We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Belmont that features nine quality betting races.
The Strickland Stakes headlines the card in the west and we have our best horse racing selections.
Belmont horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:59) Free Entry to Belmont Plate (1200m)
#7 – Diamond Command – Bet @ Neds
Diamond Command comes off a debut win at Belmont and we expect shorter odds than the $12 she paid.
The two-year-old daughter of Rommel will need some luck from the wide draw but she hit the line impressively on debut and a repeat of that takes her close.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 2. (14:34) Tabtouch Westspeed (1300m)
#8 – Rulelee – Bet @ Neds
Rulelee turned her form around to win at Belmont last start and she could go on with the job now.
The Sue Olive-trained four-year-old is a two-time winner at Belmont with three placings, so she loves the surface and punters should get generous odds.
It’s an open field and we like her chances of winning back-to-back.
Race 3. (15:09) Amelia Park BM64 (2200m)
#2 – Acting God – Bet @ Neds
Acting God is already a two-time winner this preparation and he has yet to finish worse than third from four starts at Belmont.
The four-year-old son of Playing God owns four wins and 10 placings overall, so he’s the class runner of the field and this level of racing won’t keep him long.
Getting the inside draw adds to his chances.
Race 4. (15:49) Crown Perth BM62 (1000m)
#5 – Bitofmerit – Bet @ Neds
Bitofmerit is looking to remain unbeaten after three starts and he should be tough to beat off his most recent effort.
The three-year-old gelding won by 2.3 lengths at Belmont as a $1.65 chance and punters should get slightly better odds this time around.
Barrier two is ideal and he goes on top.
Race 5. (16:29) Morley Growers Market 1MW (1650m)
#2 – Fashion Queen – Bet @ Neds
Fashion Queen needed two runs back from a spell and there was improvement in her effort for sixth at Belmont last start.
The daughter of Al Maher was only 3.8 lengths behind the winner and she didn’t get much luck in the run, so expect her fortunes to change.
Punters should get each-way odds.
Race 6. (17:05) Owner Appreciation Day BM66 (1200m)
#4 – Burnya to Survive – Bet @ Neds
Burnya to Survive owns four wins from five starts and it’s tough to back against a runner with that record.
The four-year-old has been primed with two soft trials and punters shouldn’t read much into them. He wasn’t asked for a full effort and he could hit the ground running.
It could pay to watch for late betting moves.
Race 7. (17:45) Heineken 3 BM72 (1400m)
#5 – Em Tee Aye – Bet @ Neds
Em Tee Aye looks to cap off back-to-back placings at Belmont and he is nearing his first win on the track.
The four-year-old gelding owns three placings from four starts at Belmont and he’s a two-time winner at the distance, which bodes well.
Barrier five is ideal and punters should get value odds.
Race 8. (18:20) Furphy Strickland Stakes (2000m)
#7 – God Has Chosen @ $1.90 – Bet @ Neds
God Has Chosen won three on the bounce before finishing second at Belmont last start as the $1.80 favourite.
The four-year-old gelding didn’t have any luck in the run when only getting clear late, so he should have rattled off four on the bounce.
We’re prepared to take the short odds available.
Race 9. (18:50) Tabtouch Better Your Bet BM78 (1200m)
#4 – It’sarayday – Bet @ Neds
The Simon Miller-trained three-year-old is already a five-time winner from eight starts, including two on this track.
He gets all favours from barrier four and he handles slightly wetter tracks, so he should prove tough to beat on race day.
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.