Belmont Park (seen here) is hosting its final GI race of the Spring/Summer meet in the GI, $600,000, Man o’ War Stakes for 4yo & up, going 1 3/8 mile out on the outer turf course!
7 fine turfers have gather for this final big graded stakes event, so let’s meet them!
Post #, Horse, M/L Odds
1. Mission Approved at 5/1
2. Bearpath at 8/1
3. Boisterous at 6/1
4. Al Khali at 8/1
5. Gio Ponti at 2/1
6. Nownownow at 15/1
7. Cape Blanco at 5/2
Our Picks are 7,5,4,1 in a boxed exacta with the 2 in your tri’s and super’s!
Some semi-descent past performance info is at this link below!
2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom (seen here) returned home to Fair Hill today after some 4th of July weekend surgery on two fractures that will put he on-ice for the remainder of the 2011 3yo season!
On June 30, Animal Kingdom had two screws inserted to repair a slab fracture of the left hock as well as an additional hairline fracture in the site of the original one.
So no B/C Classic run for this top-rated 3yo this year and that 3yo eclipse award is in much jeopardy now too!
Mission Approved was bested by just a neck in this contest a year ago by Gio Ponti, in their first match up but Mission Approved turned the tables over a very soggy GI Manhattan course here on Belmont Stakes day last month!
This sets the table for a “rubber-match” situation for these two on Saturday!
Other contenders are Cape Blanco, Aidan O’Brien’s big euro turfer!
Bearpath, Al Khali, Boisterous and Nownownow are also entered in this big time turfing event!
Click “Here” for an inside look at all these entries!