Today’s eighth race (9/7) at Belmont Park is the 55th running of the $250,000
Bowling Green Handicap. This race
will consist of three year olds and upward running a mile and a quarter (1 ¼) over
the inner turf course.
#4 – Hyper (5-2): Chad Brown and Javier Castellano will saddle
the son of Victory Gallop here on opening day of the fall championship
meet. Hyper has only missed the board
four times from 20 career starts all of which have come over the turf. Last time out the six year old horse won the
John’s Call back at Saratoga on July 31st.
#6 – Finnegans Wake
(4-1): Has not won since the 10th
of June 2012 but has been facing steep competition on a consistent basis. His beyer has improved since he started his four
year old campaign and this could be the race for him to get back in the winner’s
circle. Last time out he finished fourth
in the Gr. I Arlington Million back on August 17th at Arlington
Park. Cornelio Velasquez will take the irons on Finnegans Wake.
#1 – Boisterous (7-5): Disappointed last time our as the favorite in
the Gr. I Sword Dancer back on August 17th. Should improve with an inside post position and
facing weaker company. The son of
Distorted Humor has 11 wins from 26 career starts. John Velazquez will ride.
$10 Win on 4
$3 Exacta Box 4/6
$20 Show on 6