Belmont has a great Saturday card full of stakes races. We pulled 3 of the most competitive, including the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, for our horse racing analysis and free picks. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Belmont Park for Saturday, June 6. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Belmont Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Saturday, June 6 at 1:15 pm ET
- Where: Elmont, NY
- Weather: Chance of Rain Showers
- Temperature: High 80 – Low 63
Belmont Park Picks for Saturday, June 6
Race 6 – 3:59 pm ET – 1 1/8 Miles Inner Turf – $150,000 G2 Fort Marcy Stakes
Chad Brown will run at least 3 in here. He might run 4. The one we like the most is first-time in the states New Approach sired Flop Shot. A Group 3 winner in France, Flop Shot has shown decent works leading up to this. Brown wins 21% with shippers to the U.S. Javier Castellano taking the call helps to make Flop Shot an attractive win play.
2018 Kentucky Derby fourth place finisher Instilled Regard has turned into a turf horse. Brown saddled this runner to a third place finish in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational back in January. Who knows what happened in the Grade 2 Muniz Memorial. Instilled Regard reunites with Irad Oritz for the Fort Marcy.
Devamani is another Brown trained equine. The Dubawi sired 6-year-old gelding almost won the Grade 3 Tampa Bay in its last. Joel Rosario rides, which will help Devamani’s chances. The works imply an awesome performance. Devamani has a real shot to fill out the all Chad Brown trifecta.
- Win: Flop Shot
- Place: Instilled Regard
- Show: Devamani
Race 8 – 5:04 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Turf –$100,000 G3 Intercontinental Stakes
Will Brown dominate the Intercontinental the way he should dominate the Fort Marcy? Maybe. Chad does have 4 runners in this stakes race on Saturday. The one that offers the most value is Viadera, a 6/1 morning line entrant that breaks from the rail. Viadera races with Lasix for the first time, picks up Joel Rosario, and has worked well enough to upset this field.
Significant Form returns to Belmont after racing in the Grade 1 Matriarch over Del Mar’s lawn back in December. Form didn’t appreciate the grass at “Where the Turf Meets the Surf”. She won this race last year. Yet another trained by Chad Brown, we can’t leave the morning line chalk from the exacta.
One of Chad’s other trained runners, Regal Glory, cuts back in distance from 1 1/8 miles. If Glory is ready, she could dominate this field. She’s got 5 wins and 2 seconds from 8 races. The one concern is that Brown, no doubt, wants to ready her for the Breeders’ Cup. This could be the first of two preps to condition her for her best come the first weekend of November.
- Win: Viadera
- Place: Significant Form
- Show: Regal Glory
Race 9 – 5:36 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Dirt – $250,000 G1 Carter Handicap
It will be tough to keep 2019 Bluegrass Stakes winner Vekoma from the winner’s circle. In his first race since the 2019 Kentucky Derby, the George Weaver trained runner blew away his competition by 3 ¾ lengths going 7 furlongs in the Sir Shackelton Stakes. The Candy Ride sired 4-year-old colt has a breathtaking turn of foot. Expect jockey Javier Castellano to push the button at the right time for the Grade 1 Carter win.
Network Effect may have come into his own in his last. Trained by Chad Brown, the Mark Valeski sired colt is 2-for-2 at this distance. The Big Drama Stakes victory, Network Effects last, was fantastic. It will be difficult to hold off Vekoma, but Network Effect does have a shot to get it’s picture taken. Don’t discount for the win slot.
Shug McGhauey sired Performer has 4 wins from 5 races. Performer hasn’t raced since winning the Grade 3 Discovery at Aqueduct since last November. This is another contender in a crazy deep Carter Handicap.
- Win: Vekoma
- Place: Network Effect
- Show: Performer