Met Mile to Draw Star-Studded Field on Belmont Undercard

Met Mile to Draw Star-Studded Field on Belmont Undercard

Category : News - Mon 06/06/2016 - 23:03 EDT

With the prestigious Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap included as part of the Belmont Stakes undercard June 11 at Belmont Park, there are plenty of appealing reasons for bettors to tune in early.

Usually an exceptional betting race, the one-mile event is expected to draw another stellar field led by graded stakes winner Frosted, who finished second behind American Pharoah in last year’s Belmont Stakes. The four year-old son of Tapit will be making his first start since finishing fourth in the Dubai World Cup in March and has reportedly worked well over the last two months at Belmont Park. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee projects as a late runner in the one-turn mile and will benefit if the early pace is solid.

Marking also has live look for McLaughlin

McLaughlin will also saddle the speedy Marking who has also worked steadily at Belmont Park after a disappointing effort in the Godolphin Mile on the Dubai World Cup undercard in March. The son of Bernardini was last seen stateside finishing a find second to Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Run Happy in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes December 26 at Santa Anita.

Class abounds despite scratch

Multiple grade 1 winner Mshawish was expected to start in the Met Mile before the announcement of his retirement June 4. Grade stakes winners Noble Bird, Upstart and Anchor Down are all expected to compete along with a host other of other probable starters in what should be an excellent betting race. 

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