AMELIA PARK LODGE HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Yangtze Rapids
A $47,500 Inglis Online purchase in May was this son of Frankel, an ex-Chris Waller runner who always showed some ability in Sydney and is one that should be able to work his way through the lower grades in Western Australia.
On stable debut for Tiarnna Robertson, the market wanted nothing to with him ($4.80-$7.50) at Northam on July 15 and the punters couldn't have been more wrong, with the three-year-old cruising to the line for a soft win despite enduring a wide run.
After bolting in via Canterbury Maiden on April 21, he did go around as favourite in a Metro BM78 which is still far stronger to what he's contesting here, albeit Yangtze Rapids has also accepted for Northam on Thursday, with both races looking very winnable.
CROWN TOWERS HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Belmont Value Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Trade War
Although he was well beaten first-up, these gelding plummets all the way back to a midweek Class 1 on Wednesday after taking on Secret Plan, Nobel Laurence and All Day Session at 1200m in a Saturday event on July 10.
After settling at the rear, Trade War still found the line fairly on that occasion from an impossible position and off the form of the two favourites here (one has won a midweek Maiden, the other a Provincial Maiden in June 10), this is a far easier assignment.
The three-year-old caught the eye with a stylish debut win back in February prior to contesting a strong Class 1 where he got back and never figured as a well-supported favourite on February 17, but it was a farcically run affair up front and he was completely unsuited.
MUMM CHAMPAGNE HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Belmont Best Bet - Race 7 No. 7 Lonehand Larry
At 35.13, this lightly raced four-year-old has recorded easily the fastest last 600m when resuming at five furlongs off a freshen-up on July 10 and overall, it was one of fastest closing splits of that Saturday program.
Lonehand Larry balanced up late as the pick of the closers behind Olga Luisa, who was competitive in a much stronger race last Saturday and this gelding held off genuine city class opposition in the process, including Vane Tempest (won five races this year).
Prepared by ex-Fremantle Dockers gun small forward Hayden Ballantyne who has trained eight winners from his last 35 starters, he's placed this gelding well on Wednesday, with a drop in grade and a step to 1200m both being big positives.