05/05/2011 11:58AM

Belmont: Muddy & yielding; 1st, 6th & 9th off


  The main track is muddy, and the turf courses are labeled yielding for Thursday's card. However, the 1st, 6th & 9th races have been taken off the grass, leaving one each to remain on the Widener course (4th) and the inner course (7th).

  The 2nd race is the first of what should be an increased number of 2-year-old maiden sprints, given that all such races at the meet - for open company as well as New York-breds - will be worth $60,000.