Horse Racing picks for Belmont At The Big A race track on Thursday, October 19: Swore in for a win

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Shane Ketteridge

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US horse racing handicapper for Pickswise. Have handicapped horse racing in the UK for more than a decade, working as a tipster for the Racing Post, but have specialized in American racing for years. For Shane Ketteridge media enquiries, please email

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Thursday, including at Belmont At The Big A race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +159.35 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

Here are our best bets for today’s action at Belmont At The Big A race track.

1:08 pm ET Belmont At The Big A (Race 2) – Implicated 5/2 (2-star play)

Race 2 at The Big A is an Allowance Optional Claiming event taking place over a mile and an eighth trip on the turf course and I like the Chad Brown trained Implicated who is trying lasix for the first time.

She has more improvement in her and will be tough to beat if running to the form of her stakes win over a mile and a sixteenth here last season.

3:16 pm ET Belmont At The Big A (Race 6) – Ari Gold 8/1 (1-star play)

This is an open looking Allowance Optional Claimer in which a case can be made for a good amount of this field and Ari Gold, who drops down from graded class, can have a say under Irad Ortiz Jr.

I doubt we have seen the best of this colt who’s second placed effort in the Bald Eagle Derby at Laurel Park back in August bodes well for this and he can hit the board at nice odds.

4:22 pm ET Belmont At The Big A (Race 8) – Love Appeals 4/1 (1-star play)

The Glen Cove Stakes is an ultra competitive sprint for the three-year-old filly division with Danse Macabre to be feared but one who can topple the likely favourite is the filly in stall eight, Love Appeals.

Christophe Clement’s charge is coming along nicely and this race could set up perfectly for her and there’s plenty of pace on and she can pounce fast and late.

4:54 pm ET Belmont At The Big A (Race 9) – Swore 4/1 (1-star play)

Ex-European trained Francesco Clemente is interesting here on his second start for Chad Brown but the penny dropped with Graham Motion’s Sworelast time out and he can follow up that Maiden win.

After four failed attempts to break the maiden, he did so in impressive fashion under a hand ride at Kentucky Downs in September, and he is one to keep an eye on.


Delaware Park Late Pick 4

Race 5: 1, 8
Race 6: 4, 7, 10
Race 7: 3, 7
Race 8: 2, 5, 6

$0.50 Late Pick 4, cost $18.

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