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 7m entire circuit
RUMOUR SAYS sprinted clear final stages and she won with something in hand here on debut. She will be better from the race experience and looks the one to beat again.
SECRECY looks to be above average winning both his trials with something in hand. Expect he will be well supported and sure to be competitive on debut.
WORK IN PROGRESS had backing on debut but she did plenty wrong before dropping out. Had a break since and two recent trials suggest she has improved.
Tip: RUMOUR SAYS
SLUICE BOX won with something in hand here two starts back then forget last start when he was held-up and only got out late. He gets chance to return to winning form.
DOUBLE DIGIT chased home soundly but just found one better in the small field last start. Close to finding his best form.
LONEHAND LARRY raced up on the speed and fought on strongly when placed here last start. Drawn to get ideal run and he can figure in placings again.
Tip: SLUICE BOX
ARNIE’S BOY was strong sprinting clear to win here two starts back then he just missed behind Power Of St George last start. That form good enough to win this.
GATES OF BABYLON led them up here two starts back and held on for dead heat then he backed up with last start placing. Drawn ideally and he will be in this for a long way.
SNIPPY MISS was beaten less than 2 lengths at Northam last start. She is always competitive in this class and from inside gate will be right in the mix.
Tip: ARNIE’S BOY
SNIPAROOCHY finished too well and got the job done here two starts back then she was brave when just found one better last start. Drawn perfectly and gets chance to return to winners stall.
HARDLY EVER should have finished a touch closer in Listed company here last start when held-up at vital stage. If she gets chance in straight she will take holding out.
COLOSSAL should have made it three from thee here last start when he was luckless. Going to need some luck from wide gate but he is up to winning this.
MY FURY is a class filly who was well supported first-up at Northam but did not get all that much room late and could not finish well enough.
Forget GALACTIC STORM went around here last start when he never got clear run at them and went to line untested. Previous form good enough for this.
MY BOY EDDY won two in a row here earlier this prep then he followed up with a last start placing last start. Racing consistently and must consider again.
Tip: MY FURY
WATCH ME DANCE ran up to be right in the mix here last start but she just peaked on run final stages. She had been racing in consistent form previously and from ideal draw must consider.
THAT’S FUNNY AZ won when fresh last time in work. He was dominant winning recent Lark Hill trial by over 7 lengths and this a nice race for him to resume in.
STRATRADE finished all over them and got the job done here last start. He finds a tougher affair but drawn perfectly and he can make it two in a row.
Tip: WATCH ME DANCE
Small field but intriguing race. OTHERONESON made it three wins from his last four starts winning here last start. He is building an impressive record and can win again.
DEVOTED has come back in super order winning both runs back with relative ease. Drawn to get perfect run and he will have last crack at these.
ROKANORI won here two starts back then chased home Devoted here last start. He only needs to hold that form and he will be in finish again.
NO APOLOGY is threatening to win a race like this after some consistent form in three runs. Drawn to get the perfect run behind the speed and he will have last crack at these.
BILLY RAY made it two wins a row holding on for brave win here last start. He is in career best form this campaign and no reason he cannot make it three in a row.
SAVAGE ONE finally broke through for a well-deserved win here last start after a string of placings. Now he has won he can go on with it.
Tip: NO APOLOGY
BEADS returned to the racetrack in winning form when drove late to win here first-up. Better from the outing and he may just be bit too classy for these.
SNEAKY CHANCE was only run down late here last start when beaten less than a length by Beads. She never runs a bad race and will be in the mix again.
NOWHITEFLAG won here first-up then he led them up again last start and was only claimed late. He looks the leader and the one they have to run down.