With the Pick 6 eluding bettors for a second straight day on Thursday
and Friday’s racing canceled due to anticipated heavy rain, Belmont Park’s Super Saturday card will
feature a carryover of $96,841.
will conduct six graded stakes on Saturday, and five of them are part of the
Pick 6 sequence.
The Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, the sixth race on the card,
begins the Pick 6. The one-mile race is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and has
attracted Grade 1 Woodward winner To Honor and Serve and Grade 1 Metropolitan
Handicap victor Shackleford.
The Pick 6 continues with the Grade 1, $400,000 Vosburgh Invitational,
a six-furlong dash. Poseidon’s Warrior and Sean Avery, who have won the past
two editions of the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, will meet in the
Nine talented turf runners were entered in the Grade 1, $600,000 Flower
Bowl Invitational for fillies and mares. Trainer Chad Brown, who won the 2011
Flower Bowl with Stacelita, will look to add to his trophy collection when he
sends out Dream Peace and Zagora in this year’s renewal.
Point of Entry is the morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $600,000
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational off his smashing scores in the Grade 1 Man
o’ War and Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational. He’ll have to track
down front-running Little Mike, who took the Grade 1 Arlington Million in his
most recent start.
The Grade 1, $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup crowns the stellar
card, and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has the top two morning-line
selections in 2011 Gold Cup winner Flat Out and 2012 Grade 1 Santa Anita
Handicap and Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap hero Ron the Greek. The race also drew
this year’s Grade 1 Donn Handicap winner Hymn Book and Grade 1 Whitney
Invitational Handicap victor Fort
A maiden special weight for New York-breds completes the Pick 6, with
12 horses, excluding those entered for the main track only, entered in the 1
1/16-mile turf race.
The only graded stakes not in the Pick 6 sequence is the Grade 1,
$400,000 Beldame Invitational. The Beldame, the fifth race on the card, will
serve as the fifth meeting between Royal Delta and It’s Tricky.
Those who wish to play the Pick 6 can place their bets at Belmont or
Aqueduct Racetrack, or through NYRA Rewards, which offers
Internet, On-Track, Phone, and Mobile