20:41 Belmont Park
Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight
Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight
Distance: 1m 0y Runners: 11
Flat AW
1m 0y
SURFACE STRIKE has shown a respectable level of form in three starts to date and looks the one to side ahead of Local Counsel and Shuffling Madness.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
7 (7)
Preternatural
Kendrick Carmouche/Christophe Clement
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 3
SP
Half-brother to Epping Forest, won four times at 5f and 6f. Third of 8 behind Charlie Mccoy beaten 4l at 15-4 on his racecourse debut at Belmont Park over 6f last month. Could go close.
1 (1)
Shuffling Madness
Manuel Franco/Gary Contessa
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 2
SP
Half-brother to Heat Check, won at 6f. Beaten 1 3/4l by Desert Lights when second of 6 at 6-1 on his racecourse debut at Belmont Park over 7f (firm) last month. One to respect.
3 (3)
One More Tom
Jose Ortiz/Dallas Stewart
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 0504
SP
Yet to place in four starts. Finished 10l behind Limation when fourth of 8 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m last month. Others have stronger claims.
4 (4)
Surface Strike
Junior Alvarado/William Mott
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 7-34
SP
Placed once in three starts. Finished 6l behind Elios Milos when fourth of 9 at 5-2 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f last month. Leading contender.
5 (5)
Local Counsel
Jose Lezcano/Mark Hennig
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 4
SP
Half-brother to Ava K., won five times between 6f and 1m. Finished 7l behind Carthon when fourth of 6 at 5-1 on his racecourse debut at Belmont Park over 1m last month. More required.
6 (6)
Odin's Steed
Joel Rosario/Charlton Baker
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 33-
SP
Placed in both starts. Third of 9 behind Violent Delights beaten 1 1/4l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Aqueduct over 1m in December last year. Holds every chance.
2 (2)
Ninja Boys
Eric Cancel/Michael Miceli
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 4
SP
Half-brother to Bullheaded Boy, won three times at 5f and 1m. Finished 4l behind Charlie Mccoy when fourth of 8 at 30-1 on his racecourse debut at Belmont Park over 6f last month. Open to improvement.
8 (8)
Zonic
Joe Bravo/Thomas Albertrani
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 822-324
SP
Placed in seven of 13 starts. Finished 9l behind Take It To Scale when fourth of 7 at 11-4 on his latest outing at Aqueduct over 1m in April. Has had enough chances.
9 (9)
Panic Attack
Pablo Fragoso/Gary Sciacca
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 522
SP
Placed twice in three starts. Beaten 5l by Carthon when second of 6 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 1m last month. Shown a good level of form.
10 (10)
Okeamo
David Cohen/Michael Miceli
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 46
SP
Unplaced in both starts. Finished 10l behind Carthon when last of 6 at 19-2 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 1m last month. Looks up against it.
11 (11)
Golconda
Rajiv Maragh/Leah Gyarmati
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 7
SP
Dam a lightly raced maiden. Beaten 17l behind Elios Milos at 70-1 when seventh of 9 on his racecourse debut at Belmont Park over 6f last month. Needs to take a big step forward.
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