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Belmont Racing Tips For July 1 - Can Aberdeen Queen make amends?

  • Belmont hosts an eight race card on Wednesday
  • Soft 6 is the current track reading
  • Our Best Bet comes down in grade and rises in trip via the fifth
  • We end the card with an each way play on an impressive last start winner
Belmont tips for 01.07.2020
Eight races feature on the Belmont Wednesday meeting. (Getty)
 
An eight race midweek card comes up in the west at Belmont on Wednesday where the rail is out 14 metres.

Soft 6 is the current track reading, however, mostly fine conditions are expected on race day.

TABTOUCH BETTER YOUR BET PLATE Tips (Race 2)

Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 2 Convalesce

In what appears to be a race of two between he and the favourite Kallaroo, the early tactical advantage could be the key for this gelding from the Steve Wolfe stable.

A son of Playing God who was well supported on debut early in the year then tipped out following a flop in the $250,000 Magic Millions WA Classic, the June 17 return for this campaign was sound as runner-up to First Law.

That winner had some strong form coming back to a midweek maiden which went around four lengths faster than other six furlong maiden on the card and there is improvement to come with this two-year-old who looks well suited stepping up to 1400 metres.

Looking for a positive early move by Shaun McGruddy on Convalesce who perhaps has the upside for now over Kallaroo who is very well placed himself although is now facing the starter for the fifth time in his first preparation.

THE TURF CLUB HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)

Belmont Best Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Aberdeen Queen

The query is that she's still in her first racing campaign albeit did return off a freshen-up to nail the useful Levitate on May 17 and was well backed following that in a useful three-year-old event ($5.00-$3.70).

Whilst the fifth placing looked a little plain to the eye, nothing made ground in that 1300 metre affair where the first four out of the gates were the first four past the line.

A near side Bubble Cheeker has been applied to Aberdeen Queen for the first time who also faces her first test at a mile which shouldn't pose any problems off what we've seen to date.

Trainer Lindsey Smith is striking at better than 20% at Belmont this season and back to rather thin midweek race, Aberdeen Queen can bounce back as the best bet on the program.


FREE ENTRY TO BELMONT PARK HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)

Belmont Value Bet - Race 8 No. 7 Double The Pro

This honest gelding appreciated stepping out on a circuit in which you can make ground on which was evident via that soft last start victory at Northam.

After settling in his customary off-speed role early, the son of Proart reeled them in with ease late when recording a soft win on the line and drops one kilo off that performance.

There is admittedly more depth to this line-up although many of the better rated opposition are well out of form and barrier nine is about ideal given his racing pattern.

Double The Pro has been a very consistent galloper over the journey and in what's another winnable race, he represents good each way value in the last from Belmont this Wednesday.


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Belmont Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Belmont on 01.07.2020?

The first race at Belmont is scheduled for a 12.39pm local start time.

Race 1 is a 1400 metre set weights maiden for two-year-old's.

Who's the best jockey at Belmont?

With 87 winners at a strike rate of 29%, "The Wizard" William Pike is the best jockey at Belmont over the last 12 months.

He has 5 rides on this card.

Who's the best trainer at Belmont?

At a terrific strike rate of 36.61% from their 41 winners, Grant & Alana Williams are the best trainers at Belmont over the last 12 months.

They have 1 runner in over this meeting.

How to bet on the Belmont races?

To place a bet on the Belmont races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets on the Tuesday prior to a midweek Wednesday card and early Thursday before a Saturday meeting

What's the best bet at Belmont?

We're with Aberdeen Queen as the best bet at Belmont on 01.07.2020

       

Verdict

Aberdeen Queen drops in grade for Race 5 in what's a very winnable affair stepping out to the mile.

Convalesce returned well and may be able to pinch a winning break on the favourite in the second.

Double The Pro appeals on an each way basis in the last from Belmont.

Best Bet: Aberdeen Queen To Win @2.45 at PlayUP - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Convalesce To Win @3.60 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Double The Pro Each Way @8.50 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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