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 7m, entire circuit
Have been impressed with the trial form of CLAIRVOYANCE. Makes her debut here and from ideal barrier draw happy to put her on top.
BUMPER HUMPER was sent out favourite here last start and after sitting on the speed showed good acceleration to put race beyond doubt at 200m. She can win again.
BORN TO RULE has done nothing wrong in her three starts. She won with something in hand here two starts back and if she finds that form will go close again.
MISCHIEVIOUS DIVA is another debutant who has been showing enough in her trials to suggest she has ability and must respect if any stable support.
PUCKAPUNYAL looks ready to win. Comes into this off two solid placings and from ideal barrier she is the one they have to beat.
SECRET STATUE was sent out favourite at Pinjarra on debut and did not let punters down getting up in last couple of strides. Expect he will be better from that outing and from inside draw can win again.
PLATINUM BULLET covered plenty of extra ground here last start but still proved too strong final stages. Should get better run here and definite inclusion in multiples.
CAPTAIN KINK led throughout to win here two starts back then just wanted to overrace in front last start and could not finish race off. Back to 1200m ideal.
ABERDEEN QUEEN relished the cut out of the ground here last start and she was dominant over last 200m. Going to need an ounce of luck from her wide gate but of she gets right run can win again.
MODERATOR won with something in hand here fresh then chased home Aberdeen Queen here last start. Hard to see him turning the tables but he can fill quinella spot again.
BOMBAY STYLE had some support at double figure odds here last start and just finished too well from the back. Will be giving them a start but watch for him last 200m.
LAVISTARR was doing her best work last 200m here last start, Comes into this ready third-up from spell and would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: ABERDEEN QUEEN
MATERIAL MAN finished much too well for them to win the G3 Strickland Stakes here last start. If he can reproduce that form he should be too good for these.
NOIR DE RUE will control this race from the front. If they leave him along through the middle stages expect him to take some catching.
MIZLECKI had every chance in the G3 Strickland but was not good enough in straight. Not much depth here and she can sneak into a placing.
PETTICOAT JUNCTION should be able to sit a little closer from her inside barrier and like her getting back to the 2000m where she finds her best form. One at odds for first four players.
Tip: MATERIAL MAN
Hard to see them beating WINDSTORM. Seems to be getting better with each run this time in and as long as Pike gets the right gaps soon after balancing up he should be too dominant for these.
SON OF A GOD was perfectly rated by Chloe Azzopardi here last start and he held on for gutsy all the way win. Will more than likely set the speed here and if steals a break will take catching.
MILITARY RULER has chased home Showmanship and Windstorm in his two runs this time in. Ready to find his best third-up but not sure he can turn the tables on the favourite.
What do we do with MASSIMO. He has teased us throughout this prep but too frightened to leave him out of multiples in case he finds his best.
Going to have something each way on SKINNEN TINS in this. She is one of those that always gives you a run for your money. Two solid minor placings this track at last couple and she can figure again.
INSPIRATIONAL GIRL resumes from spell. She was beaten fresh last time in work when over the 1400m so just though she may find these a bit sharp but class will take her a long way.
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND is in scintillating form this time in winning all three starts. She is versatile and would not be surprised to see her sitting two wide behind the speed and when she peels on the corner may steal a winning break.
TURBO POWER was placed behind Windstorm last start and if he can reproduce that form here should be in finish.
Tip: SKINNEN TINS
SENTIMENTAL GIFT was making good late ground in a race that did not suit him pace wise first-up. She will be better from that outing and expect there will be a bit more speed in this enabling her to finish off strongly from the corner.
ROMAN FLIRT strung together four straight wins before having a tough run here last start and did a good job to finish so close. Drawn out in the car park here which is a concern but form too good to leave her out.
UNCLE LINO chased home Roman Flirt at Pinjarra last start. Barrier draw a distinct advantage over that mare here and he can figure in the placings.
JIMMY RAPID was enormous when placed here last start. Will get all the favours from his inside barrier and expect him to keep grinding away final stages.
Tip: SENTIMENTAL GIFT
MISTY METAL has not finished out of a placing in four first-up tries. She was placed in Group 3 company fresh at Ascot last time in work and two solid trials leading into this should have her primed.
ESSENTIAL SPICE raced up on the speed here first-up and she looked winner when found front at 200m but just found one better final stages. Strips fitter second-up from spell and she is sure to be in finish.
SAMIZDAT resumes from spell. Beaten less than 2 lengths in the G1 Railway Stakes before going for a break. Will appreciate getting over further but drawn ideally and too classy to leave out fresh.
SARACINO was making good late ground late here first-up. Placed second-up last time in work and although this harder cannot dismiss.
Tip: MISTY METAL
Surely LEVITATE gets his chance here. Barrier draw is a little concern but if Paul Harvey can find a position on him early he should take some running down.
DOUBLE THE PRO brings winning form into this. Just kept coming under riding wearing leader down for good strong win here last start. Awkward gate but can win again.
DEVOTED STAR gave them a big start here last start and it took some Pike magic to weave a passage and drive clear late. Big field here and she will again need everything to go right but if it does she can win.
PARIS REPORT finished too well to win here first-up. She strung two wins in a row to begin prep last time in work and cannot leave out again.