We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Belmont that features nine quality betting races.
Racing continues at Belmont on Saturday and we have our best value bets available.
Belmont horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:18) Fuller Fitness BM78 (2000m)
#3 – Zaratite – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zaratite was a good thing beaten at Belmont last Saturday and punters should stick with the five-year-old gelding.
The son of Animal Kingdom never got clear in the straight but still managed to finish second by a nose behind Treasured Crown.
It’s a good form guide and with William Pike in the saddle, he should be winning.
Race 2. (14:57) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1200m)
#6 – Mind Tricks – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mind Tricks scored an upset win fresh up at Belmont and although beaten last start, punters shouldn’t drop her yet.
She owns two wins and two placings from seven starts and she won her only attempt at Belmont, which bodes well.
Barrier three with 55.5kg on her back is ideal.
Race 3. (15:37) The Barn Martial Arts 2YO (1300m)
#1 – Toppa the Mountain – Bet @ Sportsbet
Daniel Morton lines up the two-year-old gelding that went close last time out when second at Belmont and we think that form stacks up well.
The son of Sessions looked solid in his first campaign when scoring a win and a placing, so the ability is there and this field isn’t very deep.
Look for each-way odds from bookmakers on race day.
Race 4. (16:17) Waja BM72 (1600m)
#3 – The Spruiker – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding is shooting for five wins on the bounce and we wouldn’t overlook his chances of achieving the feat.
He is unbeaten in four starts at Belmont and he handles all track condition, so there is every reason to be confident with the likely favourite.
It’s a harder task here, but he’s the form runner in the field.
Race 5. (16:55) Jockey Celebration Day Sprint (1000m)
#4 – Charleton Eddie – Bet @ Sportsbet
Charleton Eddie finished last at Ascot last start, but he was only a few lengths behind the winner. He is a classy winner of five from 12 starts and he can’t be overlooked here.
The son of Shooting to Win is unbeaten at Belmont and with only 54kg on his back, he’ll love racing under these conditions.
Punters should expect a return to form.
Race 6. (17:30) Toni’s 50th Birthday 1MW (1000m)
#5 – Sassy Trader – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re sticking with Sassy Trader, who has been out of form this season but the talent is there.
The three-year-old son of Trade Fair faced strong fields at the start of his career and he won’t find this any harder than those races.
Dropping to 53kg could make all the difference, so give him another chance.
Race 7. (18:00) Techworks BM66 (1200m)
#7 – Miss Vasari – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Morton-trained filly has yet to finish worse than second from four starts, so the class is there.
She comes off a win at Belmont and despite rising in class for this race, she gets the advantage of staying down in the weights at 55kg.
It will be her toughest test to date, but she is a promising type that should be followed.
Race 8. (18:35) Amelia Park Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Sketta – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sketta has already won twice this preparation and the three-year-old filly looks good enough to add another.
The daughter of Thorn Dancer was only a half-length behind the winner last start and carrying 55.5kg with Pike in the saddle is ideal here.
She is another rising type for Fred Kersley and she has ability.
Race 9. (19:10) Crown Perth 1MW (1400m)
#1 – Ginger Baker – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ginger Baker is always around the mark and his consecutive wins prior to running second last start bode well.
The Brockman-trained three-year-old owns three wins and three second placings from 10 starts, so he’s always around the mark and that should be the case again on Saturday.
Barrier five bodes well and punters should get value odds.
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.