Nick Shiambouros returns with three selections from the outstanding card at Belmont Park...
"He has come back a much stronger four-year-old, and has been handled beautifully by trainer George Weaver"
Rockette to power home
Race 3 19:24 Belmont Park - Frank's Rockette
Frank's Rockette should go close in this interesting Grade 3.
This filly beat a field of $100k optional claimers in great style at Churchill Downs in May.
She made most of the running, and drew right away in the closing stages to win with complete authority. Last year she finished second in both the Grade 1 Spinaway and Frizette.
This is rock solid form, and should be more than good enough to take this. She was been working brilliantly ahead of this assignment, and will be surprised if she is beaten. Anything around 2.01/1 will do.
Vekoma for Met Mile glory
Race 9 22:47 Belmont Park - Vekoma
Vekoma is my idea of the winner of this historic Grade 1.
This smart colt won the Grade 1 Carter over this course last month. He took the lead in the straight, and pulled clear to win in great style. This was a superb effort from this likeable individual. He has come back a much stronger four-year-old, and has been handled beautifully by trainer George Weaver.
This looks like a tough renewal with the likes of McKinzie and Code of Honor in the race, but feel he is up to the task. At present he is trading at 3.45 on the exchange but BSP is recommended.
Tacitus to deliver
Race 11 23:51 Belmont Park - Tacitus
Tacitus should get his head in front in this Grade 2 over 10 furlongs on the main track.
This talented individual has not won since taking the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct last spring. He contested all the major three-year-old races last season, including the Kentucky Derby where he finished fourth.
He has frustrated trainer Bill Mott, but this represents an excellent opportunity for him to get back on the winning thread. At present he is trading at 2.588/5 which is about right.
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NICK’S WEEKLY P/L
2020 Overall: +44.63
This week so far....
Back Frank’s Rockette Race 3 at 2.01/1 in the 19:32 at Belmont Park
Back Vekoma Race 9 at BSP in the 22:47 at Belmont Park
Tacitus Race 11 at 2.588/5 in the 23:51 at Belmont Park