Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Belmont meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races on the Belmont course. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Soft 5

Rail Position: Out +10m entire circuit

Only race fitness that cost BRAVE CALL first-up. Drove to the front at 200m and looked winner but just found one better final stages. Fitter and can measure up to these.

FIRE GODDESS was plain last start after having every chance sitting in behind the speed. Two Northam placings proceeding that run and she can bounce back in this.

TIME STARTS NOW comes into this ready third-up from spell. Was making good late ground here last start and not that far off minor placing. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he can sneak into a place.

TRADE FAIR EXPRESS was doing best work final stages when placed at Pinjarra last start. Drawn perfectly and should have last crack at these.


CLAIRVOYANCE gave them a galloping lesson from the front here last start when sprinted away from the smart Panzdown. Looks the speed and she should win again.

WATCH ME DANCE is a class filly resuming from spell. Finished last prep with G3 WA Sires Produce win. May need touch further before finding best but has the talent to get away with this.

KEEP YOUR FEET was strong winner here two starts back then just found the smart Queen Brown bit too good last start. He can run into minor spot.

CHAMPAGNE DIVA led throughout to win here last start. Finds a tougher task but makes own luck rolling forward and one for the multiples.


Thought that NOT TO BE MIST may have a couple of lengths on Serenity Bay from the corner and that maybe the winning move as he is sure to take catching last 200m.

SERENITY BAY is the obvious danger. Finished powerfully from well off them to win here last start and no reason cannot go on with it here.

POSITION OF POWER was only run down late by Serenity Bay here last start and fought the race out strongly. If he can hold that form he is sure to be a factor again.

SNOWCHINO looked as though she would benefit from the run when just battled late first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and will be in this for a long way.


NOIR DE RUE just raced a little keenly here last start and could not finish well enough last 200m. If he can settle a little better up on the speed he will take some running down final stages.

PRINCE TURBO never stopped chasing Fuhrer here last start but just could not make up the ground and had to settle for second spot. Gets his chance to go one better in this.

GANGBUSTER should control this race from the front. If he can get some cheap sectionals in the middle stages he will run a cheeky race.

BURNING PRIDE finished too well for them final stages and got up in last couple of strides here last start. She will get a perfect run in transit and takes holding out final 100m.


MONTELENA let down impressively last 200m for clear win here last start. Finds a similar race and she should win again.

ACONITE chased home Montelena here last start. Hard to see her turning the tables but she can fill the quinella spot again.

ASTRONOMITE was placed here two starts back then beaten less than 2 lengths last start. Racing well enough to be included in multiples.

STRIKE FORCE gets back into an easier race than recent starts. Expect that he will improve in this class.


WEAPONSON looks ready to win. Been beaten less than a length in both runs back from spell. Should sit up on the speed and will get his chance last 200m.

SUPER EX was heavily supported first-up in WA and proved too strong final stages. Should make own luck and will take beating.

ABBY LANE did not have all that much luck here last start but still ran into minor placing. Ready third-up from spell and cannot be left out.

ROUTE EIGHTY EIGHT can produce a run fresh from spell. She should be juicy odds and will add value to multiples.


FREE TRADE resumes from spell. Yet to miss a place in any of his fifteen starts. Drawn ideally and two winning trials leading into this should have him ready for this.

Liked the way FLOYD finished the race off to win here first-up from spell. He is sure to be better from that outing and can win again.

ESSENTIAL SPICE won in Listed company here two starts back then followed that up with minor placing last start. Racing in super form and will be a major player again.

Liked the way PYM’S ROYALE chased home final stages here first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and will be hitting the line hard final stages.


SILKINIZE looked in a hopeless position here last start back on fence before weaving a passage and finishing too well for last to first win last start. Will be giving them a start from the corner but has big finish and would be watching for himlate.

CLIFFS OF COMFORT just looked in need of the run when faded late into minor spot first-up. Strips fitter and he will be in finish again.

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND is such an honest mare. She has the advantage of apprentice claim and expect her to be up front for a long way.

DANNY GEORGE was not beaten all that far here last start. Finds a similar race third-up from spell and would not leave him out of major chances.



OHBEEH was impressive winning here two starts back then just got out a touch too late last start when just missed. Drawn perfectly and should get his chance last 200m.

ANNIHILATOR gave them a galloping lesson here last start after sitting just off the speed. Drawn little awkwardly but if he can find a position early will take holding out final stages.

INFLATION comes into this off a couple of sound placings. Gets his chance to return to the winners stall in this field.

DEVOTED STAR finished too well to win here two starts back then was just bit flat last start. Third-up from spell and ready to find her best form.