Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Belmont meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: True entire circuit
Belmont R1 – Two-years-old Plate 1000m
REVITUP returned to racing with a clear win here two back then just found one better last start. She gets chance to return to winners stall.
AZTEC RULER is a debutant who has been impressive winning both trials. Always an advantage to draw close to fence at first start and he will be well supported.
POT SHOT resumes from a spell. She was never all that far off them in three starts last time in work and she has won fresh. Must include.
Belmont R2 – No Metro Wins last year Handicap 1600m
SNIPPY MISS won here four starts back then she has not been all that far away in three runs since. Gets out to the mile and that could be the winning move.
GLAMOUR PACKED finished the race off strongly when just missed in driving finish here last start. Extra distance here ideal and like her chances in this field.
ARNIE’S BOY looked a little unlucky last start when held-up final stages. Drawn a little awkwardly but if he can get some luck in running may surprise.
Tip: SNIPPY MISS
Belmont R3 – Open Handicap 1400m
SECRET DEPLOY resumes from a spell. Competitive in all three starts last time in work but just found it hard to win. Recent trial was sound and he can get away with this fresh.
COLOSSAL was impressive winning his first two starts then followed with a couple of placings since. He can get away with this.
NERO KING was well backed into favourite at Northam on debut and he won impressively. This a tougher assignment but from ideal barrier he can measure up.
Tip: SECRET DEPLOY
Belmont R4 – Aquanita Stakes (Listed) 2000m
This looks right race for BLACK FANTASY to return to winners stall. He has been placed in last three starts and deserves a win this campaign.
OUTSPOKEN LAD was sent out favourite here last start but just could not finish the race off well enough. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he will be in mix.
MOJO RHYTHM is another that has been threatening another win in this class. Close placings last two starts this track and from inside gate will go close.
Tip: BLACK FANTASY
Belmont R5 – Belmont Oaks (Listed) 2000m
SEARCHIN’ ROC’S only just missed in driving finish behind Devoted in the Guineas last start. Racing as though the step to 2000m will be ideal and she is the one to beat.
THE VELVET QUEEN looks the main danger. She has been placed in all three starts this time in and sure to be a factor again.
MY FURY could be the value runner in this. She has not had all that much luck in two runs back and from ideal barrier here she could be the big improver.
Tip: SEARCHIN’ ROC’S
Belmont R6 – Rating 78+ Handicap 1600m
STARTRADE is racing in super form. Made it two in a row with a good tough win here last start and no reason he cannot go on with it here.
SLUICE BOX finished too well for a soft win here last start. That made it two wins from last three starts and hard to knock winning form.
LAST OF THE LINE came from well back when just out of the placings first-up. He will be much better from that outing and can figure in this.
Belmont R7 – Rating 66+ Handicap 1400m
GUNMETAL GREY is never far away in her races. She just arrived a stride too late here last start and gets her chance to go one better in this.
SAVAGE ONE broke through for well-deserved win here two starts back then just found the in-form Billy Ray too smart last start. He gets chance to return to winners stall.
GINGER FLYER resumes from spell. She comes into this off a couple of sound trial wins and she should be forward enough to give this a shake.
Tip: GUNMETAL GREY
Belmont R8 – Rating 72+ Handicap 1000m
BEADS was a good strong winner here fresh then beaten less than a length last start. Comes into this third-up from spell and from ideal barrier should get his chance.
FLYING MISSILE comes into this ready third-up from spell. Had no luck here last start and did a good job to finish so close. Barrier ideal and she cannot be left out.
NOWHITEFLAG looks the likely speed. Tenacious win when held them all off last start making it two wins from three starts this time in. He will be the one to run down.
Belmont R9 – One Metro Win Handicap 1000m
MY BABY BLUE JEAN resumes from a spell. Speedy filly who is sure to drive through and sit in first couple. Been given a trial to get ready for this and she will take catching.
STORM COMMANDER settled back last before unleashing big finish to win here last start. He will be giving them a start from the corner but if leaders stop he will be there to pounce.
SOCKOFF resumes from a spell. She has not been placed fresh but she won recent trial by over 4 lengths and she looks ready for this.