05/21/2010 1:16PM

Belmont: Grening crushes hunch exacta


  The field for race 3 scratched down to four after Lion's Lair unseated Mike Luzzi in the post parade and ran off.

  Colleague and ace handicapper David Grening then crushed the NYRA-in-the-news hunch exacta, which paid $15 for the combination of Bridge to Nowhere ($3.00) and Wheelsareoffthebus.

  Bridge to Nowhere, now 2 for 2 since joining North America's hottest shed row, upped Rudy Rodriguez's meet totals to 5-3-1 from a dozen starters. The erstwhile jockey's best season in the saddle (2006) produced 27 winners.