Jeff's 2022 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes Selection (Race 11)
Saturday, June 11th @ 6:45 PM E
#6 Mo Donegal (5/2) to Win & Place
This 3-year old colt by Uncle Mo is bred for this distance more than any other horse in the field. Past five years in all dirt routes (excluding all weather tracks), the progeny of Uncle Mo win 20%, and finish in-the-money 50% of the time. Strong. The Dam is Callingmissbrown. She's had one runner make it to the track with three wins in five starts (60%). Mo Donegal broke his maiden at Belmont Park and also has a third place finish at what they call Big Sandy. He seems to like the track and we get Irad Ortiz who has a lot of experience at this track. Rich Strike is off my ticket. Improving speed figures in six straight races, with just one win to show for it. Also, jockey Sonny Leon has never raced at Belmont Park and he's 0-for-7 in all 12 furlong races (dirt and turf). Rich Strike always raced well at Churchill Downs (broke maiden by 17 1/4 lengths), but today will be a completely different experience. Hopefully, we can get 7/2 or better!
Play #6 Mo Donegal (5/2) to Win & Place
Late Pick 4 or Late Pick 5 players: (#1 We the People, #3 Nest, #5 Creative Minister, #6 Mo Donegal)