TABTOUCH BETTER YOUR BET PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Belmont Best Bet - Race 2 No. 2 Cold Shizzle
Back from Saturday company is this two-year-old from the Darren McAuliffe stable and what is practically a Maiden (Provincial winner Twice Lucky the exception), he looks superbly placed on Wednesday in what is a much easier assignment.
By Awesome Rock and out of the dam Fo' Shizzle, a winner over 1700m that also placed over 2000m at Listed level, Cold Shizzle is bred to handle the middle-distance journeys, but went 1100m to 1400m for his second start in what was a fast run race.
While he did peak on that latest effort, the gelding has still managed to place behind Ain't No Other Man, who won again last Saturday at Belmont and he did defeat Buzzoom on debut, with those references clearly standing out in this field.
PENFOLDS HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Belmont Value Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Smile for Me
The query is the gap between runs, especially given her wins have come on shorter turnarounds, however, with four runs over five weeks, the freshen-up was due for this mare who has been racing consistently.
A second-up winner over the seven furlongs at Ascot, Smile For Me has had genuine excuses in her three defeats this autumn, racing wide both first and third-up while she was badly held-up on May 5 before finding the line well behind Tri For Us.
Recording a Saturday victory on May 22 was that impressive winner who is a class above anything in this line-up and ideally settling closer from barrier five, the daughter of Patronize is an each-way chance with even luck this Wednesday.
PENINSULA DINING ROOM HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 5 Secret Statue
This gelding has drawn wide which is the obvious knock, but with William Pike aboard this Bob Peters runner in the last from Belmont, he does have the turn-of-foot to compensate for that in what is a very thin race.
A lightly raced four-year-old who is now in just his second racing preparation, Secret Statue showed ability in his first campaign last winter, producing a scintillating performance when storming home to score on debut at Pinjarra,
While he wasn't able to progress further last year, they've given him plenty of time to mature and the first-up performance on May 19 was a strong return, recording the fastest last 600m of that Pinjarra program as runner-up behind a handy Vane Tempest.