Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Saturday (6-5)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

June 5, 2021 03:01 AM

Belmont Park Race 11 - Post time: 6:49 ET

7-Rock Your World (9/2)

Was supposed to be on the lead – or at least very close to it – when second choice in the Kentucky Derby-G1, but whatever chance he may have had went out the window two strides leaving of the gate when he was squeezed back, bobbled, and found himself near the rear of the 19-runner field in the opening furlong. We’re tossing the race out. This time, with just seven other runners to contend with, the son of Candy Ride will hopefully leave cleanly and establish the running, just as he did when trouncing the Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit in the Santa Anita Derby-G1 two races back. A sizzling five furlong workout last week in :58 2/5 seconds (before galloping out seven furlongs in 1:25 and change) tells that J. Rosario won’t be waiting around for anybody when the latch is sprung. 

Belmont Park Race 12 - Post time: 7:34 ET

2-Runaway Rumour (5-1)

The trouble line in the past performance chart last month for her debut does not do her justice and should read: “broke poorly and quickly fell back to trail, advanced on her own courage midway to move within range to the head of the lane while saving ground, found plenty of room when angling outside entering the upper stretch and then gobbled up the leaders with an electric turn of foot to win going away while being eased up in the closing stages.”  Today, the daughter of Flintshire gets an extra furlong to work with appears capable of winning right back at a decent price.

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