Pennine Ridge Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes is set for May 29 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Pennine Ridge Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Pennine Ridge Stakes
- Purse: $150,000
- Track: Belmont Park
- Date: May 29
- Post Time: 5:12 PM (ET)
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2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Handicapping
One week prior to the (G1) Belmont Stakes, the feature this Saturday at Belmont Park is the (G2) Pennine Ridge Stakes for horses age three, run at 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont turf course.
As a prep race for July’s $1 million Belmont Derby, the 2021 Pennine Ridge has drawn a very evenly matched field of nine, six of which are listed at under 10-1 in the morning line odds.
Odds listed here are morning line odds from the Belmont track handicapper.
2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Hard Love Race Odds: 9-5
A first-out winner on the Belmont turf back in October, Hard Love has three career races and has won two of those and ran second in the other.
After scoring that maiden win he stepped up to stakes company at Aqueduct and was beaten by a wire-to-wire winner in the Central Park Stakes, finishing 10 lengths ahead of the third-place horse. He opened his 2021 season just six weeks ago, tracking off a very slow pace and then taking over late to win the Woodhaven Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.
He’s trained by Jonathan Thomas, while two-time race winner Javier Castellano gets the call to ride.
2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Sainthood Race Odds: 4-1
After getting his first win in his second start on the dirt at Fair Grounds, Sainthood switched to the all-weather surface at Turfway Park and ran second in the (G3) Jeff Ruby Steaks, picking up enough qualifying points to make the field for the Kentucky Derby.
He wasn’t much of a factor in the Derby, running as close as sixth early on before fading late to finish 11th. Now the connections try another surface switch to the Belmont grass, where he has put in a couple of decent recent works.
Trainer Todd Pletcher won the race in 2014, Joel Rosario was the winning jockey last year.
2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Public Sector Race Odds: 9-2
UK-bred Public Sector has made all four lifetime starts in the US, and showed a lot of promise when running second last October in the (G2) Pilgrim Stakes. There he was two lengths back of Fire At Will, who next went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
After being away from the track for six months he returned in early May to run second in an allowance-level event at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Chad Brown has won the Pennine Ridge twice before. Jockey Jose Ortiz is in the saddle
2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Safe Conduct Race Odds: 6-1
Ontario-bred Safe Conduct takes his first shot at stakes racing after building a record of two wins and a runner-up finish in four previous lifetime starts at the lower levels.
He was the 2 1/2 length winner at odds of 39-1 over Public Sector last time out in that allowance race, running 1 1/16 miles on the Belmont inner turf. He’s an improving colt who has boosted his Equibase speed figure with each successive race.
He’s trained by Philip Sherpe, Jose Lezcano will be in the irons.
Here’s My 2021 Pennine Ridge Stakes Free Pick.
Although it wasn’t a stakes race, that last out allowance event on May 2 involving Public Sector and Safe Conduct on the Belmont inner turf seems to be a significant prep for this race, and I’ll use both of those horses on the top of my ticket.
While both should appreciate the added distance here, Safe Conduct has been putting in the better works, and based on that I’ll use him for the win at what should be a very solid price. I’ll also box them in the exacta.
Full Field: Pennine Ridge Stakes Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Shawdyshawdyshawdy 20-1
- #2 – Step Dancer 10-1
- #3 – Shaftsbury 6-1
- #4 – Hard Love 9-5
- #5 – Sainthood 4-1
- #6 – Minuteman 30-1
- #7 – Public Sector 9-2
- #8 – Safe Conduct 6-1
- #9 – The Reds 12-1
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