Belmont Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 29
Our form expert provides Belmont tips for today’s horse racing at Belmont Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Belmont Tips 29/03/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2 No. 2 MISS FIELD – ($3.40)
There’s not a lot of pace or pressure in this race which may be to the detriment of MISS FIELD. Not certain that she can go to any new levels either, though she shouldn’t have to. Miss Field does have ability as she showed over this trip at Ascot last start when she claimed Born To Talk in the shadows of the post. She wasn’t the best away under Chris Parnham before putting on her usual antics of throwing the head about when restrained off heels. The field opened up a bit which gave Parnham room to work with which helped Miss Field settle better into the run. She had all the favours to score and can do so again against this small field. Heavyweight rider Jarrad Noske goes on for Daniel Morton, and he will be looking to get off the fence early in a race which lacks pace or pressure.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 1 No. 2 RULER ROCKET – ($3.20)
Trainer Bruce Watkins produces RULER ROCKET for his first look at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Ruler Rocket impressed with all three runs during his first prep which saw him well tried in the market on debut at Ascot. The market support came off the back of some forward showings throughout his trials, and he gave backers a sight. Raced up on the pace after dipping at the start to find Swim Through to strong on that occasion. Bolted in at his next start up the straight of Pinjarra before coming out of the speed battle over 1200m at Ascot. Struck a good race that day and was subsequently spelled following his second placing to Valsassina. His two trials back have been sharp, and thought he trialled every bit as well as Estimator at his most recent.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5 No. 5 SIMPLE LOGIC – ($6)
The early price about SIMPLE LOGIC suggests that we can follow as our each-way value play. Meets a similar field to what he did last time while jumping from a similar gate. He was at his fourth run from a spell that day at Ascot and had been trapped wide throughout. Steven Parnham just kept him balanced and happy off that good tempo before setting Simple Logic alight from the top of the straight. He finished best in a blanket finish where we could make excuses for others. Might not have to get as far back this time, and the horse does hold form as he builds deeper into his preps.