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Belmont Tips July 21 - best bets for Belmont on Saturday

  • 3 to 4 best bets for Belmont each Saturday meeting.

Western Australian racing action comes from Belmont Racecouse on Saturday, July 21, and there are a few standouts on the programme.


Belmont Tips - July 21


Check back on Thursday to see our updated best bets.

Previous Belmont Tips:


July 14


Race 3 - 1:54PM SWAN RIVER VASE (2200 METRES)
It’s hard to go past AT THE READY here following his last start run. He settled last off a slow tempo and was absolutely flying home to share 4th place with Falcon Crest. The extra 200m is ideal and he meets Gatting and Falcon Crest better at the weights under the set weights and penalties conditions of this event. 
Result (3rd)

Race 4 - 2:33PM GRANT THORNTON HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
REBEL KING had the measure of It’s It after that pair set the speed last start and I expect this to be the same. It’s It should lead from barrier 4 and Rebel King should land on his outside unless he opts for a sit behind Snow Lord or More Aces who are also likely to go forward. He should improve with that first-up run under the belt, and although he meets It’s It worse at the weights, Rebel King is the one to beat with plenty of upside. Seeker looms as the likely danger but I’m not sure he’s suited dropping back in trip when he’s likely to get back and try and run on. 
Result (unplaced)

July 7


Race 1 - 12:38PM KIRIN MEGUMI PLATE (1000 METRES)
No reason to jump off FIRE AND RAIN despite him going up in weight and meeting Kiss The Breeze 1.5kg worse at the weights. He jumped two lengths slower than Kiss The Breeze who fired out of the gates, but he still had enough early speed to drive through and lead. He improved significantly second and third-up last campaign so he should have plenty of upside following that last start win. Although he’s won his only start at Belmont, he has won four from four trials at the track so is technically five from five. The Soft track will be a query for most of these, but Fire And Rain’s 7.5-length trial win on a Soft track leaves no doubt he’s suited. 
Result (2nd)

Race 4 - 2:33PM CROWN SPORTS BAR HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Although FLOYD is unbeaten in three second-up attempts and you would assume he improves with a run under his belt, he mostly runs quicker time first-up but has just been beaten by a better one on three occasions. Floyd won on debut, but Interestingly, it’s Snow Lord that has defeated him in two of his other three first-up runs, while Blitzen Someday has also defeated him first-up. There is no Snow Lord or Blitzem Someday here and I’m expecting Floyd to bring his brilliant fresh form to what looks a very winnable contest. 
Result (2nd)


June 30


Race 6 - 3:40PM STRICKLAND STAKES (2000 METRES)
I made the mistake of jumping of MATERIAL MAN in favour of Pounamu last start but have to get back on the Material Man bandwagon here. He’s best suited over this trip, still has plenty of upside and was pulling away from Pounamu with every stride last time. He can do that again and is a worth favourite in the feature of the day. 
Result (1st - $1.50)

Race 7 - 4:15PM INGLIS BLOODSTOCK LEADING TRAINER 2017/18 HCP (1600 METRES)
BELLA’S IDOL has finished runner-up in three of four runs at the track and trip but gets his chance to break through here despite the wide gate. Second-up this campaign he finished six lengths from Red Army over the mile at Northam, and then he improved significantly to beat that galloper home by nearly three lengths last start over the mile at Belmont. He peaked fourth-up from a spell last campaign when going up in class and finishing 2nd to Prize Catch, and similar fourth-up improvement here make him hard to beat. 
Result (1st - $6.50)

June 23


Race 1 - 12:32PM CROWN PERTH PLATE (1000 METRES)
Paul Jordan’s FIRE AND RAIN is a serious racehorse and judging by his two barrier trials this time in, he’s really improved with a break. He exploded out of the gates in his most recent barrier trial, and while the rest where hard at work chasing him, he was well and truly throttled down with 200m to go and just cantered in. Two trials should have him forward enough to run a strong 1000m, and it will take a good one to get near him. 
Result (1st - $2.40)


Race 4 - 2:28PM TABTOUCH BM72 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
There are no juicy odds available for the undefeated FABERGINO but this filly is very talented and should be winning again. Her time was quicker than Super Maxi and she drops 2kg while he goes up half a kilo. Both last start winners were impressive, but Fabergino was eased right up with 100m to go and could have gone considerably quicker – which is scary. 
Result (3rd)

June 16


Race 6 - 3:40PM HYPERION STAKES (1600 METRES)
What a great race coming up where peak patterns and speed mapping play a crucial role. Having tipped Great Shot to win the Railway Stakes at $26, I have a soft spot for him and his last run was a big improvement on his fresh run. However, I know he peaks fifth-up from a spell so am reluctant to jump back on at his third run – maybe next time. I tipped Material Man last start and he saluted first-up for us. He’s likely to get the run of the race behind Great Shot and will be challenging late, but you can’t ignore the last start run of POUNAMU who was charging home at that pair and grabbed 3rd place. He peaked to win the Kingston Town Classic at his third-run last campaign, and he’s appreciate the step up to the mile. He’s yet to win in seven runs at Belmont, but he has placed five times and can break through on Saturday. 
Result (3rd)

Race 7 - 4:15PM MUMM CHAMPAGNE BM66+ HANDICAP (2100 METRES)
I said COME PLAY WITH ME was a tragedy beaten two starts back when I tipped him last time, and I expected him to just win, but I didn’t expect him to give them a four-length hiding. That win was very impressive, Pike stays aboard, and despite going up 3kg in the same grade, he still has some upside and should be winning again. 
Result (1st - $2.70)


What Bets To Place at Belmont Races


There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.




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Belmont Tips July 21 - best bets for Belmont on Saturday

Western Australian racing action comes from Belmont Racecouse on Saturday, July 21, and our expert has provided his best bets.

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