Fort Marcy Stakes at Belmont Park

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Fort Marcy Stakes comes our way this Saturday, May 4 from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Horses three years old and upward will be featured as they go 1 1/16 miles on Belmont Park's turf track for a share of the $150,000 purse.

A field of six has been confirmed for the Fort Marcy - race 7 on Belmont Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:13 PM. Here is a brief look at the past performances of all six entries and what should play out in this Grade 3 stakes.

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Real Solution - highly regarded Chad Brown trained Italian import had five starts in at home with three wins to start his career, a sixth and a second last time out. He makes his North American debut Saturday after being out of action since September as the morning line favorite.

Speaking Of Which - Christophe Clement trained Irish bred colt made his North American debut with a second in the Grade 2 Twilight Stakes at Santa Anita November 2 and followed that with an ugly fourteenth in his last race - the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park November 25. He was a Group 3 winner in Ireland before shipping to North America and is the morning line second choice in the field of six.

Fort Marcy Stakes 2013 | Remaining Field Entries

Bombaguia - made his stakes debut with a very good third in the Grade 2 Bowling Green in September and followed that with a fifth in the Grade 3 Knickerbocker. He concluded his year with a sixth in the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct in November and was second in an Allowance Optional Claiming March 30 at Gulfstream in his only start of 2013. He has three wins, three seconds and three third place finishes in 20 career starts.

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Lubash - finishes second most recently in the minor Dave Stakes at Aqueduct April 14 after nearly a five month layoff and a pair of fourths in minor stakes action - the If Winter Comes Stakes in November and the McMahon of Saratoga Mohawk Stakes in October. He had a pair of wins in the summer in minor stakes action for trainer Christopher Clement but will be looking for his first graded stakes score Saturday. He is 3-3-1 from 11 starts at Belmont.

King Kreesa - is coming off a nice third in the Grade 3 Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream March 30 in her only start this year. He ended 2012 with a tenth in a Starter Stakes at Gulfstream after a fourth in the minor Montserrat Stakes and a good second in the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap here in October. He has placed in two of his last five starts and has three wins, three seconds and a third place finish in 11 career starts.

Abilio - Thomas Albertini trained gelding has placed in just one of his last five starts - a second in the If Winter Comes Stakes at Aqueduct in November. He also had a third in the Sussex Stakes at Delaware Park in July. Last time out was a fourth in the Dave Stakes at Aqueduct April 14 after a sixth in an Allowance Optional Claiming to start his year at Gulfstream February 16.

2013 Fort Marcy Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 7 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:13 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Speaking of Which (IRE) C. Velasquez C. Clement
2 Real Solution R. Maragh C. Brown
3 Lubash J. Alvarado C. Clement
4 King Kreesa I. Ortiz, Jr. J. Englehart
5 Bombaguia J. Ortiz J. Kimmel
6 Abilio A. Solis T. Albertrani

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