The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Belmont Stakes

by | 06.06.2019 | 5:59pm

Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

#1 – Joevia
Exciting prospect
In listed stakes company
Not in a classic

#2 – Everfast
Only bigger shock
Than his Preakness runner-up
Would be an encore

#3 – Master Fencer
A pleasant surprise
Outkicking his Derby odds
Could carve out a piece

#4 – Tax
Trainer seemed unsure
If he wants to run the horse
Can't back that angle

#5 – Bourbon War
Placings have dwindled
As the water gets deeper
Tough time to buck trends

#6 – Spinoff
Do-nothing Derby
Leads spotty recent record
Hold stock 'til the Spa

#7 – Sir Winston
Born in the wrong place
If he's Ontario-bred
He wins the Queen's Plate

#8 – Intrepid Heart
Has the class and page
If you forgive his stumble
In the Peter Pan

#9 – War of Will
Gritty Preakness king
Usurps division control
If he wins this one

#10 – Tacitus
Textbook Tapit play
Run a good fourth at Churchill
Then win the Belmont

Prediction
Pedigree holds sway
And so too does Tacitus
Will, Fencer follow

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