Belmont - 21:08 - Finding Fam
Our first bet is 4-y-o filly Finding Fame, who we think will benefit vastly from the drop down to 7f.
This daughter of Empire Maker was twice an impressive winner around Gulfstream in 2020 and she has twice filled second place around this course so she evidently goes well around the track.
Her latest second saw her make a strong challenge down the outside before fading out in the final stages of the race which may point to her being a stronger filly over this trip.
That effort also came after a 100+ day break so she is entitled to step forward for that and Jose Ortiz, who partnered last night’s winner, has been booked to ride.
Santa Anita 21:00 - Bet On Mookie
Our second selection comes in the opener at Santa Anita where we are hoping Bet On Mookie can build on his debut second.
This colt is a half-brother to a 4f winner so there is no surprise he showed loads of speed on debut and if he is able to build on that effort he may prove difficult to catch - especially if Flavien Prat is able to put is gate experience to use and nick a lead from 7.
There is a form line through a horse to suggest he holds Mackinnon and he finished ahead of Hiding The Brick.