Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Belmont meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 10 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 6
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit
TOP OF THE POPS made it three in a row when he drove clear final stages to win with ease here last start. He is smart gelding and can win again.
UPPER LIMITS chased home strongly when placed at Ascot on debut. Had break since but from prefect draw he will be in this for a long way.
VAMPI AT PLAY chased home the smart Revitup at Ascot on debut. She went straight to the paddock after that run. Won a trial since and she is a major player.
Tip: TOP OF THE POPS
THE VELVET QUEEN looks ready to win third-up from spell. She has been beaten less than a length in both runs back from break and from inside gate she can win this.
ZEPHYRA won with something in hand on debut then she came to Belmont and was brave holding on for gutsy win. Unbeaten and she will be right in the mix.
MOJO RHYTHM came from well back to win two starts back then he ran up to win last start but just peaked on run late. He can sneak a placing in this field.
Tip: THE VELVET QUEEN
SCANDOLO went forward at Ascot last start and was only overran final stages. Looking for him to ride him up front again and he may steal this from the corner.
PREMIUM CHOICE was dominant winning at Ascot two starts back then started favourite here last start and did not finish well enough. He can bounce back in this.
Rider reported that SHE’S ENCHANTED was showing signs of being in season when poor first-up. She is much better than that and would not be surprised to see her show vast improvement.
SNIPPY MISS finally got there for a well-deserved win here last start. She never runs a bad race and from ideal barrier can see her being in finish again.
CRESCENT CITY resumes from a spell. Placed in two of three first-up tries and he never runs a bad race. Perfect barrier and he cannot be left out of chances.
LA FAROLA gets back in easiest race she has seen this campaign. If she found her best she would be too good for these and must include her in exotics.
Tip: SNIPPY MISS
GINGER GREEN finished too well and got the prize at Ascot two starts back then he stayed tough when not beaten all that far last start. He can return to winners stall.
THE ADMIRAL made it two in a row when he proved a touch too good here last start. Hard to knock winning form and must include again.
The run of KOLCHINO was better than finishing position suggests here last start. Comes into this ready third-up from spell and a must for exotics.
Tip: GINGER GREEN
PICCOLA SIGNORA won two in a row then just peaked on run final stages here last start. She looks to have found her best form and gets chance to return to winners stall.
BEAT THE BRO just finds it hard to win around Belmont. He got too far off them last start and only battled but he is better than that and must not dismiss.
DOUBLE DIGIT was placed at Ascot two starts back then he came from the back when not far off placings last start. He can sneak a minor spot in this.
Tip: PICCOLA SIGNORA
EURASIA was beaten a length when favourite at Albany two starts back then went to Ascot and just battled. Like him from ideal barrier.
STOCKTAKA was strong winning at Geraldton two starts back then he led at Pinjarra but could not finish the race off. Drawn wide but will make own luck going forward.
SECRET PEARL started favourite here last start but just found one better final stages. Looks close to a win and gets her chance.
FASHION QUEEN resumes from a spell. She usually finds her best form fresh (3:2-1-0) and would be good enough to get away with this.
STELLA FAIR battled on well enough when placed at Ascot two starts back then she just did not finish the race off well enough last start. She can bounce back in this.
MY BOY EDDY is working through his classes with authority winning his last couple impressively. No reason he cannot win again.
Tip: FASHION QUEEN
RED CAN MAN deserves a win this campaign. He has been placed in both runs back from a break and gets his chance to win.
AMASENUS won her first two starts this time in then she was place in the Roma Cup last start. Drawn perfectly and she can win this.
GOD HAS CHOSEN lines up for three wins in a row. Dashed away and won with something in hand here last start and no reason he cannot go on with it here.
Tip: RED CAN MAN
SNEAKY CHANCE won three in a row to begin this prep then she just found one better last start. She can return to winner stall from ideal barrier.
TREVERN is building an imposing record. Won four of six last time in work and although drawn a touch wide would not leave out of winning chances.
STATE OF POWER was placed at Ascot two starts back then she was not beaten all that far here last start. She will not be far away.