The feature at Belmont Park on Thursday is the $80,000 Flat Out Stakes. We handicap and make free horse racing picks for that event as well as a couple of other competitive races on Belmont’s June 11 card. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Belmont Park for Thursday, June 11. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Belmont Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Thursday, June 11 at 1:15 pm ET
- Where: Elmont, NY
- Weather: Chance of Rain Showers
- Temperature: High 75 – Low 62
Belmont Park Picks for Thursday, June 11
Race 6 – 3:59 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Turf – $35,000 Claiming
Teletype returns to the turf after 4 straight on the dirt. Now trained by A.C. Avila, she failed big time in her first for him. She should improve returning to the sod, though. Teletype has a win and second from 7 over the grass. Also, this race is wide-open. So, why not back a 10/1 shot to get it done?
Louis Linder trained Wings of Fury cuts back in distance from a mile to this 7 furlong sprint. Fury has 2 wins and a second from 4 races over the grass. Linder wins 15% with horses running first time for him. Consider this one a contender for the win spot.
David Donk trains 6/5 morning line chalk Merlin’s Muse. Because Johnny V. rides, Muse figures to go off close to even money if not 4/5. The Cape Blanco sired 5-year-old mare can win this. But the expected odds won’t justify a bet on the nose for a runner that has just 2 victories from 13 over the grass and 1 win from 8 races over Belmont’s sod.
- Win: Teletype
- Place: Wings of Fury
- Show: Merlin’s Muse
Race 7 – 4:32 pm ET – 1 1/16 Miles Dirt –$56,000 Allowance
Trainer Jonathan Thomas saddles an overlay contender in Beg to Differ. Sure, the 3-year-old gelding heads into this off a maiden win. But, wow, what a way to break the maiden! Beg to Differ dominated by 6 ½ lengths. Thomas wins 29% with horses running off a layoff, 24% with last-out maiden winners, and 25% with horses going a route of ground. Also, Beg to Differ figures to hold the 8/1 morning line.
Danny California is another horse offering overlay odds to win. Trainer Orlando Noda wins 33% second off a layoff. Danny failed as a less than 3/1 choice in its last. The 5-year-old gelding should improve off that run. Also, this is the second time Joel Rosario gets to ride Danny California.
Horseplayers figure to pound Chestertown. The Steve Asmussen trained runner failed big time in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. This is an easier spot, but Chestertown has yet to run as fast as either Danny California or Beg to Differ. Maybe, the even money morning line chalk isn’t as good as advertised. We’ll relegate to the bottom of our exotics.
- Win: Beg to Differ
- Place: Danny California
- Show: Chestertown
Race 9 – 5:36 pm ET – 1 3/8 Miles Dirt – $80,000 Flat Out Stakes
Rocketry could dominate this field. The 6-year-old horse has 5 wins, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds from 22 races. At Belmont, Rocketry has a win and 2 seconds from 5 races. In the top choices lone try at this distance, Rocketry finished second. The James Jerkens trained equine is a proven runner that, if he shows his best, should take the Flat Out Stakes on Thursday.
7-year-old gelding Adventist looks like a real player to take the Flat Out Stakes. Adventist won the $100,000 Bernardini Stakes at 1 5/16 miles in its last. Trainer Uriah St. Lewis has put some great works into the Any Given Saturday sired runner, including bullet moves on May 27 and June 3.
2018 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston should relish the distance. Winston hasn’t raced since winning an $80,000 optional claimer at a mile at Aqueduct in January. The Belmont winner is talented. But how much has he improved since the last race? Not only that, the odds figure to make it impossible to back this one to win. Still, we can’t leave off the trifecta ticket.
- Win: Rocketry
- Place: Adventist
- Show: Sir Winston