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Belmont Tips August 17 - Best bets and expert Saturday tips

Adam Cusworth in Free Tips 15 Aug 2019
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Belmont Tips - August 17


Race 7 - 3:40PM BRENDAN KANE 60TH BIRTHDAY HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Race 7 sees the sprinters do battle over the 1000m trip and it is FESTIVAL MISS that should be hard to beat. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained galloper has had four runs this time in and has won two of those, including her last start effort that saw her cruise home over the 1400m ahead of Cryptic Love and Pearl Trade two weeks ago. A slight concern is the drop back to the 1000m but she did win over the trip at Belmont when resuming in June and enjoys the services of the leading jockey, Willy Pike, who will bide his time on the four-year-old. 

Race 8 - 4:20PM CROWN PERTH HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
This looks to be a nice race for the consistent FREE TRADE to register another win. The five-year-old has had eight career starts for four victories and has been placed in his other four. He comes off a 3rd placing at Belmont on August 3 and in that race, he went for home a fraction early before just being overrun late. Prior to that he managed to defeat the promising Moshcard over the 1200m here. The son of Trade Fair has drawn wide but generally displays plenty of early speed and there doesn't look to be huge amounts of pace inside of him. He should be hard to beat. 

Previous Tips:


August 10



Race 5 - 2:22PM PRIVE FASHION PLATFORM HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
I'm sticking with MOSCHARD after the consistent performer just missed out for us at his last start when finishing a narrow runner-up behind Free Trade on July 27 at this track and trip. The four-year-old settled last in that race and did all the work around the home turn, circling the field before hitting the front and only just being nabbed late. He has now finished in the top two in each of his past 10 starts, winning six of those and should save plenty of ground from the inside barrier this time around.
Result (unplaced)

Race 6 - 3:03PM JOHN MARTINO 90TH BIRTHDAY HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
Race 6 is a RTG 70+ and if the first emergency, ZARATITE, can sneak into the field he can go close to taking this out. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained galloper was scratched last week but will be going for the hat-trick after claiming victory at Pinjarra and Belmont in recent times. On July 20 he scored comfortably from Uncle Lino and is now unbeaten over the 2000m in two attempts He rises in grade but did overcome difficulties last time before taking over. Chris Parnham takes the ride and his mount can go on with the job. 
Result (scratched)


August 3


Race 4 - 1:29PM WALTER HARMER 70TH BIRTHDAY HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
Race 4 is a RTG 64+ and ZARATITE is likely to line up at a short price but looks to be one of the better bets of the day. The new season four-year-old has had six career starts for three wins and will be going for the hat-trick after claiming victory at Pinjarra on July 11 before heading to Belmont on July 20, scoring comfortably from Uncle Lino. He is unbeaten over the 2000m in two attempts and while he rises 2kg in weight he did overcome difficulties last time before taking over. The Grant & Alana Williams/Willy Pike combination will be hard to topple here and look for him to go on with the job. 
Result (scratched)

Race 8 - 4:00PM NEW SEASON SPRINT (1000 METRES)
The sprinters line up in the New Season Sprint and in what shapes as an open betting race, it is PROFIT STREET that can make his presence felt at the each-way quote. The veteran galloper was competitive in a series of strong races over the summer and ran on well when finishing 4th behind Mr Motown in the Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot before being put away after dropping out of it in the Pinjarra Classic (1300m). He resumes on Saturday and has won or placed in eight of nine first up runs, while he also races very well at the distance. Pike will settle just off the speed and it will be no surprise to see his mount running over the top of them at the business end. 
Result (unplaced)

July 27


Race 5 - 3:20PM AMELIA PARK HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Race 5 is a RTG 64+ and it is MOSCHARD that will be out to continue his outstanding run. The four-year-old has won six of his past seven and graduated from the Provincial circuit to take out a similar race at Belmont over the 1400m at his last start. Three starts ago he claimed the Sky Racing Provincial Championship (1400m) and in between those runs he missed out when finishing runner-up on Heavy going at Belmont. He drops back to the 1200m, while the 3kg claim for Jade McNaught keeps him right in contention.
Result (2nd - $2.60 to Place)

