SUBURBAN TOPS BIG BELMONT WEEKEND
The $350,000 Suburban H. (G2) is the weekend centerpiece at Belmont Park. A superb field is likely for this event, including multiple Grade 1 star Stay Thirsty for trainer Todd Pletcher. This four-year-old son of Bernardini rose to stardom later last summer in his Travers (G1) score and should be all set for a big run after a solid prep in his 2012 debut.
Trickmeister defeated the aforementioned in the Van Landingham S. and has won six of seven in his career for conditioner Richard Dutrow. Grade 1 hero To Honor and Serve, who inhaled his foes in the Westchester H. (G3) on this oval two prior, is among the top handicap runners in the U. S. and deserves a ton of respect for trainer Bill Mott. Dual Grade 2 star Mucho Macho Man, Donn H. (G1) star Hymn Book and the highly talented Buffum, are also signed on for this exquisite renewal of this race.
Also on Saturday is the $150,000 Victory Ride S. (G3) with unbeaten Agave Kiss, Acorn S. (G1) third Aubby K, Beaumont S. (G2) heroine Gypsy Robin and multiple stakes vixen Tu Endie Wei topping the list of likely runners.
An overflow field is signed on for the $150,000 Poker H. (G3) on Independence Day. Among the top draws are Compliance Officer, who has won seven of his last eight, Right One, who was third in this race last year, Jaipur S. (G3) third Yield Bogey and stakes winner Queen’splatekitten.