Belmont Park Friday Race Schedule
If you’re heading to Belmont Park on Friday June 7th or just want to practice your good luck before wagering on Saturday’s 2013 Belmont Stakes, Friday’s Belmont Park race schedule is packed with exciting action that’s sure to get you in that New York racing state of mind!
Race 6 Mariensky Stakes: 3:38pm
The 2013 Mariensky Stakes is a $100,000 1 1/16 mile turf race for three-year-old and up fillies and mares that have not won a graded sweepstakes race on turf in 2013. The Mariensky Stakes has drawn seven contenders with three more main track only eligible entries.
Trainer Christophe Clement entered both Naples Bay with 3/1 odds and Team with 10/1 odds. If the rain prohibits the race from being run on the inner turf as planned, Christophe Clement stated Naples Bay will be scratched.
2013 Mariensky Post Positions & Odds
1 Naples Bay 3/1 Lezcano/Clement
2 Team 10/1 Rosario/Clement
3 Silver Screamer 6/1 Castellano/Clement
4 Sweet and Lovely 15/1 Prado/Wilkes
5 Peace Preserver 8/5 Velazquez/Pletcher
6 Sure Route 5/1 Alvarado/Jacobson
7 Scampering 8/1 Saez/McgGaughey
8 Sea Island 7/5 Rosario/McGaughey
9 Royal Lahaina 6/1 Ortiz/Rodriguez
10 Natalie Victoria 5/1 Castellano/Levine
Race 9 Jaipur Stakes: 5:11pm
The 2013 Jaipur Stakes is a $150,000 seven-furlong turf race for three-year-olds and up. Mr. Commons is everyone’s favorite at the moment but his connections are leery about his post position on the rail. We like six-year-old Beau Choix for the 2013 Jaipur Stakes. Beau Choix has 9/5 odds and will break from post position #2 right next to Mr. Commons.
2013 Jaipur Stakes Post Positions & Odds
1 Mr. Commons 9/5 Saez/Shirreffs
2 Beau Choix 9/2 Velasquez/Tagg
3 Night Officer 12/1 Rosario/Brown
4 Spring to The Sky 12/1 Castellano/Brown
5 Big Screen 5/1 Ortiz, Jr./Albertrani
6 Summer Breezing 6/1 Lezcano/Clement
7 Next Question 6/1 Maragh/Trobetta
8 Artest 20/1 Stevens/Nihei
9 Joes Blazing Aaron 12/1 Velazquez/Kenneally
10 Politically Correct 6/1 Rosario/Ward
11 Reload 3/1 Rosario/McGaughey
12 Souper Speedy 2/1 Lezcano/Albertrani
Race 10 Brooklyn Handicap: 5:45pm
The 2013 Brooklyn Handicap is a $200,000 handicap for three-year-olds and upward on 1 ½ mile dirt track. Ruler on Ice has my attention with 8/1 odds mostly because I like his name. He seems a bit unpredictable and sketchy, which I like. I also like Fast Falcon with 7/2 odds. He finished 2nd in his last two races and is said to be ready to roll!
2013 Brooklyn Handicap Post Positions & Odds
1 Birdrun 12/1 Alvarado/Mott
2 Keep Me Informed 20/1 Maragh/Toscano, Jr.
3 Quick Casablanca 4/1 Rosario/Clement
4 Calidoscopio 5/2 Gryder/Puype
5 Percussion 3/1 Velazquez/Pletcher
6 Fast Falcon 7/2 Lezcano/Zito
7 Flashy Sunrise 20/1 Saez/Stewart
8 Ruler On Ice 8/1 Ortiz, Jr./Breen