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Belmont Betting Tips for May 18, 2024 - Alsephina to take feature

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Last updated: 16 May 2024
Martin Pennington 16 May 2024
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  • Belmont hosts a nine-race program on May 18
  • Top tips include Kings Honour, Premium Girl, Alsephina, and Duchess Of Gossip
  • These selections are based on recent form and favorable race conditions
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Belmont Tips for 24.01.2024
The Group 3 Belmont Sprint headlines Saturday's WA program. (Getty)

Belmont hosts a nine-race program on May 18 and our best bets are included below.
  • Belmont Tips May 18
  • Happy 40th Danny Wilkinson Handicap Tips (Race 4)
  • Amelia Park Handicap Tips (Race 5)
  • Furphy – Belmont Sprint (Group 3) Tips (Race 8)
  • National Pump And Energy Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Belmont Tips May 18


Happy 40th Danny Wilkinson Handicap Tips (Race 4)


Belmont Best Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Kings Honour

Trainer Hayden Ballantyne has been having a good time of it of late winning with four of his ten runners since the start of April.

The selection has provided two of those victories with the first of those coming when justifying short-priced favouritism in a 1000m maiden at Pinjarra.

The gelding made much of the running on that occasion but was ridden with slightly more restraint when successful at Ascot earlier this month.

The son of King’s Troop sprinted clear to salute by over two lengths in impressive fashion in that Ascot contest having led on the inside entering the straight.

Jarrad Noske, on board for all four previous outings is again set to ride and he should be able to hold a prominent position jumping from barrier four. 

The three-year-old is less exposed than the majority of his rivals here and with further improvement expected he looks capable of registering his third consecutive victory.  

Amelia Park Handicap Tips (Race 5)


Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 6 Premium Girl

The filly has been in great form having recorded victories in three of her seven starts this season.

The three-year-old completed a double when getting home by a narrow margin in a Class 1 contest over 1410m at Bunbury in January.

A good second in a 1400m open handicap event at Ascot followed before resuming winning ways stepped up to 1600m at Pinjarra in February.

The selection came home nearly two lengths clear of her nearest pursuer when jumping from a wide barrier on that occasion.

Trained by Tony Triscari her only subsequent start saw her beaten two lengths into third when racing back in an open handicap event over 1400m at Pinjarra in March.

The daughter of A Lot has been freshened since that effort and should have no issues jumping from barrier seven in this contest.

Joseph Azzopardi is a positive jockey booking here and his mount is selected to make her first start at this venue a winning one. 

Furphy – Belmont Sprint (Group 3) Tips (Race 8)


Belmont Feature Bet - Race 8 No. 12 Alsephina

The Grant & Alana Williams team boast a strong hand with hot favourite Western Empire among their team.

They also saddle the five-year-old who showed good progress during the 2022/23 season and confirmed she can compete at the top level last prep.

While unable to win in four starts earlier this season the mare did register three second-place finishes including over this distance at Ascot when racing first up.

That Ascot event saw her lose out by less than a length to Marocchino who re-opposes here in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes in early November.

The pick performed well over further subsequently including when beaten a length in the Group 1Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot in November.

The mare was spelled following a good sixth upped to 1800m for the Group 1 Northerly back at Ascot and she boasts a strong record at this venue.

Connections apply winkers for the first time and arriving here on the back of a couple of barrier trial efforts at Lark Hill she is taken to resume with a win. 

National Pump And Energy Handicap Tips (Race 9)


Belmont Value Bet - Race 9 No. 9 Duchess Of Gossip

The four-year-old has demonstrated a liking for this venue in the past registering four wins and a second from five starts here.

The most recent of those wins saw the filly come home over a length clear of her rivals when contesting a Benchmark 66+ handicap over this distance in August last year.

The pick was spelled following that effort and while she was unable to win in five starts last prep she did deliver a third-place finish when racing at Listed level first up at Ascot. 

The All American filly ended that prep with a close up fourth in a Benchmark 72+ handicap over 1300m at Mount Barker in January.

Don Luciani’s representative advertised her well-being with a barrier trial second over 1000m here at the end of last month.

While any softening of the going would aid her chances the return to this venue is a positive and she looks value to record a first up win.

Verdict

Our Belmont selections for Saturday, May 18 are:

Best Bet1: Alsephina Each Way @13/2 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet2: Kings Honour To Win @13/5 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet3: Premium Girl To Win @9/2 at betM - 3 Units
Best Bet4: Duchess Of Gossip Each Way @11/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
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