Race 8 - 5:05PM CROWN PERTH HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
The final event of the day is a 1MW and THE FUGAZI should be hard to beat. The three-year-old has had seven career runs for two wins and resumed with a strong performance at Belmont on July 10 when gaining the split at the 200m to score in easy fashion from Heavenly Affair. The Chris Gangemi-trained galloper steps up in class but should improve off that run, while he has drawn to get the run of the race from barrier 2. He can go on with it. 
Result (1st - $3.50)


July 20


Race 5 - 3:15PM QUAYCLEAN HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
The promising ZARATITE looks to be one of the better chances on the eight-race programme at Belmont on Saturday after his last start effort that saw him overcome trouble to land the prize at Pinjarra over the 2000m on July 11. The three-year-old has had five starts for two wins and was doing his best work late in his first two runs this preparation before finding the 2000m in his favour last time. The son of Animal Kingdom should be nearing peak fitness now and will be tucked away just off the pace with Wily Pike on board. That pair jump from barrier 1 and barring any major mishaps in the run, the progressive galloper should be too good here. 
Result (1st - $2.20)

Race 7 - 4:25PM CROWN PERTH HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Race 7 at Belmont is a Rating 76+ and the consistent WAR GOD looks well placed. The six-year-old seems to save his best for the Belmont 1400m and was a winner at the track & trip two starts ago before just being out kicked in the last 200m when stepping down to the 1300m journey on July 6, eventually running 4th to Nikitas. He has drawn much better this time around and is likely to settle just off the speed in the early stages. The experienced hoop, Chris Parnham, rides and his mount will be right in the thick of things at the business end. 
Result (4th)

July 13


Race 4 - 2:34PM SWAN RIVER VASE (2200 METRES)
The Swan River Vase shapes as an interesting affair  and pits a number of handy contenders up against one another. The class lies with GATTING and the Darren McAuliffe-trained galloper is a clear top pick. He has had three starts this time in and wasn't fully wound up when 5th in the Belmont Sprint behind Galaxy Star when resuming, before causing an upset when taking out that horse on the Heavy conditions in the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) two starts ago. Recently he rose to the 2000m of the Strickland Stakes (2000m) before just going down to Galaxy Star in a stirring battle to the line. That mare is out of action after being retired and the five-year-old can capitalise. He meets a small field of rivals and the step up in distance shouldn't be a concern. 
Result (2nd - $1.10 to Place)

Race 8 - 4:55PM GARETH HALL FAREWELL HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
We close out with a Rating 64+ over the 1600m and it is MAKE MINE CHAMPERS that should be hard to beat. The Fred Kersley-trained galloper has been a model of consistency this preparation and was a winner at Ascot three starts ago before being tried over the 2000m and struggling behind Eye Art. He dropped back to the 1600m at his latest start and ran on impressively from the tail of the field to finish 3rd behind Celtic Court. He gets the significant jockey change to Willy Pike and the pair will settle back from the wide gate. There should be enough pace in this race with the big field and the four-year-old can launch at them late. 
Result (unplaced)

July 6


Race 5 - 3:10PM BELMONT OAKS (2000 METRES)
The feature of the day at Belmont is the Belmont Oaks and it is MYSTERY MISS that will be hard to beat. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained galloper has had three runs this time in and took a couple to get going before powering away from her rivals in the last 100m of the recent Belmont Guineas (1600m), taking out that race by just over a length from True Attraction. She steps up to the 2000m for the first time in her career but gives the impression that should suit and she does look to be a class above her rivals here. 
Result (1st - $1.20)

Race 8 - 4:55PM CROWN PERTH HANDICAP (1300 METRES)
The final event of the day is a Rating 76+ and NIKITAS looks well placed at his third run in W.A. The much travelled galloper had had two runs since switching over to the west from the Chris Munce stables in Queensland (he was also once with Darren Weir) and finished closer at his last start, running 5th to Stageman after just peaking in the last 150m of the race. In the past he has generally taken a run or two to get going  and his most recent third up runs have yielded a win and a close up 7th in Listed company. Willy Pike takes the ride, which is a significant lead, and his mount should get a nice run from barrier 5. 
Result (1st - $4.80)



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