VEA “Pick A Horse” Contest: 2017 Belmont Stakes ($200 in Prizes!)

PRIZES
1st Place: $100 Amazon gift card
2nd-5th: $25 Starbucks gift card

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Here is a Quick-Hit Breakdown of the 2017 Belmont Stakes Field:

Each entry will get:

One Positive Point => (“+ve”)

One Negative Point => (-“ve”)

#1 Twisted Tom

+ve => Has won the last 3 and has Javier Castellano as the pilot
-ve => A New-york bred with only 6 starts

#2 Tapwirt

+ve => Has Todd Pletcher and Jose Ortiz as connections
-ve => Was not impressive in the Kentucky Derby

#3 Gormley

+ve => He tries every time
-ve => Did not show much in the Kentucky Derby

#4 J Boys Echo

+ve => Dale Romans is very high on his colt
-ve => Has not done much relative to others on the race track

#5 Hollywood Hansome

+ve => Great connections
-ve => A step slower than most of these

#6 Lookin at Lee

+ve => Hard knocker that is always there
-ve => Not a win type – usually just picks up the pieces

#7 Irish War Cry

+ve => Looms as the potential favorite
-ve => Will have the backing every Irish bettor so the price might not be right

#8 Senior Investment

+ve => Ran a decent third in the Preakness
-ve => His sire was a sprinter

#9 Meantime

+ve => Has “Money Man Mike Smith” on board
-ve => Not as fast as most of these

#10 Multiplier

+ve => Won the Illinois Derby 2 back
-ve => Probably not fast enough versus these

#11 Epicharis (JPN)

+ve => 4 of 5 so far
-ve => Unknown quantity versus this field

#12 Patch

+ve => Todd Pletcher is his trainer
-ve => Price will be horrible because of the one-eye thing