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Belmont Betting Tips for June 15, 2024 - Optimistic to take Strickland

Last updated: 13 Jun 2024
Martin Pennington 13 Jun 2024
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  • Belmont hosts a nine-race program on June 15
  • Top bets: Oly’s Choice (Race 3), Objectify (Race 6), Be Optimistic (Race 8), and Outfield (Race 9)
  • Selections backed by solid recent performances and expert insights
Belmont Tips for 15.03.2023
The Group 3 Strickland Stakes features on Saturday's Belmont card. (Getty)

Belmont hosts a nine-race program on June 15 and our best bets are included below.
  • Belmont Tips June 15
  • WA Spirit Of Racing Awards Nominations Now Open Handicap Tips (Race 3)
  • Drummond Golf Handicap Tips (Race 6)
  • Swan Draught – Strickland Stakes (G3) Tips (Race 8)
  • Tabtouch – Have You Got The Touch Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Belmont Tips June 15

WA Spirit Of Racing Awards Nominations Now Open Handicap Tips (Race 3)

Belmont Best Bet - Race 3 No. 5 Oly’s Choice

The five-year-old registered some solid efforts earlier this prep including when beaten less than a length into third over 1400m at Ascot in March.

The gelding has been in great form since then winning three consecutive starts with the most recent of those coming over 1600m in a Benchmark 72+ handicap here May 25.

The pick raced on a soft 5 track that day and the softer going expected here should pose no issues to a gelding who has won on a heavy 8 surface in the past.

Trained by Darren & Ben Pearce the son of Demerit overcame a wide barrier when saluting last time out and shapes as if the extra 50m here will prove no issue.

Prior to that the selection had justified odds-on favouritism in scoring by one-and-a-half-lengths over 1600m at Ascot. 

William Pike, on board for each of his last three wins is again in the saddle and the pair look capable of continuing their winning run. 

Drummond Golf Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 9 Objectify

The filly made the perfect start to her racing career when breaking her maiden in a 1200m contest at Pinjarra Scarpside in December.

While the three-year-old was unable to follow up when beaten just over half-a-length third stepped up to 1400m at this venue eleven days later.

Both of those efforts came on a good 4 track and she had two barrier trials prior to resuming at this venue May 29.

Encountering a wet track for the first time that day the daughter of No Nay Never returned to winning ways with a success over this track and trip on a heavy 8 track.

The pick contested a Class 1 handicap that day with the runner-up Sentimental Belle boosting the form with a win subsequently.

Jockey Brad Parnham should be able to get across from barrier eight and racing off a low weight his mount looks up to completing a double.

Swan Draught – Strickland Stakes (G3) Tips (Race 8)

Belmont Feature Bet - Race 8 No. 7 Be Optimistic

The mare demonstrated good form earlier this season including when winning in Listed company in the 2300m Kalgoorlie Cup on a good 4 track at Kalgoorlie in October.

The five-year-old has gone on to register success at the same level at Ascot subsequently before losing out by a narrow margin in the Group 2 Perth Cup back at Ascot in January.

The daughter of Blackfriars caught the eye when keeping on nicely in the Group 3 Hahn The Cummings Stakes over 1600m at Morphettville first up this prep.

Luke Fernie’s representative is expected to have improved for that effort with the step up in distance a further positive.

Clint Johnston-Porter, on board for both of her Listed starts and the Perth Cup last prep returns to the saddle here.

The selection is a versatile type with regard to tactics and with an inside alley a positive here she is taken to return to the winners’ enclosure.  

Tabtouch – Have You Got The Touch Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Belmont Value Bet - Race 9 No. 13 Outfield

Steven Burton’s gelding has performed well since blinkers were applied at the start of this year winning twice and placing second once from three starts.  

The first of those wins came when scoring by over a length in a 1300m Class 2 handicap on a soft 5 surface.

The four-year-old went to the front with 1000m to run that day and came within half-a-length of follow-up when runner-up over 1400m at Bunbury subsequently. 

The gelding raced from the front when resuming in a Class 3 handicap on a soft 7 track at Bunbury when racing first up this prep June 2.

The pick came home over four lengths clear of his rivals in a 1400m event that day and barrier seven shouldn’t pose any issues in this event.

Apprentice Madi Derrick, on board for all three of those efforts gets on well with the selection and her mount can follow up stepping up to metro racing.


Our Belmont selections for Saturday, June 15 are:

Best Bet1: Be Optimistic Each Way @10/1 at betM - 1 Unit
Best Bet2: Oly's Choice To Win @5/4 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units
Best Bet3: Objectify To Win @41/10 at betfair - 3 Units
Best Bet4: Outfield Each Way @11/1 at Neds - 1 Unit
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