Belmont Park and Santa Anita Lead the Big Stakes Racing Schedule Saturday
The Terrific Race Place has a huge horse racing card Saturday with 7 stakes races headlined by the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. The wagering deal with at Santa Anita Park will be the best since the track resumed and resumed racing May15 The top-4 finishers from the field of seven in the Santa Anita Derby will received qualifying points (100-40-20-10) to the rescheduled Kentucky Derby Sept. 5.
Numerous great wagering opportunities with weekend horse racing lining up 3 graded stakes at Santa Anita and four graded stakes in a row Saturday at Belmont Park. This weekend at Belmont marks the fifth anniversary of American Pharoah’s legendary Triple Crown win. The 2020 Belmont Stakes is set for June 20 and the very first leg of this year’s Triple Crown. The 1 1/2 mile “Test of the Champ” has been reduced to 1 1/8 miles this year with more fitness instructors thinking about the race for their 3-year-old colts.
Horse handicappers and bettors like much deeper race cards and fields, and Belmont delivers in those 4 races that are part of Saturday’s mandatory payment for the Empire Pick 6. The prize carryover is more than $100,000 Also, the New York City Racing Association (NYRA) and Churchill Downs partner Saturday for the Cross Nation Select 5, a wager with a.50- cent minimum on 3 races at Belmont Park (7, 8, 9) and 2 at Churchill Downs (9, 10).
Throughout the country in California, the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) for 3-year-old fillies drew just four runners. The preferred Swiss Skydiver (6/5) is plainly in front and on top of the points leaderboard for the Sept. 4 Kentucky Oaks (G1). That’s not a great betting race, however the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup likewise drew a much shorter field of six yet has higher reward potential.
Horse Racing Nation’s Super Screener lists Significantly (6/1) as leading value and competitor in the Hollywood Gold Cup to remove the vulnerable preferred Higher Power (9/5). The Screener makes Midcourt (2/1) the horse to beat.
Enjoy and wager in the Santa Anita Derby, which will be telecasted on TVG‘s “Trackside Live” and simulcast on NBCSN. The big Belmont graded stakes races will belong to TVG‘s protection and on the networks below.
Saturday, June 6: 2: 30 -3 p.m. ET on FS2; 3-8 p.m. ET on FS1; 4-6 p.m. ET on NBC; 6-7: 30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; post time varies on TVG.
In the 1 1/8 mile Santa Anita Derby (G1), it’s chalk again and a 2 horse race in between Bob Baffert-trained Genuine (4/5) and John Shirreffs Honor A.P. (9/5), who ended up second to Genuine in the San Felipe (G2) in March. Shirreffs said his horse was not fully suitable for that race off a foot injury, and jockey Mike Smith added, “We were going into the San Felipe most likely 75-80%, if that.”
Super Screener developer and handicapper Mike Shutty says, “It will be actually tough to get past this top pair for the win.”
Take your pick, as physically maturing 3-year-olds can develop later on, and numerous horse racing insiders see Honor A.P. with some strong racing still ahead. Remember a late-developing 3-year-old named Arrogate missed out on the Triple Crown trail in2016 He made his stakes debut in the Travers at Saratoga and won by 13 lengths in setting a brand-new performance history. Arrogate then beat the terrific California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic to earn Horse of the Year honors, and started 2017 with wins in the Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup. Arrogate finished his career in 2017 with a record $174 million in incomes. Regretfully, Arrogate died this previous week at the age seven.
In 2018, Justify broke onto the scene and won the Santa Anita Derby in his stakes launching. He swept through the Classics to win the Triple Crown before retiring.
So we don’t know when the next terrific superstar will emerge, however we’re now into the summertime and previous what would have been the original Kentucky Derby date the very first Saturday of May. Ought to either Genuine or Honor A.P. win the Santa Anita Derby, they will be even higher competitors for the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby with Honor A.P. all set to delight in a longer distance.
You can wager on it.