Belmont Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 15

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Free expert tips for Belmont horse racing today. Preview, best bets & predictions for Belmont Racecourse on Wednesday 20 March, 2024 

Our form expert provides Belmont tips for today’s horse racing at Belmont Racecourse and gives his best bets. 

Belmont Tips 15/03/2023

BEST BET 🏆  

Race 2 No. 3 PROPORTRAIT – ($4.60)

PROPORTRAIT finally draws a gate here for Patrick Carbery after jumping from wide in his first two race starts. Proportrait wore the blinkers in his first start, as he did in the trial leading in. Carbery initially asked the horse to come back underneath him from their wide gate. Proportrait refused to give, so Carbery sent him forward to hassle the leader. The horse predictably knocked-up soon after straightening and finished nowhere. Proportrait then travelled a little kindlier through the early stages as he came back underneath his rider at his next start. Still became keen in the run before letting down after them into the straight to run second. The blinkers remain in place which has us thinking Miller wants Carbery to send this horse forward. They should be able to settle where comfortable with Proportrait better for the experience.

  

NEXT BEST 🥈  

Race 3 No. 7 YELLOW SUBMARINE – ($3.80) 

Stephanie Bakranich is set to unleash YELLOW SUBMARINE upon the racing world at Belmont tomorrow. Had his head to the side then went sideways as the gates opened at the start of his 400m breeze-up. Still managed to keep touch while leading with his off fore as he looked for rhythm. Changed legs inside the furlong and pinged the ears back to have a real dig late. Bakranich gave the public a better view of Yellow Submarine when she sent him for a 1000m trial. Jumped sharply under Jade McNaught before allowing the speed to go. McNaught asked little of her mount soon after straightening with Yellow Submarine making up many lengths to hit the front inside the 100m. Dropped the bit and pricked the ears as Jade relaxed on her horse with Yellow Submarine clearly winning the trial in okay time. Strikes a race which should see good pressure in front for McNaught to go stalking aboard the debutante Yellow Submarine.

 

BEST VALUE 💰  

Race 6 No. 1 SUNSPHERE – ($6.50)

Plenty of that early value about SUNSPHERE has now gone at the time of writing. Market had posted $10 earlier on Tuesday, and we’re now left with around 5/1 across the board. Adam Durrant won this corresponding race last year as Sunsphere jumped from a middle gate to settle towards the rear of the field. The cutaway no doubt played some part that day as Sunsphere drove back to the inside on straightening. He exploded once the gap came to hit the front early, then kept going strongly to the line. That win came off the back of a second placed effort in town during a long campaign. Durrant has him quickly out to the distance this time in following two promising runs for a stayer in good company.