OffTrackBetting.com - The G3 Bold Ruler Handicap is on tap for this Saturday, October 29 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Horses three years old and upward will take to Belmont Park's dirt track and race seven furlongs searching for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
A field of 13 will give it a go in the Bold Ruler - race 9 on Belmont Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 5:19. Here is a look into the past performances of all 13 entries for this competitive G3 stakes.
2016 Bold Ruler Handicap Race Preview at Belmont Park
Economic Model 3-1 - Chad Brown trained colt has seven career starts with three wins and three runner-up finishes. He enters off two respectable seconds - behind Fish Trappe Road in the G3 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park July 9 and the G1 King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga August 27. Before that was a two race win streak - the minor Easy Goer Stakes with a 101 Beyer Speed Figure June 11 and an Allowance Optional Claiming by four lengths May 4 - both at Belmont Park, an uncharacteristic ninth in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby in March and a respectable second in the G2 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park January 30. He arrives in very good form, has looked good in training ahead of this weekend and chases his first graded stakes score from gate 4 Saturday. Joel Rosario gets the call on this mo ring line favorite.
Stallwalkin' Dude 7-2 - David Jacobson trained gelding has 15 wins, five seconds and seven third place finishes in 45 career starts and enters in OK form. Last time out was a respectable second with a career-best 103 Beyer Speed Figure in the G1 Vosburgh Stakes here October 1 after a decent third behind A.P. Indian in the G1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga August 27, a win in the minor Tale of the Cat Stakes August 12, a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont Park July 14 and consecutive fifths - the minor Diablo Stakes in May and the G1 Carter Handicap in April. Before that was an Allowance score at Parx March 21, a third in the G3 Tom Fool Handicap March 12 and a fifth in the G3 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park December 19. He also a third in the 2015 Vosburgh Stakes September 26 and a third in the G3 Belmont Sprint Championship in July, 2015. Stallwalkin' Dude has been good lately and will be after his first graded stakes score from gate 6 Saturday. Irad Ortiz will be in the saddle of the second betting choice.
Ami's Flatter 5-1 - Josie Carroll trained colt has three wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 13 career starts and enters off an OK third in the G2 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Keeneland October 7. Before that was a fifth in the G2 Play the King Stakes at Woodbine August 20, another fifth in the G1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park June 11 and a career best effort - a win in the G3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland April 9 with an impressive 105 Beyer Speed Figure. He also had a fourth in the G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream February 6, an Allowance score January 13 and an eighth in the $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine in July. Ami's Flatter has been up and down in his career and has placed in two of his last four overall. He hopes to gain a little consistency with John Velazquez in the reins from gate 8 Saturday.
Touchofstarquality 5-1 - has placed in 11 of 12 career starts for trainer Michelle Nevin - four wins, two seconds and a third place finish. He enters having finished second in three straight minor stakes races - the Seattle Slew Stakes last time out here September 10, the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga August 7 and the State Dinner Stakes on this track July 4. He won an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track before that and had a third, a second and another win respectively in Allowance races early this year. Touchofstarquality looks ready for his step up in competition and will chase his first stakes victory from an unfortunate outside post 13. Jose Ortiz has the mount.
Threefiveindia 6-1 - Chad Brown trained colt has five career starts with three wins and a third place finish. He enters off a third in the G3 Gallant Bob at Parx September 24 after two Allowance Optional Claiming scores this past summer and a seventh in the G1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland in October, 2015. Threefiveindia has placed in three straight with a respectable 98 and 97 Beyer Speed Figure in two races ahead of this weekend and will be after his first stakes score from gate 2. Javier Castellano rides.
Cadeyrn 15-1 - has placed in eight of nine career starts for trainer Jeremiah Englehart - three wins, a second and four third place finishes. He makes his graded stakes debut on a two race win streak - an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out on this track September 24 and an Allowance at Saratoga August 25. Before that were consecutive thirds in Allowance races early in the summer and a seventh in his only stakes action to date - the minor LARC Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico in May. Caderyn arrives in career best form and will be after his first stakes score from post 7. Luis Saez rides.
