We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Belmont that features nine quality betting races.
The Black Heart Bart Stakes headlines the card on what should be an exciting day for punters. We have our best value bets available.
Belmont horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:34) Free Entry to Belmont Plate (1000m)
#4 – Ruthless Tycoon – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ruthless Tycoon scored on debut at Ascot by 2.8 lengths and that win demands attention.
The Simon Miller-trained three-year-old has since won a trial at Lark Hill, so he’s clearly a smart type and the breeding is there.
He is a son of Written Tycoon that has many more wins in store.
Race 2. (13:09) Amelia Park Plate (1400m)
#1 – Red Fifty Three – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to remain unbeaten is Red Fifty Three, who scored at Belmont in both attempts. He won by a half-length fresh up before winning by 1.5 lengths last start.
The son of Gingerbread Man gets every chance off the inside draw and William Pike sticks with him, which should give punters confidence.
Race 3. (13:44) Tabtouch Westspeed 0MW (1300m)
#5 – Pepper Assault – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare scored consecutive wins at Northam to start her career before running third on this track last start.
She was only a length behind the winner as the $1.70 favourite, but we’re expecting a bounce back performance with Pike in the saddle.
Expect money to come for him throughout the week.
Race 4. (14:19) Crown Perth 1MW (1650m)
#3 – Call Again – Bet @ Sportsbet
Call Again is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Belmont and Northam.
The five-year-old won narrowly on this track two starts back before winning easily by three lengths last time out.
Barrier four is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 5. (14:54) Seacorp BM72 (1200m)
#5 – Crystal Spirit – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Spirit backed up a win at Belmont with back-to-back placings. The seven-year-old is a four-time winner at the track and distance, so that bodes well.
He is a son of Bel Esprit who was only a nose behind Iseered Iseered last start, who is a very nice type in the making.
We expect him to be right around the mark.
Race 6. (15:31) Morley Growers Market 1MW (1200m)
#11 – Mickey Blue Eyes – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mickey Blue Eyes doesn’t win all that often, but we were impressed with his second placing two starts back.
The six-year-old gelding was only a half-length behind the winner before finishing fifth last start. This race is there for the taking and punters will get a juicy price.
It could pay to watch late betting moves.
Race 7. (16:11) Black Heart Bart Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Valour Road – Bet @ Sportsbet
Valour Road scored a win at Belmont last time out, which was his second win on this track from three starts.
The six-year-old is also a four-time winner over this distance and this race is there for the taking, so he could score another stakes race.
Brad Rawiller rides and this distance suits.
Race 8. (16:54) Glenroy Chaff BM55 (2100m)
#1 – Born to Try – Bet @ Sportsbet
Born to Try is a professional five-time winner from 20 starts. She also owns 10 placings, so the five-year-old mare is a good chance to win here.
The daughter of Blackfriars is lethal on good surfaces, so with conditions in her favour, she looks like a good chance to win.
Lindsay Smith is having a good season, so put Born to Try on top.
Race 9. (17:30) Iron Jack BM66 (1400m)
#7 – Avalon Bay – Bet @ Sportsbet
Avalon Bay comes off a win at Belmont, which was his third win from five career starts at the track.
The six-year-old son of Ocean Park scored by a length and it bodes well for the rest of his season. He only needs luck from the barrier, but he should find cover.
It could pay to watch for late betting moves.
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.