06/29/2011 12:53PM

Belmont: Fast & firm


  The main track is fast and the turf courses are firm as a six-racing-day holiday week gets under way.

  With 14 days of racing left at the meet, Javier Castellano has a tenuous 52-51 lead over Ramon Dominguez atop the standings, after both rode a pair of winners Sunday. They have opened up daylight on Cornelio Velasquez (41) in third.

  Todd Pletcher (18 wins) is one up on Linda Rice (17) for the training title, with Dominic Galluscio (16), Gary Contessa (14) and Rudy Rodriguez (14) within striking range.