06/30/2016 11:00AM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, July 2: Picks for Mother Goose, Bashford Manor, Queen's Plate

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The Independence Day weekend kicks off Saturday with a busy national stakes schedule topped by the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park and the Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park. The Princess Rooney and Smile Sprint handicaps, Grade 2 events worth $250,000 each, head the Summit of Speed card, which, unfortunately, stands a good chance of being affected by thunderstorms.