Belmont, Race 1, 1:05 pm ET

Race of the Day, June 5

Belmont Park

It’s finally stopped raining here at Belmont, and I think my shirt is finally dry. The track?  Sloppy.  And it looks that way.

The first at Belmont is a dirt mile for non-winners of two lifetime.  Scratch the 5.

Lemon Honey brings the fastest speed to the race and is your likely favorite.  But Please No Emails is interesting. She’s making a subtle class drop and has a win over a wet track. I’m also taking a good look at Jen’s Miracle, stretching out in her second start for Contessa.


1. Does Jen’s Miracle appreciate the stretch out?
2. Lemon Honey is the fastest. Will she like the wet track?
3. Does Please No Emails get an easy lead?


The wet track increases the risk on Lemon Honey. First race of the day will tell us about the track condition. The class drop put me on Please No Emails.