We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Belmont that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage at Belmont, and we have our best value bets available.
Belmont horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:52) Free Entry to Belmont Park Plate (1200m)
#2 – The Front Bar – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Front Bar is searching for three consecutive wins after knuckling down to score in a close finish at Belmont last time out.
She hit the line impressively to score and she could rise through the grades nicely, but this is a sharp rise in class, so it will be a test.
William Pike sticks with her and that’s a great sign.
Race 2. (14:32) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1000m)
#1 – Wilchino – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wilchino is another runner looking to score three consecutive wins, and we wouldn’t be betting against her on Saturday.
The Daniel Morton-trained mare is unbeaten at Belmont and all four of her career wins have come over this distance, which bodes well.
Barrier eight is tricky, but she has good barrier speed to overcome it.
Race 3. (15:12) Crown Perth 1MW (1400m)
#9 – Devoted Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Devoted Star is only a three-time winner, but the six-year-old mare looks ready to get back to her winning ways.
The Williams-trained daughter of Al Maher finished third at Belmont last time out, and she runs better on good surfaces, so conditions suit.
Getting Pike in the saddle off the inside draw with 55kg is ideal, so expect a big run.
Race 4. (15:52) Glenroy Chaff BM66 (2200m)
#3 – Sowar – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sowar has figured in the finish in 18 of his 30 starts and that’s a solid record at this level of racing.
The son of Sepoy comes off a second placing on this track, and despite yet to win at Belmont from 10 attempts, he owns five placings.
Barrier one suits and he should be right in the mix.
Race 5. (16:28) Iron Jack Handicap (1600m)
#9 – Miss Zedel – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miss Zedel is a four-time winner from 19 starts, which includes two wins this preparation.
The six-year-old mare by Bullet Train has yet to run worse than second from four attempts at the distance and that bodes well for this race.
Punters should get value odds for the Adam Durrant-trained mare.
Race 6. (17:10) Amelia Park Blue Spec Stakes (1600m)
#4 – True Attraction @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to bounce back after a disappointing eighth at Belmont is True Attraction, who is a professional six-time winner.
The six-year-old son of More than Ready loves racing at this track with five wins and five placings from 13 starts, so he’s worth following.
William Pike sticks with him and that’s a good sign.
Race 7. (17:50) Cool Ridge 1MW (1200m)
#6 – Miss Vasari – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miss Vasari has yet to do much wrong from five career starts, which includes two wins and two second placings.
The four-year-old son of Rogano produced her worst performance when fourth last start, but she’s capable of bouncing back in quick fashion.
Chris Parnham takes the ride and we’re confident of a big run.
Race 8. (18:25) Peninsula Dining Room BM66 (1000m)
#2 – Weaponson – Bet @ Sportsbet
Weaponson is fresh up and he does some of his best racing early in his campaign. The five-year-old comes off a trial win at Lark Hill and he owns four second placings from five attempts at Belmont.
He is always around the mark and running over 1000m is ideal. Weaponson owns two wins over the journey, and he should use the inside draw to his advantage.
Look for a betting push on race day.
Race 9. (19:00) Horsepower BM72 (1400m)
#3 – Notorious One – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding has won half of his 12 career starts and that’s a fine record at this stage of his career.
He gets the inside draw for this race, which is another bonus and with four wins from five attempts at Belmont, he’s the runner to follow.
We’re not expecting big odds from bookmakers, but take whatever is available.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.