Horse Racing picks for Belmont At The Big A race track on Thursday, October 26: Good Morning Kiss for the 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 +153.95 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.

3:16 pm Belmont At The Big A (Race 6) – Live To Ride 7/2 (2-star play)

Race 6 at The Big A is a Maiden Special Weight which features some impeccably bred two-year-old colts and I like Live To Ride who can put his debut experience to good use.

This son of Kingman was fourth of eight on the dirt here last month but is bred to do better on turf so this surface will suit and he will have a fitness edge over most of his rivals.

3:50 pm Belmont At The Big A (Race 7) – Roman Goddess 5/1 (1-star play)

The penny is beginning to drop with Linda Rice’s Roman Goddess who, after six failed attempts to break her maiden, has won two of her last three starts and comes into this Starter Allowance with every chance.

Her two and a half length Claiming win over course and distance in mid-September is good enough form to put her in with a shout and she could dominate this small field.

4:22 pm Belmont At The Big A (Race 8) – Spiritual King 10/1 (1-star play)

There’s many with a chance in this hotly contested $80,000 Allowance over a mile and an eighth with One Headlight and Indian Mischief to be feared but one who can go well at a price is the gelding in gate three, Spiritual King.

Gregory Sacco’s charge has been in flying form at Penn National in recent weeks, notching up form figures of 2111 from his last four starts, and he should be in the shake up from a handy draw.

4:54 pm Belmont At The Big A (Race 9) – Good Morning Kiss 7/2 (2-star play)

A field of thirteen fillies are set to go to post for the finale which is an extended six furlong Maiden Claiming event for those foaled in New York State and my attention is turned to Good Morning Kiss who can find improvement for the use of Lasix.

Jose Ortiz’s mount comes in here fresh as she hasn’t run since last November but if recent workouts are anything to go by then she looks ready to do herself justice on her first run back.


Keeneland Late Pick 4

Race 6: 1, 6, 8
Race 7: 2, 5
Race 8: 4, 9, 11
Race 9: 2, 5

$0.50 Late Pick 4, cost $18.

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