Free Picks For Belmont Park - 6/18/20

Race 1 at Belmont Park on Thursday is a 1 mile and 1/16 Maiden special weight for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $64,000 and field of seven. 2 Sky Queen has placed in one of two starts when finishing second in her most recent outing in March at the aqueduct. 4 Thankful has four victories in races of between 5 furlongs and 1 mile and looks to bounce back from a poor outing. 6 So Darn Hot has placed in each of her two starts, finished third in her most recent outing last month, and could shed her maiden tag today. 6 So Darn Hot to win, Exacta 6-2

Race 2 at Belmont Park on Thursday is a 1-mile claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $27,000 and field of 11. 3 Prince Of New York has won at 1 mile and was second in his most recent outing in March. 7 Violent Delights has a victory at one mile, finished third in his most recent outing in March, and cannot be overlooked by the others. 9 Sneads has a victory at one mile, finished fifth in his most recent outing in March but can't be dismissed amongst this group. 3 Prince of New York to win, Exacta 3-7

Race 3 on Thursday at Belmont Park is a 5 furlong Maiden special weight for 2-year-olds with a purse of $53,000 and field of eight. 2 Kokopelli has five victories in races of between five and six furlongs and deserves a look. 5 Going Going Gone has two victories in races between one mile and one mile and one furlong and has displayed strong workouts of late. 6 Make Mischief has two victories in races of between five and six furlongs and is debuting for the first time at this venue after a $285,000 price tag. 6 Make Mischief to win, Exacta 6-2

Race 4 at Belmont Park on Thursday is a 1 mile and 1/16 claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $30,000 and field of eight. 1 Chief Know It All has 10 victories in races of between six furlongs and 1 mile and three furlongs and was victorious in his most recent outing this past January. 3 Scarf It Down has won five races of between 6 and 7 furlongs and is expected to be with the leaders crossing the line. 8 Mills has eight victories in races of between 1 mile and 1 mile in one furlong, debuts out of a new stable Thursday, and will be near the front at the wire. 1 Chief Know It All to win, Exacta 1-8

The fifth race on Thursday at Belmont Park is a 7 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $42,000 and field of 13. 9 Shiraz Has two victories at six furlongs, was second in his most recent outing and must be respected. 10 Variant Perception has victories at both seven furlongs and 1 mile and must be included on the shortlist. 12 Bad Guy has two victories at one mile and was victorious in his most recent outing at Aqueduct in February and will be tough to beat. 9 Shiraz to win, Exacta 9-12

Race 6 at Belmont Park on Thursday is a six-furlong maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $39,000 and field of 13. 2 Spitball has seven victories in races of between four and six furlongs and is coming off a gelding surgery. 3 Quid has placed in one of his four starts and although he may have difficulty reaching the winner's circle will payout at the window. 5 Masterio has placed in three of his six starts and finished second in his most recent outing earlier in June at Tampa Bay. 5 Masterio to win, Exacta 5-2

Race 7 on Thursday at Belmont Park is a 1 mile and 1/16 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $68,000 and field of six. 1 It's All Relevant has 11 victories in races of between six furlongs and 1 mile and was victorious in his most recent outing at Aqueduct in March making him a leading contender. 4 Proven Reserves has three victories in races of between 1 mile and 1 mile in one furlong and was victorious in his most recent outing in February at Aqueduct. 6 I Love Jaxson has six victories in races of between six furlongs in one mile and was victorious in his most recent outing at Aqueduct. 4 Proven Reserves to win, Exacta 4-6

Race 8 at Belmont Park on Thursday is a 1-mile allowance for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $56,000 and field of 15. 4 Barrel of Destiny has four victories in races of between 7 furlongs and one mile and was victorious in her most recent outing last month at Tampa Bay. 9 Astoria Kitten has a victory at one mile, performed poorly the last time out but raced well prior to that and must be included on the shortlist. 12 Summer At The Spa finished first in her debut at Aqueduct last November and cannot be dismissed. 4 Barrel of Destiny to win, Exacta 4-12

Race 9 at Belmont Park on Thursday is the one mile Critical Eye Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $125,000 and field of six. 2 Ratajkowski has four victories in races of between six furlongs and 1 mile, leaves for the first time from a new stable and drops in class. 3 No Hayne No Gayne has six victories at one mile, finished third in her most recent outing, and deserves much respect. 5 More Mischief has four victories in races between six furlongs and one mile and was victorious in her most recent outing at Aqueduct in February. 2 Ratajkowski to win, Exacta 2-5

The 10th and final race on Thursday at Belmont Park is a six-furlong maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $39,000 and field of 16. 6 Abby Normal has placed in six of her 14 starts and has the leading credentials in this group. 9 Funny Pursuit has a victory at five furlongs and is expected to improve off a fifth last time out. 11 Devils Rendezvous has not yet placed in either of two starts, leaves from a new stable on Thursday and is expected to be in the mix. 6 Abby Normal to win, Exacta 6-11

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