We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Belmont that features nine quality betting races.
Stakes racing features in the west on Saturday and we have our best value bets on offer.
Belmont horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:17) Westspeed Platinum 0MW (1000m)
#4 – Vital Blast – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old comes off a campaign including two wins from his last three starts and we can’t overlook that form.
He has yet to fire from three attempts at Belmont, but he comes in with a trial win by two lengths and that form bodes well.
3kg comes off his back and he could put away this small field.
Race 2. (13:57) Free Entry to Belmont Park Plate (1400m)
#6 – Astrape – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Daniel Morton-trained two-year-old hasn’t had much luck to date and she should break her maiden status here.
She comes off her fifth placing from six starts and she had no luck after being trapped wide, so punters should overlook that performance.
Barrier three with 54kg on her back is ideal, so we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 3. (14:37) Dream Horse in Cinemas BM62 (1400m)
#3 – She’s God To You – Bet @ Sportsbet
She’s God To You has mixed her form this season, but she is talented at her best. The three-year-old filly won at Ascot three back and she hasn’t been too far away at Belmont since.
She owns three placings from four starts on the track and also two wins from three starts at the distance, so the stats read well.
Punters should expect each-way odds.
Race 4. (15:17) Western Racepix 1MW (1400m)
#5 – Secret Statue – Bet @ Sportsbet
Secret Statue gets the services of William Pike and that could make all the difference. The four-year-old comes off a third placing at Belmont and he’s fitter with two runs under his belt.
He is a son of Statue of Liberty that was heavily backed to win last start, and although beaten, he is getting close to another win.
55.5kg is ideal and punters shouldn’t expect long odds.
Race 5. (15:57) Glenroy Chaff 1MW (1200m)
#3 – Ohbeeh – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ohbeeh comes off a win at Belmont Park and he’s good enough to go back-to-back against this company.
The four-year-old son of Sessions owns two wins and three placings from six starts at Belmont, so he is always around the mark and tough to beat.
He gets a 2kg apprentice claim and we expect him to be in the thick of the action.
Race 6. (16:39) Byron Bay Premium Lager BM78 (1000m)
#4 – Panzdown – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old is in stellar form after notching four consecutive wins. He comes off a 2.5-length win at Ascot and he has yet to finish worse than second at Belmont.
With four wins from five starts over this distance and five wins from 10 starts overall, we’re sticking with the talented son of Panzer Division.
He looks to have a bright future.
Race 7. (17:15) Crown Perth BM72 (1600m)
#6 – Zaratite – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zaratite has been a model of consistency throughout his career with eight starts for four wins and three second placings.
The five-year-old son of Animal Kingdom comes off an easy trial win at Lark Hill and although he’s a stayer resuming, he finds form quickly.
It’s another good ride for William Pike and he wouldn’t ride if he wasn’t a winning chance.
Race 8. (17:55) Seacorp Hyperion Stakes (1600m)
#3 – The Velvet King @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Velvet King is a five-year-old that scored by 1.8 lengths against a hot field at Belmont last time out.
He is a talented son of Universal Ruler that owns five wins on the track and drawing barrier two should see him right around the mark again.
It’s not his best distance, but we’re not surprised by the odds available.
Race 9. (18:35) Amelia Park BM66 (2200m)
#3 – Blackwater Bay – Bet @ Sportsbet
Blackwater Bay is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Albany and Belmont. The four-year-old is a three-time winner from nine starts and he’s capable of winning again.
Despite drawing barrier 10, he has time to find cover and get a nice drag into the race. Watch for him finishing strongly down the outside late.
Punters could get each-way 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.