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Horse Racing Plays by Earl for Saturday, July 4, 2020

by Earl Campbell | July 4, 2020 |

Belmont Park

Race 3 Victory Stakes Р#1 Frank’s Rockette

Trainer Bill Mott has travelled well with this 3-year old filly.  In 7 career races, she has 3 wins and 4 second place finishes.  This horse is training with faster speeds than any horse in the race and if they let her get out on the front, they absolutely will not catch her.  She just ran 4F in 46.80, which was the best of 45 other horses running on that day.  You will not get much as far as odds but a winner we should easily get! 

Race 9 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap – #5 Code of Honor

All the hype coming in will be on McKinzie, rightfully so as Bob Baffert and Mike Smith have this superhorse a winner of half of his 16 career races but when it comes to Belmont, #5 Code of Honor is the horse to watch.  He has ran at Belmont Park 4 times and won 3 of the 4 races including two Grade 1 Stakes and two Grade 3 Stakes.  We think Code of Honor can get it done today and upset McKinzie.   

Los Alamitos

Race 6 Los Alamitos Derby – #3 Thousands Words

This Bob Baffert 3-year old colt last ran in April at the Oaklawn Stakes, where he finished in 11th place.  Not a good showing for a horse that started off his career with 3 straight wins BUT if you watch the race below, you will understand why. He nearly fell on his face out of the gate and ended up last place. They gave him some time off and worked with him and now, his workouts are sharp.  He has already won a Grade 2 stakes here at Los Alamitos and seems to really like this track.  Look for the connection of Baffert and Flavien Prat to get the job done and put this horse back on the right track. 

Race 8 Great Lady M Stakes – #1 Bellafina

The Simon Callaghan trained filly will make her 3rd start of 2020 and will be looking for back-to-back winners.  She won her last start at Santa Anita in the Desert Stormer Stakes and we look for an even stronger performance in this spot, where she is coming off the rail and has the ability to either set the pace or wait and see who goes to the front. 

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