by Eddie Olczyk
May 7, 2021
1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk turns his attention to a pair of Belmont bets this Saturday. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
RACE 3 (2:02PM ET) // MAIDEN CLAIMING // 6 1/2 FURLONGS (DIRT)
EDZO'S PICK: #6 OB LA DI (10/1)
Drops back in class to maiden claiming $25,000 after trying $40,000 last out. Her race two starts back puts her right in the mix. Adds blinkers and hustling rider Kendrick Carmouche stays aboard – good enough for me. Win bet.
RACE 5 (3:04PM ET) // MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT // 6 FURLONGS (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #12 NOBLE HOURNEY (10/1)
Races first time since being gelded and first time with Lasix. Raced on grass for the first time in his most recent start in November, and showed nice improvement. He’s working very well for the return and the price will be right. Win bet.