Belmont Stakes 2011 Profile: Monzon

Monzon failed to hit the board in three prior graded stakes races and will attempt to turn things around in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

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The gelded son of ’95 Belmont Stakes hero Thunder Gulch has faced the starter eight times with three wins to his credit. He romped in a pair of flat mile starts in Maryland (dirt) and Delaware (turf) last year and started 2011 with an Aqueduct inner dirt tally in the Count Fleet Stakes, beating the likes of Pants On Fire.

The wheels came off the cart with a non-threatening 5th in the Sam Davis and a 6th in the Peter Pan but he figures to be grinding away late. Hi aforementioned sire Thunder Gulch threw 2001 Belmont Stakes winner Point Given.

Monzon will represent legendary Sagamore Farm and the late striding three-year-old will have to kick his game up a notch or two to compete for a minor award. A minor award in not out of the question.

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