Saturday's Best Bet: Play You're To Blame in Belmont's Grand Prix

September 06, 2019 07:16pm

Saturday’s 8th race from Belmont Park is the $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational Stakes for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a half on the main track (Post Time - 4:43 p.m. ET).

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#1 YOU'RE TO BLAME (3-1) threw in a rare clunker in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 2, and I am just going to draw a line through that one. The versatile 5-year-old can handle a marathon and might work out a nice ground saving trip after getting stuck in outer posts recently. He reconnects with winning rider John Velazquez.  

#4 Realm (6-1) was right there with today's favorite Marconi twice this year, and he will offer more value that that runner. He was a good 3rd at this course/distance in the Brooklyn (G2) June 8, and he raced wide from the outside post that day (inside lanes best June 8). 

#8 Rocketry (5-2) beat You're To Blame in the Temperance Hill at 1-5/8 at Belmont Park last September, but he has been blanked in five starts this year. He was a good 2nd in the aforementioned Brooklyn, and he can win this on his best day. 

#7 Marconi (2-1) won a trio of stakes races in the spring including the Brooklyn, but dropped his last two and will take more money than he should. He should be forwardly placed.  


#1 to win

Exacta 1/4-7-8

Exacta 4-7-8/1

Trifecta 1-4/1-4-7-8/1-4-7-8

September 2019 Best Bet Winners

Sept 2 - SPUN TO RUN ($5.00), Exacta ($11.40)

Sept 4 - WINTER SUNSET ($8.40)


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