HHR’s 2 Year Old Stakes Watch- Lynbrook Stakes

Lynnbrook Stakes at Belmont

UnhinderedThis Sunday, July 6th, we have the $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont in our 2 Year Old Stakes Watch. Before we dive into that race, let’s take a look at the results from last week’s races- the Bashford Manor and the My Dear Stakes. In the Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs last Saturday, favorite Cinco Charlie went on to win it by 1 ¾ lengths over Silverhill. Cinco Charlie paid $4.60 for the win. In the My Dear Stakes at Woodbine, Unhindered took it in gate-to-wire fashion and won by ¾ of a length over Sweet Dreams. Unhindered paid $4.00 for the win. Now let’s take at this Sunday’s race at Belmont.

Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes

Belmont ParkThe $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes is the third race on the card Sunday at Belmont and will feature a field of 6 New York foaled 2 year old fillies traveling 6 furlongs. The 2 to 1 morning line favorite is first time starter, Wonder Gal. Trained by Leah Gyarmali and ridden by Taylor Rice, Wonder Gal is showing some good works, but little else to go off of.  Contesting her on the morning line at 5/2 is Harlan’s Honor. Harlan’s Honor broke her maiden at Monmouth in her first and only race, winning the 5 furlong event by 2 ¼ lengths. As with most of these fillies, she went straight to the front in that race and I feel she will try and do that again in this one. The only problem is that she will not be alone. There are 3 first time starters here who will more than likely do the same thing. Jiggin Witit also went for a gate to wire finish in her maiden win. So for value, I like Accelebrate at 15/1 on the ML. Accelebrate ran 2nd in her first and only outing at Delaware, but missed the win by a nose. More importantly, she made a strong come-from-behind effort that almost paid off. I believe this running style will benefit her greatly in the Lynbrook. She’s also receiving first time Lasix which should help. Good luck everybody!



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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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