FREE ENTRY TO BELMONT PARK HANDICAP Tips (Race 2)
Belmont Value Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Le Grand Risque
Tipped out following an Ascot debut flop back on February, a 1400m Maiden where he was supported at a price ($19-$14), this gelding resumed over the six furlongs at Pinjarra and recorded an eye-catching Maiden win.
Getting there in the last few strides after settling just beyond midfield, the more testing nature of those six furlongs proved the difference for Le Grand Risque, a galloper that looked very dour in a June 25 trial at Belmont.
Although he does step straight to 1700m second-up, trainer Martin Allan can be a little unconventional when placing his runners, and it can be too good effect, while as one of the few progressive horses in the field, he's also one that won't have issues on wet ground.
AMELIA PARK PLATE Tips (Race 3)
Belmont Best Bet - Race 3 No. 5 Cheerful Moment
While he was still well held, it was hard to miss the Australian debut of this colt on June 30 where he made good late inroads from the rear behind Multinational and Bandalera Beau, two runners that enjoyed much kinder runs on the speed.
Behind Treasured Star, who looks to be yet another handy Bob Peters runner, Cheerful Moment worked every bit as well in a July 16 trial where he was able to settle closer and then work home strongly under his own stream.
A wet track should be the least of this ex-Kiwi's problems and in a race that is a little easier overall, he's also drawn much kinder for jockey Paul Harvey who should have this two-year-old much more prominent from gate two.
SCHWEPPES HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 6 Miss Vasari
Set to resume in her second racing preparation on Wednesday is this filly from the Daniel Morton yard who keeps the services of WA's leading rider in Chris Parnham, a jockey that was aboard for her three starts to date along with her recent trials.
After comfortably disposing of a Provincial Maiden field via her Pinjarra debut, Miss Vasari looked to have her March 7 attempt at Ascot shot to bits, and although she practically threw that away, there was a big space to third and that winner is city class.
She rounded out that campaign with a runner-up to a handy Iseered Iseered and off the back of two decent winter trials, the intent is clearly there first-up with the blinkers going on for race day, a gear change that wasn't in effect via her recent public work.