09/14/2007 9:32PM

Make Mine Milk, Two Splendas


If you're like me and you're just getting started on Saturday's Belmont races, it's time to put up some coffee and put some time into one of the most interesting cards of the year. This one's got something for everyone, with main attractions and sideshows galore: Rags to Riches making her first start since the Belmont Stakes in the G1 Gazelle, and free Rags to Riches buttons for the first 12,000 patrons to arrive; a pair of Grade 2 juvenile stakes in the Futurity and Matron; a contentious Grade 3 Noble Damsel; the belated debut of the $16 million The Green Monkey; and if that's not enough, a $47k pick-six carry from Friday's racing.

We'll eventually get caught up on the first half of Week Two here at Belmont Fall, but Saturday's card is just too juicy to put off any longer. I'll be back much later on, or early tomorrow, with some thoughts.

Donna More than 1 year ago
Hello Steve, Do you answer handicapping questions here, or is this space for "comments" only?
mike c More than 1 year ago
Steve, On the sunday P6 you barely missed, may I ask how much that play totally cost. Thanks Mike
AndyScoggin More than 1 year ago
The SHOWdown contest is back, a lot of action for very little money!!
Clinton More than 1 year ago
Today's card is a fantastic wagering event but in light of the 3 horrific fatalities the last 2 days at Big Sandy, and considering the unveiling of a $16 million dollar baby today, is it a wonder why the American racing industry has jumped in with both feet and heads over heels towards artificial racing surfaces?
ponyman More than 1 year ago
Steve=Green Monkey-NOPE
Steve More than 1 year ago
The button thing bothers me.Last time I got a button was the Ruffian/Foolish Pleasure match race.It just brings back the ghosts.
ponyman More than 1 year ago
Green Monkey Steve-Todd gets the Monkey off his back-Go Green Monkey Go--like at Calder and Fire Fresh