Race of the Day, May 23
Belmont Park, Turf, Maiden Claiming $65K, 1 1/16 miles, Purse: $50K
Four questions for the 4th at Belmont:
1. Will In Speight Ofital like the turf? He has some nice back performances on the turf, including two second place finishers. It was a long time ago, but the prowess could very well be there and puts him in the mix.
2. Will Romans Paradise improve again? He’s coming off the best race of her career, and on paper, looks poised to improve again with a class drop. If he does, she may be very hard to beat.
3. Will Ahead of the Curve appreciate the class relief and will it be enough? His trainer excels with this top of drop. If he’s sharp at this level, he still might be slower than either Corinthian Summer or Romans Paradise. So, he’ll need to perform well and also have the other not perform well.
4. Does Corinthian Summer have an excuse for that last race? He had trouble and was steadied in the stretch, but only lost by 1 length. Still, it was a slow race overall, and he’ll likely need to find a new turf top to win.
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