05/26/2010 4:06PM

Belmont: Three tough ones to start pick-6


  The first half of the pick-6 hasn't been easy, The previously discussed Merlin Bay (4th) got things rolling at 9-1, and was followed by Bobs Pinup Girl (5th, $15.40) and the tough-to-have Targhee Pass (6th, $16.80).

  The latter became the fourth meet winner for Allen Jerkens, after running down even-money Mr. Hadif in the final furlong.

  A horse trained by Allen Jerkens beats a heavy favorite; at least some things about this game still haven't changed.

  Coming up on the New York Stallion Stakes, where the filly Franny Freud is 1-9 on the board against the boys.