Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Belmont meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 6
Rail Position: Out 3m entire circuit
Liked the way HARMIKA hit the line when placed here on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and from ideal barrier can go one better.
RED FIFTY THREE was well supported into favourite here on debut and he did not let supporters down with a good tough win. Can improve and win again.
WAR GEM had the perfect run and finished too well for impressive debut win. Drawn to get ideal run again and can win this.
KAYMAY resumes from spell. She won at Ascot on debut before having a torrid run before break. She may find best form when fresh.
OCEAN AURA sat a long way back and wide on debut but I like the way he hit the line into minor placing. Better from the race experience and she can win this.
ATLANTIS BEACH chased home gamely when ran into placing here on debut them was only getting into the race late last start. He will not be a maiden for much longer.
FORTY NINER is a model of consistency with four placings from five starts this time in. Plenty of race experience and can get away with this.
TRADED CROWN comes to town after some consistent provincial form. Has the speed to lead these and a must for multiples.
Tip: OCEAN AURA
POLICIERE did all the work outside the leader before sprinting clear final stages first-up. Better from that run and can win again.
THIS’LL TESTYA resumes from spell. She has won two of three first-up tries and if she finds best form will be right in the mix.
FALSE STATEMENT is another having his first start from a break. Won at Geraldton three starts back but only battled next couple. Has won fresh and would not leave out of place chances.
STATE ATTORNEY was bit disappointing here last start but he had been placed in two previous starts if he can find that form would be in finish.
Hard to knock the winning form of JUSTHANDY who has been strong racing on the speed and winning last couple. Makes own luck rolling forward and can win again.
GINGER FLYER overraced a touch here first-up and just found one better coming off her back late. Sure to be better from that outing and a must for major chances.
BEAT THE BELL finished too well to win here first-up from spell then got going late between runners last start. Third-up and can figure.
SPEEDY MISS is such an honest mare. She keeps racing in consistent form but just finding it hard to win. Cannot leave her out of exotics.
TYPE WON raced on the speed before sprinting clear final stages here last start. Should roll forward again and will take holding out last 200m.
DEVINE BEAST caught the eye final stages when placed here last start. That made it two placings from last couple of starts and she looks ready to win.
REQUISITION is another who likes to get up on the pace and will take catching if he can get a breather before the corner.
BEDOUIN BELLE broke through for well deserved win here last start and no reason she cannot win again.
Tip: TYPE WON
Belmont R6 – One Metro Win Handicap 1600m
GIANT LEAP has been racing well enough this prep. Won fresh then has been placed in two runs since. Gets his chance to return to winners stall.
GENERAL GRANT has been impressive winning his last two starts. Finds a tougher affair but no reason he cannot make it three straight.
AL MAHALO was bit poor here last start but previous start was placed and if he can find that form would be right in the mix again.
GLAMOUR PACKED was beaten less than a length here two starts back then only got going final stages last start. Drawn to get ideal run and would not leave out of exotics.
Tip: GIANT LEAP
TELLEM WE’RE COMIN was enormous here when placed first-up then chased home solidly when placed again last start. Drawn to get perfect run and can go one better.
NOTORIOUS ONE has been racing in super form winning three of his last four outings. Gets out to Listed class here but he can measure up.
WESTERN TEMPLE was placed behind Amasenus here first-up from spell then not too bad last start. Drawn perfectly and can sneak into a place.
TRAP FOR FOOLS resumes from spell. Looking for him to roll along in front and if forward enough first-up will take some catching.
Tip: TELLEM WE’RE COMIN
DOWNFORCE does not look that far off another win. Placed in two of his three starts this time in and from ideal barrier draw should get his chance.
Thought TEMPTACION did enough first-up from spell. Sure to be better from the outing and from inside gate she should be right in the mix.
SKINNEN TINS loomed to be right in the mix here last start but just peaked final stages. She can mix her form but if she finds best would give this a shake.
PEPPIJACK surprisingly got back here last start and he did nothing. Expect them to use his inside barrier here and lead and he will take catching.
Have always had an opinion of PULI and first-up from spell he can win this. Two wins from four starts last prep and placed in other two. He goes on top.
CLIFFS OF COMFORT comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell. Beaten just over a length in both runs back and he looks well placed.
What do we do with DUNBAR?. Been threatening to win a race this prep but just been falling short for punters. Can never leave out of winning chances.
Only race fitness that cost BUMPER HUMPER here first-up from spell. Sure to be better from that outing and with ounce of luck from wide gate can surprise.