05/20/2011 12:54PM

Belmont: Fast & off turf


  Under threatening skies, the main track is fast a few minutes prior to the opener, and we're off the turf for the third straight day.

  The nominal "feature" on Friday's all-claiming card is race 8, a $46,000 off-the-turfer that has scratched down to five 3-year-old fillies. Among them are Le Mi Geaux, who has lost five in a row since a 9-1 upset in the Schuylerville opening day at Saratoga last July; and Queen's Harbor, who has lost three straight since wiring the East View at 26-1 back in early December at Aqueduct.