Belmont Preview & Best Bets – September 24
Our form expert provides Belmont tips for today’s horse racing at Belmont Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Belmont Tips 24/09/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3 No. 2 JUST GO ($6.60)
The early market has presented us with an opportunity to back JUST GO at an each-way quote. The punters are firmly in the corner of classy galloper Swear To God who resumes from a spell. That horse trialled aplomb recently and will enjoy having a bunny to chase. Just Go is chasing a hat-trick of wins this prep after going back-to-back over this track and distance. Holly Watson will no doubt be attempting to spear her mount straight to the front from the outside gate. He’s fitter for having those two runs while showing no signs of weakening late during either of them.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 1 No. 6 SHE’S PUZZLING – ($6)
Horses here have been racing well enough in this grade for some time with SHE’S PUZZLING the new horse on the scene. The mare broke through to win her maiden under Joseph Azzopardi as the pair box-seated behind the speed. She’s Puzzling justified her odds-on quote when shouldering into the clear to go on for an impressive victory. Backed that up over this track and trip by racing a little keen on the speed. Azzopardi cuddled her for as long as possible before releasing the shackles inside the 300m to make it back-to-back wins. Kristina Clarke tipped her mare out shortly after and She’s Puzzling has since trialled with a win at Lark Hill. There appears to be enough speed to string this field out with She’s Puzzling gaining the gun to overcome her rivals deep into the straight.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8 No. 5 INDOMINUS – ($12)
Drawing a low-percentage barrier has landed a price about INDOMINUS as he strips fitter now third-up. Lobbed into the box-seat when resuming over 1400 metres for Laqdar Ramoly before finding his momentum halted into the straight by the winner. Ramoly continued to go to work on Indominus who eventually responded. The pair jumped out of the ground late to just miss signalling a need to rise in trip. Colin Webster allowed his charge to do precisely that, sending him out over 1700 metres second-up with Troy Turner aboard. Indominus raced a little fiercely while following the good speed to hit the front inside the 300m and look the winner. Ended up beaten by one back to his inside and Webster removes the blinkers now which may help him settle better.