Farhaan 20-1 - Carlos Martin trainee won a couple of minor stakes races in 2013/2014 and has eight wins, two seconds and three third place finishes in 28 career starts. He has stumbled his last two starts - a sixth last time out in the G2 Commonwealth Turf Cup at Laurel Park September 24 followed a fourth in the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga September 5. Before that was a two race win streak against lesser competition - a Waiver Claiming August 19 and a Claiming July 24. Farhaan looks to hit the board in graded stakes company for the first time in his fifth try - from gate 8 with Antonio Gallardo guiding him.
Green Gratto 20-1 - Gaston Grant trainee won the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap in November and has been up and down since. He arrives off a seventh in the G1 Vosburgh Stakes here October 1 after an OK second in the minor New Jersey Breeders Handicap at Monmouth Park August 28, a nice win in the minor Hockessin Stakes at Delaware Park July 16 and a couple of unflattering results - a fifth in the G3 Belmont Sprint Championship July 9 and an eleventh in the G3 Jaipur Invitational in June. He has placed in just four of 11 graded stakes tries, has seven wins, eight seconds and eight third place finishes in 47 career starts and arrives in so-so form. Jockey Kendrick Carmouche will try to guide Green Gratto to his first graded stakes score this year - from the rail.
Dannie's Deceiver 20-1 - David Cannizzo trained colt has three wins and three seconds in 13 career starts. He made his graded stakes debut two back and finished an OK fourth in the G1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga August 27 and followed that with a sixth in the G1 Vosburgh Stakes on this track October 1. He was decent before that - a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont Park July 14, an Allowance Optional Claiming score on that track June 11, a second and another win respectively in a pair of similar races in the spring. Dannie's Deceiver was good against lesser company but hasn't shown much in stakes races so far. Manuel Franco will try to change all of that from post 9 Saturday.
Mylute 20-1 - defending runner-up in this finish has placed in just two of eight starts since. He enters off consecutive fourths in minor stakes races - the Challedon Stakes at Laurel Park October 1 and the Seattle Slew Stakes on this track September 10. Before that was a third in the minor Alydar Stakes August 7, an Allowance Optional Claiming score here in June, a respectable third in the G3 Westchester Stakes in May and a ninth in the G3 Commonwealth Stakes in April. Mylute searched for his first stakes score and enters in less-than-spectacular form. Jockey Eric Cancel will try to change Mylute's fortunes around from post 5 Saturday.
Liberty Holiday 30-1 - Argentinean bred Ralph Hicks trained colt has two wins and two seconds in nine career starts. He finished second in a Group 1 race at home in May, 2015 and shipped to North America where he failed to place in his first four starts - all Allowance races. He finally broke through last time out with an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Gulfstream September 23. Liberty Holiday hasn't been all that impressive but hopes a step up in competition will wake this colt up. Tyler Gaffalione will be in the irons from post 7.
Gentrify 30-1 - Raymond Handal trained gelding makes his stakes debut Saturday after 23 career starts produced seven wins, three seconds and three third place finishes. He arrives on the heels of a two race win streak - an Allowance here last time out October 1 and a Starter Allowance at Saratoga September 3. Before that was a seventh in a Starter Allowance and a second and a fourth respectively in a pair of races this past summer. Gentrify steps up in career best form and will have Angel Arroyo guiding him from post 3.
Face of Winner 30-1 - Gustavo Delgado trained Ringling has four wins, three seconds and two third place finishes in 14 career starts. He makes his stakes debut on a two race win streak - both Allowance Optional Claiming with the last coming on this track October 13. He failed to place in his previous three. Face the Winner steps up in career best form but looks as though he will be in over his head - from gate 12 with Christopher DeCarlo in the irons.
2016 Bold Ruler Handicap Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:08 PM.
||Irad Ortiz, Jr.
||Liberty Holiday (ARG)
||Face of Winner