Mr. Ed's Best Bets for Saturday's Belmont Stakes and undercard

By Ed Sehon  ( handicapper) 

June 9, 2023 11:05 PM


Mr. Ed's Saturday Best Bets at Belmont

HAPPY HIGH HOLY HANDICAPPING DAY: There are only six of these on Mr. Ed’s annual racing calendar: Derby, Preakness, Travers, Breeders’ Cup (2) and the Belmont. Today’s tasty 13-race menu, including nine stakes, offers a scrumptious feast for the hungriest of horseplayers. There are marathons, sprints, stakes, claimers — all either over the grass or on the dirt. So, if you’ve come to seeking winners, you’ve arrived at the right place. Still celebrating his selection of National Treasure to go wire-to-wire three weeks ago in capturing the Preakness, today Mr. Ed serves up several solid plays for your consideration. Good luck. And remember, as VSiN’s very own Brent Musburger says, cashing tickets is what it’s all about!

Race 4 (1:06 p.m. ET/10:06 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes #1 American Law (4-1 morning line). This 5-year-old gelded son of Constitution draws favorable inner-most post for 7-furlong sprint. If his speed figure can improve just a bit, he could get away with the perfect trip. Veteran NY rider Kendrick Carmouche again gets leg up from Danny Gargan. I rest my case. Wager: $10 to Win and $2 Exacta box with 1,5,7. ($22)

Race 5 (1:44 p.m. ET/10:44 a.m. PT)

I’ll take a chance with tested #7 Filo Di Arianna (4-1 morning line) to run down even-money favorite #1 Chez Pierre in the stretch. Luis Saez rides Woodbine invader for sharp conditioner Mark Casse. Wager: $10 to Win. ($10).

Race 6 (2:22 p.m. ET/11:22 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes #5 Next (3-1 morning line). Well-traveled gelding comes to NY off solid third in return at Churchill. Low-profile connections poised to steal Brooklyn marathon off bullet work at Turfway Park. A next-out winner. Wager: $10 to Win. ($10)

Race 7 (3:02 p.m. ET/12:02 p.m. PT)

Trio stands out: #2 Search Results (4-1 morning line) for Chad Brown; #4 Secret Oath (2-1) for legendary Lukas; and chalky #6 Clairiere for Asmussen (6-5). Other three are strictly also-rans. Wager: $5 Exacta Box. ($30)


Race 9 (4:19 p.m. ET/1:19 p.m. PT)

Stretch-out puts talented #8 Arrest Me Red (6-1 morning line) in winner’s circle for top-shelf Wesley Ward-Irad Ortiz combo. Wager: $10 to Win and box him in $2 Exactas with multi-millionaire #11 Casa Creed (9-2) and classy #12 Caravel (3-1). ($22)

Mr. Ed likes a $.50 Pick 4

Race 9: 8,11,12

Race 10: 1,5,6,7,9

Race 11: 4,8

Race 12: 2,3,8 ($36)

Race 12 (7:02 p.m. ET/4:02 p.m. PT) Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes

Mr. Ed betting on three for the money: #8 Angel of Empire (7-2 morning line) for top trainer Brad Cox and excellent rider Flavien Prat. Son of Classic Empire sitting on major marathon effort. Solid works. Blinkers help seal deal. Wager: $40 to Win and $4, 3-horse Exacta Box with #2 Tapit Trice (3-1) and longshot #3 Arcangelo (8-1). ($64)


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