONG SHOT: Not Very Gentle.
Preview: Looks like a very chalky card so go light.
FIRST RACE: 1. Aussie Fox, 2. Boru, 3. Conquest Smartee. LONG SHOT: Righful.
SECOND RACE: 1. Tiz Toffee, 2. Ciao Luna, 3. Pied N True. LONG SHOT: Cee Sam’s Girl.
THIRD RACE: 1. Bitter Ring Home, 2. Tough It Out, 3. Snazzy Dresser. LONG SHOT: Play Hard to Get.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Beleth, 2. Comical Ghost, 3. Oakland Mills. LONG SHOT: C Falls.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Foster Boi (best bet), 2. Juggles, 3. Silver Summer. LONG SHOT: Rinse and Repeat.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Morning Show, 2. Moana Luna, 3. King Jack. LONG SHOT: Dinesen.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Seranitsa, 2. Holly Hundy, 3. Maximum Rate. LONG SHOT: Hostess.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Paradise Woods, 2. La Force, 3. Tapped. LONG SHOT: Just a Smidge.
NINTH RACE: 1. Queen of Mean, 2. Pricing, 3. Jaccat. LONG SHOT: Tell It Again.
FIRST RACE: 1. Midnight Bandit, 2. Will Dance,r 3. Outlaw. LONG SHOT: Big Bad Gary.
SECOND RACE: 1. Dearborn, 2. Breezy Bee, 3. Take a Leap. LONG SHOT: Ruby Trust.
THIRD RACE: 1. Next Flight, 2. Include the Tax, 3. Cal’s Gem. LONG SHOT: Project Leader.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Rumpus Cat, 2. Captivate, 3. Dallas Skyline. LONG SHOT: Aycara.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Zusha, 2. Kaydetre, 3. Donut Girl. LONG SHOT: Battleground State.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Acclimate, 2. Holy Ghost, 3. Mongolian Greywolf. LONG SHOT: East Rand.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fire When Ready, 2. Wild Bean, 3. Satrapa. LONG SHOT: Nap Lajoie.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kris’ Wild Kat, 2. Rebel War, 3. Taste’s Legend. LONG SHOT: Moon Juice.
Note: Sorry it took so long this morning but Santa Anita didn’t post changes until late.
FIRST RACE: 1. Ameerah B, 2. Katsaros, 3. Pretty Point. LONG SHOT: Haughty Girl.