FURPHY HANDICAP Tips (Race 2)
Belmont Best Bet - Race 2 No. 1 He's A Sizzler
This gelding was simply just beaten for speed early in his return over the 1000m, but was the clear eye-catcher when balancing up late in that July 24 event, rattling off easiest the fastest last 600m of the race (34.69).
A now three-year-old who has just the three starts to his name, it's clear that He's A Sizzler will thrive over more ground which his breeding also suggests (his dam won over 2100m), so stepping straight to the 1400m now is a positive.
Although the son of Sizzling now rises in the weights, he should be finding a Midweek Maiden much easier to what he faced first-up and with any improvement off that fresh showing, he should take a power of beating in the second from Belmont this Wednesday.
ALL FLAGS SIGNS AND BANNERS HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Starlift
A super consistent galloper in a first racing preparation where a much-deserved breakthrough came at start five in March, not much has gone the way of this mare in three subsequent outings which included the return effort at Pinjarra.
Prepared by trainer Paige Kenney who has a winning strike rate of 21% this year, Starlift was wide throughout in all three of those most recent runs and with any favours, would've gone back-to-back on April 17 in a field that included She's God To You (city winner/stakes placed).
The four-year-old has proved a difficult steer for 3kg claiming apprentices of late, so despite now losing the claim and going up in the weights, she now gets the services of William Pike, a big upgrade and 'The Wizard' has gate three at his disposal here.
BUDGET CAR & TRUCK RENTAL HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Belmont Value Bet - Race 7 No. 7 What About Moi
This gelding had been unlucky not have won either side an attempt in a handy $70,000 event at Ascot with a narrow miss on debut and was just edged out by a debut Bob Peters runner on December 30, with Pike taking the shortcut on the rail to secure victory.
He managed to get the better of Smashing on that occasion, a first-up winner in the spring and a three-year-old who was competitive in two features over the carnival via he Group Two WA Guineas prior to running fifth in the Listed Lee-Steere Classic.
What About Moi wasn't disgraced last start at Listed level which followed a Northam win under a gun Laqdar Ramoly steer, who brings this runner down to the 54kg minimum after the claim and the cutaway in the straight for the August 4 meeting is a positive.