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Tuley's Thoroughbred Takes for races on Saturday, May 29

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

May 29, 2021 03:18 AM

There’s no possible Triple Crown this year, but Team Tuley continues to look for value from coast to coast.

Last Saturday, our friend Ed Sehon gave out the Late Pick 4 at Belmont ($102.87, chalky but a win’s a win), I had Get Smokin ($10.80 Win payoff at 4-1) in the Seek Again Stakes at Belmont and added Going Global ($3.60 Win payoff at 4-5) in the Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita in my 1/ST BET A.I. Pick of the Week (see for that weekly pick in addition to other plays).

This Saturday, we’re finding what we hope are solid plays as Sehon has two spot plays and a Pick 4 at Belmont (though he dropped an exacta box after scratches), Rampart race & sports book manager Duane Colucci added a spot play at Belmont plus his take on the Pick 4 on Saturday morning while I have a play each from Gulfstream and Santa Anita.

Good luck today (and every day!).


Belmont Race No. 3 (2:02 p.m. ET/11:02 a.m. PT)

Ed Sehon likes #4 First Captain (6-5 morning line). “Late-blooming, 3-year-old son of the mighty Curlin went to my DRF Watch List immediately following his debut Maiden Special Weights triumph five weeks ago. Colt stretches out to one-turn mile for Shug McGaughey after earning a superior 93 Beyer Speed Rating at seven furlongs. Jose Ortiz retains mount. I’ll be the first to salute captain’s repeat victory. Wager: Win.”


Belmont Race No. 5 (3:02 p.m. ET/12:02 p.m. PT)

Ed Sehon liked a 3-6-9-10 exacta box overnight, but is dropping it as 9 & 10 were scratched Saturday morning.


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

Ed Sehon likes #6 Bronx Bomber (5-2 morning line). “This 5-year-old gelded NY-bred son of Take Charge Indy has been knocking at the door for conditioner Rudy Rodriquez since being claimed in January, losing each sprint by a neck. No one gets runners to winner’s circle more often than Irad Ortiz Jr. Bambino slams home run today. Wager: Win.”


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

Ed Sehon likes the following $.50 Pick 4 (cost $30)

Race 7: 3,4,6,8,16 (5,9 & 11 scratched)

Race 8: 2,5,9,10 (3 scratched)

Race 9: 5

Race 10: 4,6,14 (1,3 scratched)


Duane Colucci likes the following $.50 Pick 4 (cost $24)

Race 7: 3,6,14,16

Race 8: 5,7,8,9

Race 9: 8

Race 10: 4,6,13


Belmont Race No. 9 (5:12 p.m. ET/2:12 p.m. PT)

Duane Colucci likes #8 Safe Conduct (6-1 morning line, probably lower after other scratches). “This colt ran super in a wire-to-wire victory over this course early this month. Since the victory, two bullet workouts ensure fitness. Trainer Phil Serpe and jockey Jose Lezcano team up for a whopping 44% win rate and a $16.41 ROI over a nine-race sample. Come and catch him if you can. Bet #8 to Win.”


Gulfstream Race No. 11 (5:35 p.m. ET/2:35 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #7 Loriloupies (10-1 morning line) in the $75,000 Musical Romance Stakes. “There are some others in this 6 1/2-furlong sprint with early speed, but none as consistent as this 4-year old filly. She’s stepping up in class, but I think she can wire this field under Emisael Jaramillo (20% with early types and 23% in sprints). Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. is good at placing his horses and is 27% with those that won their last race and 25% with horses off a layoff of 46-90 days. Anything around 10-1 is a bargain. Wager: Win & Place.”


Santa Anita Race No. 4 (5:41 p.m. ET/2:41 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #1 Queen Stormborn (6-1 morning line). “Assuming this 4-year-old filly breaks well from the inside post, I don’t see who’s going to keep up with her. I also like the fact she’s shortening up from 6 1/2 furlongs to 6 furlongs as that should help her hold off these others as she’s given up late leads in each of her last two races. We also get a seven-pound weight break with apprentice jockey Juan Espinoza, and that should also help.” Wager: Win (Place only if she drifts up to 10-1).”


Note: also check out our A.I. Pick of the Week at as we’ve gone 7-for-13 since taking over the feature for a nice ROI of $2.77 for every $2 wagered to Win. There are also more plays from 1ST/BET handicappers on that page at

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