05/25/2011 1:38PM

Belmont Park: Brown has material to produce multiple wins on Friday's card


ELMONT, N.Y. – Six times this year, trainer Bruce Brown has won multiple races on a single New York Racing Association card, including a trio of three-win days during Aqueduct’s inner track meeting.

Friday, Brown has five runners sprinkled throughout Belmont Park’s nine-race card with none listed above 6-1 on the morning-line, so it looks like Brown could be in line for another big day.

“Honestly, they all have a shot, there’s no throw outs in the bunch, really,’’ said Brown, who entered the week 4 for 22 at this meet.

In the opener, Brown sends out Reproduction (3-1) in a $20,000 claimer going six furlongs on the dirt. Reproduction has made her last two starts on turf and returns to the dirt, a surface she won over for this tag at Aqueduct on April 3.

“I think she’s probably the same on either [surface], it just seems like the dirt races are a little easier and the fields aren’t so big,’’ Brown said.

The Zipster, 4 for 9 over Belmont’s main track, is listed at 2-1 in the third, a $25,000 claimer, including a 1 1/2-length win at this level on April 29.

“His numbers are a lot better at Belmont than they are anywhere else,’’ Brown said. “He’s doing great. The $25,000 he won last time was kind of easier than this one.’’

David Jacobson, the leading trainer at this meet, has the coupled entry of I Ain’t No Saint and Massala, both dropping in class, while Gary Contessa sends out the class-dropping Ricoriatoa.

Brown claimed Bishop of Nola last July for $25,000 and immediately won a first-level New York-bred allowance with him at Saratoga. Bishop of Nola makes his first start in six months for Brown in the fourth, a statebred second-level allowance going a mile on turf. He faces a tough group, including Gimme Credit and Westside Corral.

Bishop of Nola could be on the lead or sitting just off of Alltiffedoff.

“He’s pretty handy, he can sit right off it if you have to,’’ Brown said. “The race we won with him at Saratoga he went wire to wire.’’

Brown claimed the 6-year-old Dr. W for $7,500 on April 23 and brings him back in a tough $20,000 claimer on the turf in Friday’s sixth. This will be just Dr. W’s second start on turf in his 41st career race. He finished third going seven furlongs over this course in October 2008.

“He seemed like a horse that was just getting kind of sour,’’ Brown said. “Maybe if we switch things up a little bit, maybe we can get him back to his old self.’’

Brown’s best shot may be in the second-level allowance feature, where he sends out Devilish Spirit, a speedy filly who has run her two best races over Belmont’s main track. She will likely try to wire this field from the rail though and could face some early pressure from Spiteful Gypsy.

“Her best game is on the lead,’’ Brown said.