John R. Velazquez

Clancy's Call: Big Day At Belmont With 3 Grade 1 Races

Bob Clancy's selections for three Grade 1 races Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

(NBC Sports Network, 5-6 p.m.):

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Post time: 3:10 p.m.; Distance: 1½ miles; Purse: $350,000; Forecast: Windy with occasional light rain, high near 65

FLINTSHIRE (No. 4, 1-5) has won all four U.S. starts and is 3-for-3 this year since moving to Chad Brown's barn. The 6-year-old son of Dansili is so good right now, he has scared away the competition. Only three others are entered. One concern is the weather because he prefers firm turf, but anything close to his best should be good...