Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Belmont meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 5
Rail Position: Out 4m entire circuit
VAMPI AT PLAY looks ready to break her maiden status. She has ran into a smart one at both her starts and she gets her chance for a well-deserved win.
CAPO VELOCE won his maiden at Pinjarra on debut then has followed up with two strong placings. Drawn to get ideal run and he will not be far away.
UPPER LIMITS looked to have them beaten straightening here first-up but just peaked on run late and was overran. Fitter second-up and he will take catching last 200m.
Tip: VAMPI AT PLAY
RULELEE was making good late ground when placed here two starts back then forget last outing when held-up in traffic last start. Drawn ideally and she can get away with this.
SAFETY BAY finally got the right run last start and finished too well for well-deserved win. Drawn to get ideal run in transit and she can win again.
STELLA FAIR just went too hard in front here last start and was overran last 200m. If she can control this race at a better tempo she may steal this.
SNIPAROOCHY got back to her best form last start when finished too well for them. She can mix her form a touch but from ideal barrier she gets chance to make it two in a row.
VIA MONTE comes into this ready third-up from spell. He has been placed in both runs back and he gets his chance to return to winners stall.
WAR HYMN wanted to lay in final stages and that cost her a win here first-up from spell. She is sure to be better from that outing and can go one better.
Forget BUZZOOM went around when odds on favourite in Listed company last start as she pulled up with cardiac arrhythmia. She is a smart filly and she can bounce back to best form.
PANZDOWN has an exceptional first-up record (4:3-0-1). He finished the race off strongly to win fresh at Ascot last time in work. If he finds best he can win this.
ANGELIC MISS is a class mare resuming from spell. Another that races well when fresh (4:2-1-1) and would not be surprised to see her right in the mix.
THE VELVET QUEEN deserves a win this campaign. She has been placed in all three runs this time in and despite wide gate she goes on top in this field.
ACTING GOD won at Pinjarra three starts back then he has followed up with a couple of close placings. Drawn perfectly and that could be the difference between winning and losing.
SUNSPHERE comes off a last start win when sent out favourite. That win followed a couple of solid placings and no reason he will not be in the mix again.
Tip: THE VELVET QUEEN
MEMORABLE MISS looked impressive winning a recent Lark Hill trial. She is a quality mare and can get away with this fresh from a break.
PREMIUM CHOICE is rock hard fit. He has won two of his last three starts and from ideal barrier draw gets his chance to win again.
ENTICING came from the back with an eye catching run when just out of the placings first-up. Will strip fitter and would not leave out of multiples.
Tip: MEMORABLE MISS
IT’SARAYDAY won with something in hand here first-up from spell then forget last start when he pulled up lame. He can return to winners stall.
EM TEE AYE fought the race out gamely but just found the smart Rokanori here first-up from a break. Better from the outing and her gets chance to go one better.
TIMELY OUTBURST led all the way to win at Ascot fresh then she was only run down final stages here last start. Looks the likely speed and she will be the one to catch.
GOD HAS CHOSEN just keeps winning. Made it three in a row when he drove home late here last start. Gets out to the 1600m which looks ideal and he can win again.
Liked the way PLATOON got to the line in the Belmont Sprint first-up. He usually improves again second-up and the step to this distance a bonus.
Going to throw some value in the exotics with NOTORIOUS ONE. Did not get all that much room in the Belmont Sprint last start and he should have finished closer. Drawn to get ideal run in transit.
Tip: GOD HAS CHOSEN
FEATHERWEIGHT was ridden on the speed and proved too strong last 200m here last start. Expect he will go forward and no reason he cannot win again.
BILLY RAY deserved his win here last start. Placed in two Albany races to begin this campaign before sprinting clear last start. Drawn perfectly and must consider.
GUNMETAL GREY has been racing in consistent form with three solid runs this prep. Going to need some luck from wide gate but would not be surprised to see her in finish.