GLENROY CHAFF HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Belmont Best Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Devoted Star
In a race that was otherwise dominated by the on-speed runners on May 29 , this lightly raced Bob Peters-owned mare came from last, sustaining a wide run to go within a stride of grabbing Comes A Time over 1000m.
That winner was a hard fit sprinter, fourth-up and on the seven-day turnaround with Devoted Star being much better suited with the step to 1200m and although failed in her last second-up run, she did pull up lame on that occasion.
With Puli, Agent Jay and Ohbeeh running them along up front, this could well play right into the hands of William Pike on this five-year-old who will sit off the speed and look to launch late.
BYRON BAY PREMIUM LAGER HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Nerodio
He was certainly due for a victory last start and the son of Playing God rewarded punters, taking out the last on the May 29 program after a well-judged ride by gun apprentice Laqdar Ramoly.
While this is technically a slightly tougher grade, it's not a harder race, especially with no Battle Storm in the field and at the weights, his form ties in a shade better with This'll Testya through Panzdown, the main threat here whose rise in grade is more significant.
A super honest sprinter that is unbeaten over the 1000m at Belmont, Nerodio has drawn barrier three once again and carrying a kilo less this Saturday, he's very placed to go back-to-back in the opening leg of the Quaddie.
CROWN PERTH HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Belmont Roughie - Race 7 No. 10 Karjini Aurora
There's still a query on exactly how well this mare is going, hence the double figure odds for a galloper that was Stakes class last year at the back end of her three-year-old season.
Karjini Aurora simply never came up in a short spring campaign that followed and tipped out after a second-up flop at Listed level, was much better on resumption in the autumn, sustaining a wide run a good midfield finish on May 1.
She has had excuses in two subsequent efforts with the seven-day turnaround leaving her a little flat second-up and via her latest run, finished midfield when unsuited in a race dominated from the front by the handy Billy Ain't Silly, who is in hot form this preparation.
AMELIA PARK HANDICAP Tips (Race 9)
Belmont Favourite - Race 9 No. 4 Born To Try
While the daughter of Blackfriars wasn't able to salute first-up as favourite, she certainly didn't lose any fans in that 1400m effort, rattling off easily the fastest last 600m of the race.
Seven furlongs is too sharp for her now which was evident last prep when saluting at a mile before a runner-up over 2000m and from a low draw second-up, she saluted at 1600m before backing up seven days later over 2100m.
After being held-up at a key stage and getting off heels when it was a little too late, Born To Try arguably should've defeated Blackwater Bay while with a little weight swing along with stripping fitter, she can turn the tables on that runner here from a better gate.