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Belmont Park free selection for Thursday:

No.  BEL Race 6 Md Sp Wt (3:25 ET) ML FAIR
My Super Nova
First Service
Analysis: My Super Nova is back with maidens after running second to Temper Mint Patty for the second time in a row in the state bred Joe Gimma. She was beaten 13 1/2 lengths but missed by just a neck in a game debut two back. The $100,000 Spa purchase is bred to like a wet track, by Super Saver out of a stakes placed Forestry mare, her first foal to race. She is the logical one to beat here as the likely favorite for the Weaver barn.
Sonora is a $77,000 purchase making her debut for the Kenneally barn that is 14% winners with first timers. The filly is by Discreetly Mine (6% winners with debut runners from a limited sampling) out of the stakes winner Road to Mandalay ($98,788) who has dropped four winners including a couple of nice ones in Game Token ($312,363) and La Concerto ($248,056). The filly has quick works on the morning tab and debuts with lasix.
Race Rating: $$$
WIN: #7 to win at 2-1 or better.
EX: 7,12 / 6,7,8,12
TRI: 7,12 / 6,7,8,12 / 2,6,7,8,12


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