Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Belmont Park opinions for Saturday, June 5 (Races 5-11)

FIFTH RACE: 6-2-1-5

SIXTH RACE: 12-6-8-9

SEVENTH RACE: 3-5-7-6 (Heads up 1-2 are both scratched)

EIGHTH RACE: 4-11-8-7

NINTH RACE: 2-6-1-5

10TH RACE: 9-10-4-2

11TH RACE: 1. #4 Hot Rod Charlie, 2. #3 Rombauer, 3. #2 Essential Quality, 4. #7 Rock Your World. LONG SHOT: #8 Overtook.

A lot of luster has come off the race this year and the rating will be horrible but that’s life. The top three horses have proven to be at the top of the crop in 2021 and I don’t see much changing. HOT ROD CHARLIE (7-2) keeps Flavien Prat, who is riding out of his mind these days. Prat jumps off ROMBAUER (3-1), but no shame there. The interesting horse is ROCK YOUR WORLD (9-2), who lost all chance in the Derby at the start. The bomber is Overtook (20-1), a son of Curlin, and he comes up big in breeding aspects for me. 

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s recent results

SANTA ANITA MAY 31
Top choice winners: 1 (Colosi $10, fourth race, double key $39.80, cold exacta $14.80)
Second choice winners: 4 (Coast of Roan $7.60, first, reverse exacta $25.60, trifecta box $133.40, superfecta box $312.20; Perfectionistic $6, third, reverse exacta $35.40, trifecta box $219.80; Smooth Like Strait $3.40, seventh, reverse exacta $10.20; Country Grammer $5.60, exacta box $18.20)
Third choice winners: 2 (Kahuna Magic $28.40, second, exacta box $47.80, trifecta box $190, superfecta box $355.60; Thrilling $13.80, fifth, double key $85.20)
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 30
Top choice winners: 3 (Rock N Rye, second race, $12.80, double key $43.80, exacta key $258.40, trifecta key $677.80, superfecta key $1,864.10; Circleofchampions $7.60, third, cold daily double $50.40, Unthrottled $4, cold daily double $16.60, cold pick 3 $100.20, exacta key $9.40, trifecta key $19.20)
Second choice winners: 1 (Midnight Mystery $8, first, exacta box $16.40)
Third choice winners: 2 (Keep Dancing $6.40, seventh, exacta box $24.20, trifecta box $76; Crazy Beautiful $4.60, eighth, exacta box $5.20, trifecta box $7.20)
Long shot winners: 1 (Miss Carousel $9.60, fifth)

SANTA ANITA MAY 29
Top choice winners: 2 (Sharapova $6.20, second race, exacta key $15, trifecta key $83.40, superfecta key $127.90; Scary Fast Smile $4.40, sixth, exacta key $13.60, trifecta key $67.40)
Second choice winners: 2 (Dylans Wild Cat $3.80, third, reverse exacta $10.40, trifecta box $23.80; Bombard $3.40, fifth, exacta box $14.20, trifecta box $45.80)
Third choice winners: 3 (Award Winner $15.40, seventh, exacta box $74.40, trifecta box $155.40, double key $35.20; Magic On Tap $13.20, eighth, exacta box $58.80, trifecta $122.60; No Foolery Here $6.80, ninth)
Long shot winners: 1 (Fuente $40.20, first, exacta box $70.60, trifecta box $190.80)

SANTA ANITA MAY 28
Top choice winners: 0
Second choice winners: 3 (Lalic $4.60, third race, exacta box $36.80; Clearly Gone $4, fifth, exacta box $11.20, trifecta box $45.60; Katia $4, sixth, reverse exacta $14.40, trifecta box $113.20, superfecta box $237.40)
Third choice winners: 3 (Exalted Joy $8.40, second, exacta box $19.20, trifecta box $14.40; Onenightstandards $6.80, seventh, exacta box $24.80; Promise Nothing $6.20, eighth, exacta box $21.20, trifecta box $77, superfecta $82.60) 
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 16
Top choice winners: 1 (Mount Pelliar $6.40, fifth race, double key $18)
Second choice winners: 3 (Joe Don Looney $4.40, third; Mr. Impossible $6.40, sixth, reverse exacta $22.20; Tobacco Road $4.60, eighth, exacta box $36, trifecta box $88.20)
Third choice winners: 2 (Rakassah $6.20, second, exacta box $15.20, trifecta box $47; Predictable Tully $4.80, fourth, exacta box $10.80, trifecta box $41.80, superfecta box $50.50)
Long shot winners: 0

SANTA ANITA MAY 15
Top choice winners: 2 (Fi Fi Phahroah $5.60, fourth race, double key $13.60; Big Andy $7.40, seventh, double key $14.60, cold exacta $58.80, trifecta box $484.40)
Second choice winners: 5 (Synthesis $3.60, second, exacta box $16.20, The Chosen Vron $3.20, third, reverse exacta $5, trifecta box $11.80; Heywoods Beach $9.60, fifth, reverse exacta $19.60, trifecta box $85.40; Liar Liar $4.20, sixth, exacta box $14.20, trifecta box $51.40; Good With People $4.20, ninth)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 1 (Flashiest $23, first)

PIMLICO MAY 15 (Races 8-13)
Top choice winners: 1 (Rombauer $25.60, 13th, double key $105.40)
Second choice winners: 2 (T D Dance $3.80, eighth, reverse exacta $17.60; Chub Wagon $4.40, ninth, exacta box $14.80, trifecta box $84.40, superfecta box $88.70)
Third choice winners: 0
Fourth choice winners: 1 (Somelikeithotbrown $7.60, 12th, exacta box $90.80, trifecta box $786.80)
Long shot winners: 1 (Firecrow $21.60, 10th, exacta box $92, trifecta box $334.20)

SANTA ANITA MAY 14
Top choice winners: 2 (Saving Sophie $8.80, second race, exacta box $18.20, trifecta box $41.60; Enough Nonsense $4.80, fifth, double key $8.80, exacta key $16, trifecta key $47.80, superfecta key $63.60)
Second choice winners: 0
Third choice winners: 5 (Irish Heatwave $5.60, first, exacta box $22.20; One Flew South $6.80, third, double key $46.20, exacta box $13.60, trifecta box $93.80, superfecta box $95.60; Omg It’s Jessica $4, exacta box $7.40, trifecta box $13.80; Itsthattime $5, double key $14.60, exacta box $12.40; Luck Be Mine $12.20, eighth, exacta box $33.60)
Long shot winners: 0

PIMLICO MAY 14 (Races 12-13)
Top choice winners: 1 (Army Wife $11, 13th, double key $64)
Second choice winners: 0
Third choice winners: 0
Fourth choice winners: 1 (Last Judgment $11.80, 12th, exacta box $71.60, trifecta box $195)
Long shot winners: 0

Good luck. Stay safe.

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