Tuley's Thoroughbred Takes for races of Saturday, May 22

By Dave Tuley  (VSiN.com senior reporter) 

May 22, 2021 04:14 AM

With Medina Spirit coming up short in the Preakness last Saturday, there’s no chance for a Triple Crown this year, but Team Tuley continues to look for value from coast to coast.

My friend Ed Sehon and I post two Saturday spot plays apiece overnight Friday, plus Sehon added a Pick 4 at Belmont Park. After Saturday’s early scratches, Sehon updated his Pick 4 while Rampart race & sports book manager Duane Colucci added his take on Belmont’s Late Pick 4 and added a Pick 4 at Santa Anita.

Good luck today (and every day!).


Belmont Race No. 4 (2:33 p.m. ET/11:33 a.m. PT)

Ed Sehon likes a four-horse exacta box. “There are several standouts in the ultra-competitive turf mile allowance, setting up a juicy payday for those willing to stretch outside the chalk box. Here’s my play: Box #1 Princess Fawzia (6-1 morning line), #4 Saratoga Affair (8-1), #7 Candy Flower (12-1) and #8 Windfall Profit (2-1).”


Belmont Race No. 6 (3:34 p.m. ET/12:34 p.m. PT)

Ed Sehon likes #7 Rogue Leader (6-1 morning line). “After two ho-hum efforts, under-appreciated trainer Jorge Abreu decides to geld grandson of Uncle Mo, treat him with Lasix and stretch him out a furlong vs. state-bred turf sprinters. Talented Manny Franco retains the mount. Look for this rogue to be on the lead early. Wager: Win & Place.”


Belmont Races Nos. 7-10 (4:06 p.m. ET/1:06 p.m. PT)

Ed Sehon likes the following $0.50 Pick 4  (cost $64)

Race 7: 1A,3,5,7 (6 scratched)

Race 8: 1,6 (7 scratched)

Race 9: 5,6,7,10

Race 10: 1,2,6,9 (8 scratched)


Duane Colucci likes the following $0.50 Pick 4  (cost $54)

Race 7: 1A,3,5,7 (6 scratched)

Race 8: 1,3,8

Race 9: 6,7,10

Race 10: 1,2,9 (8 scratched)


Belmont Race No. 8 (4:40 p.m. ET/1:40 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #2 Beautiful Karen (15-1 morning line). “This 4-year-old filly has been off since January when she had her worst career race. She certainly has the right to rebound from that outing with the layoff and could be the speed of the speed to steal this if she breaks on top. Wager: Win & Place.”


Belmont Race No. 9 (4:40 p.m. ET/1:40 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #5 Get Smokin (15-1 morning line) in the $100,000 Seek Again Stakes. “There’s no real speed demon in this race and this 4-year-old gelding could inherit the lead. Get Smokin has a class edge on most of these as he’s dropping from graded stakes company into this ungraded stakes. I also like that this is his best distance as two of his three career wins are at a mile. Wager: Win & Place.”


Santa Anita Races Nos. 6-9 (6:48 p.m. ET/3:48 p.m. PT)

Duane Colucci likes the following $0.50 Pick 4  (cost $64)

Race 6: 1,6,7,8

Race 7: 6,7

Race 8: 1,2,6,9

Race 9: 2,3,7,8


Note: also check out our A.I. Pick of the Week at vsin.com/horses as we’ve gone 6-or-12 since taking over the feature for a nice ROI of $2.70. There are also more plays from 1ST/BET handicappers on that page at vsin.com/horses.

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