05/30/2008 10:15PM

Coffee, Milk, Midnight Oil



Get to work: There's a $166k double-carryover into Saturday's pick-six at Belmont. The first five legs are on the grass, the first three of those at six furlongs. Lucky me.

The lineup:

Race 5: 3+ NYB Msw - 6f-IT
Race 6: 3+ NYB Pebos Guy S. - 6f-WT
Race 7: 3+ Clm35k - 6f-IT
Race 8: 3+ NYB AlwN1x - 1 1/16-WT
Race 9: 3F G2 Sands Point S. 1 1/8-IT
Race 10 3+ Clm25k N3L - 1m

A one-day $46k carry attracted $217k in Friday action. The sequence seemed likely to be nailed after starting with 3-5, 7-5, 5-2 and 3-1 winners, but Stud Muffin's 19-1 victory in the featured Noble Nashua Stakes upset most applecarts.

The $150k Sands Point is one of six graded stakes around the country Saturday, the richest of which is the G2 $300k Ohio Derby at Thistledown. Hollywood has the G2 Californian and G2 Milady, while Churchill has a paid of G3's, the Aristides and Dogwood.

Might want to keep an eye on the New York weather if you're getting involved at Belmont. The overnight forecast calls for "isolated T-storms" beginning at 7 am, "Scattered T-storms" at 10, "strong storms" beginning at 1, and "isolated strong storms" at 4.