Preview & Best Bets – Belmont 19 July 

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Belmont 19/07/2023


Race 7 No. 1 PRAWNS ELEVEN – ($2.50)

Talented racehorse PRAWNS ELEVEN resumes at Belmont Racecourse on Wednesday with the benefit of a claim from Austin Galati. The in-form apprentice had a sit on the enigma for William Lewthwaite as Prawns Eleven showed speed off his inside barrier to lead all the way in a recent trial. The pair ran the fastest time of the day with Prawns Eleven cruising to an easy five length trial win. The horse has done plenty of things wrong during his short racing career to date, including missing the kick. The pleasing aspect of the trial was his ability to get out of the gates well. He still wanted to do things a bit wrong with getting his head down and being a bit silly through the early stages. Prawns Eleven is ability X ability and is a genuine open class racehorse when he puts it all together. The key on Wednesday is that the former colt will be resuming as a gelding.



Race 8 No. 10 BREAD TO FLIRT – ($7.50)

We have followed BREAD TO FLIRT at per past couple of preps and she was sharp when racing first-up at Belmont. They didn’t go all that hard up in front as Clint Johnston-Porter snagged her back at the start. Bread To Flirt showed her customary turn of foot into the straight on a day where horses were able to make ground from the back. Fellow #WABlackbookers horse Ultimate Command came from just off the speed to score with Bread To Flirt finishing hard into second. Just fair to middling second-up in a strong form race over 1000 metres behind Songaa in town. That’s usual for her second-up and Bread To Flirt can improve as she gets out to 1200 metres in midweek grade.



Race 2 No. 2 YARRALEA ($7)

The expected market support for brilliant filly Bonjoy leaves an opening for us to back YARRALEA on an each-way basis. Yarralea has performed well over this track and trip in the past while the jury is still out on Bonjoy as she gets beyond seven furlongs. Keshaw Dhurun sticks with the filly for Neville Parnham following their win over Albright and Bleeker Street over 1300 metres here two starts ago. Certainly wasn’t disgraced as she came back to 1200 metres and finished a couple of lengths from Universal Flair. They were a bit sharp for her in town over the sprint trip last start and Yarralea looks better suited in getting out to a mile now.