Our lead handicapper Michael Dempsey provides free horse racing picks from Aqueduct, Keeneland, Saratoga, Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park throughout the racing season. Check back frequently for his free race selections as well as wagering picks from our handicapping staff.
Mike’s Free Selections for Wednesday Oct. 22:
Belmont Park Race 3 Md Sp Wt (1:52 ET)
- No.1 Ziggy Moondust 7-2
- No.6 Man of Mystery 3-1
- No.7 Flat Leaver 6-1
- No.2 Shinnecock Bay 4-1
Ziggy Moondust set the early fractions and weakened late to finish third last out in the mud at the Spa. The runner up Wildniteattheopera came back to graduate in his next start on Sept. 28 here. The Rice trainee draws the rail and owns the edge in early pace numbers. He has a decent off track pedigree and may prove tough to catch in this spot.
Man of Mystery tracked the early pace form the inside and finished gamely in third, beaten 1 1/4 lengths. He caught a dead ail that day as most of the winners were coming from the outer paths. This guy should love a wet track, by Smoke Glacken out of a Silver Deputy mare that has dropped four other foals to race, all winners, top earner Red River King ($59,721).
WIN: #1 to win at 5-2 or better.
EX: 1,6 / 1,2,6,7
TRI: 1,6 / 1,2,6,7 / 1,2,3,6,7
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Last Updated Tuesday, October 21, 2014