06/07/2001 11:00PM

Acorn-Belmont will-pays start at $417


ELMONT, N.Y. - Anyone fortunate enough to be alive in the Acorn-Belmont Stakes double wager would be wise to keep their social number handy.

Thanks to Forest Secrets's 50-1 victory in the Acorn, eight of the nine possible will-pays are $600 or more.

The runt of the litter is the $417 will-pay for a 6-9 ticket combining Forest Secrets and probable Belmont favorite Point Given.

Next, at $600, comes the all-Ward, all-Oxley 6-5 ticket that now rests in the hands of Monarchos. John T. Ward trains both Forest Secrets and Monarchos, the morning line second-choice in the Belmont, while Debby Oxley owns Forest Secrets and her husband, John, owns Monarchos.

The other will-pays are 6-1 (with Invisible Ink) $973; 6-2 (Balto Star) $748; 6-3 (Dollar Bill) $903; 6-4 (Thunder Blitz) $992; 6-6 (Buckle Down Ben) $1,923; 6-7 (Dr Greenfield) $1,184; and 6-8 (A P Valentine) $710.