05/28/2010 2:04PM

Belmont: Grening crushes Hall Of Fame hunch play


  After crushing last week's NYRA-in-the-news exacta of Bridge to Nowhere and Wheelsareoffthebus, colleague David Grening padded his rapidly growing retirement nest egg - or at least made up for the recent stock market correction - by tabbing Downtown Hottie (2nd, $25.80).

  Demonstrating his horse-picking prowess, Grening noted the filly's connections - trainer Leroy Jolley and jockey Kent Desormeaux - were the only Hall Of Famers in the field, on a day when the 2010 HOF inductees were announced.

  Grening immediately signed a lucrative deal to pen "Hunch Betting 101," which will be an eagerly awaited addition to the DRF Press family of how-to handicapping books.