06/19/2011 3:27PM

Belmont Park: Pick-six fairly formful so far


Halfway through the pick-six and things are relatively formful thus far with second choices Far Isle ($7.50) and Longhammer ($12.40) along with odds-on choice Race to Urga ($3.70) winning. Longhammer did upset 3-5 favorite Hyper, who may have been a single for many.

 There was a carryover of $169,081 heading into today's card and an additional $778,095 was bet today.

 Perhaps most notable about the victories by Longhammer and Race to Urga is that they came from well off the pace, something that has been hard to do on Belmont's turf courses lately.

 Prior to the first race on the card, apprentice jockey Ryan Curatolo, fresh off his first ever graded stakes victory aboard Street Game in Saturday's Hill Prince, was unseated by his mount Brolio. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation of a potential hip injury, but was released by 4:30 p.m. and is expected to ride on Wednesday.