by Jeff Siegel
July 2, 2020
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BELMONT PARK – 7TH RACE. POST TIME: 4:32 ET
2 – SNIPER SHOT (7/2)
This lightly-raced and rapidly improving 4-year-olds moves up a level in class and must face several graded stakes performers in this one mile affai, and while his best form admittedly has been accomplished over wet surfaces we’re going to gamble that his progression will continue. The T. Pletcher-trained gelding is fresh from a career-top victory at Gulfstream Park, has trained very well since, retains regular pilot L. Saez, and should be comfortably placed on or near what projects to be an average early pace. At 7/2 on the morning line we’ll play in the win pool and as a key in the various rolling exotics.
LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE – 7TH RACE. POST TIME 3:58 PT
1 – I’M SO ANNA (7/2)
Was supposed to be a good thing in her debut last month at Golden Gate Fields (she went off at 4/5) but whatever chance the daughter of Fast Anna had was lost when she broke several lengths slow and was eliminated. That she managed to put in a nice run to finish a willing third indicates the ability is there, so if she can leave with her field today the S. Sherman-trained filly could make amends at a much better price. The easy breezes since raced is a positive sign and this trip to Southern California is a good indication of confidence. The barn’s “go-to” rider R. Gonzalez take the call. Hopefully, it all adds up.