Expert tips : Belmont - 19/06/24

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RACE 1 - HISTORY WON'T CARE (5) got there just in time to score his maiden victory at Pinjarra 13 days ago, winning as a very short priced favourite. He closed off in some strong sectionals there and this looks a similar set up to his latest win. On the rise and can bring up back-to-back wins. HOBA METEOR (2) resumed with a narrow win over 1200m at Pinjarra (S) on May 15th and rates highly off that effort. The stable were happy to throw her in the deep end last campaign, showcasing their opinion of the filly. Plenty of time off since the win on resumption and with improvement likely, she'll be right in the finish. HAPPY AS LARRY (1) scored a good win over this track and trip a fortnight ago in soft conditions. He does rise in weight, but the claim of Derrick comes in handy and he won't be far away. KINGS SALUTE (6) can improved getting back out in distance following a disappointing effort last time out.

RACE 2 - INFURIATED (6) rattled home to catch the eye at Pinjarra (S) Last start and he looks well suited to the rise in trip. The sectionals backed up the visuals last start and while he has drawn wide again, he finds a suitable race. Can storm over the top to shed the maiden tag. BLOW BACK (4) just missed over 1650m here in heavy conditions 21 days ago in a high-rating effort. He'll need his early speed to cross from the draw, but he's open to further improvement and he's expected to prove very hard to catch from out in front. TROOPER PHOENIX (2) just missed over 1400m at Pinjarra last time out, going under in a photo finish. This looks to set up similarly from a nice draw and he should be ready to peak now third-up. Can make his presence felt. COVENTRY REEF (1) is racing well without winning this time in and is not to be discounted.

RACE 3 - Tricky race. SUPIDO EXPRESS (9) looks as though he can make an immediate impact following a strong trial win at Belmont just last week. Noske was on board for that trial effort which posted a good time when compared to other trials on the day. The one to beat if he can bring that form to the races. ZIPPY ZANY (10) has the best exposed form when only 0.5L off the winner here a fortnight ago. Out to this trip for the first time could see her improve and she maps to get the run of the race from a favourable alley. Wouldn't surprise to see her get the job done now. RALLY THE TROOPS (7) is another who has trialled well in readiness for today. Pike remains in the saddle after riding him in both lead-up trials which is a big tick for his chances. The wide draw is a niggle, but everything points to a forward showing. POWER PRINCESS (12) has shown glimpses at the trials and must be including with CJP sticking with her from the trials.

RACE 4 - SUNLIT FRESCO (6) made every post a winner last start and Bunbury in a high-rating performance to shed the maiden tag. She can take up the running again from a favourable alley and she's open to further improvement third-up. Can bring up back-to-back wins. AMARLIE MISS (8) bumped into a sharp race first-up over 1400m and drops back to this trip with CJP hopping back in the saddle. She may need some luck from the draw, but her best form is good enough and a bold effort is anticipated. PLATINUM CLASS (1) disappointed over 1400m in Saturday company on the weekend and is on the quick turnaround now. Chris Parnham hops in the saddle, suggesting this is a targeted attack, and if she can return to her prior form, she'll take plenty of beating. GARDEN QUARTZ (3) hasn't been sighted for a year and may need the run, but her recent trial was up to the mark. Won't be far away.

RACE 5 - MY HIDDEN UNIVERSE (3) bolted in as favourite first-up at Bunbury and the form coming out from behind him has been superb. Both the second and third horses have come out and won, with the gelding showing superior speed on June 2. Can find the front again and repeat the dose. SPREAD THE RUMOUR (5) is a lightly raced galloper who ran a hole at Pinjarra last start as a 25-1 chance. This looks a similar event and he's drawn to be prominent in the run again. Can improve again now third-up and won't be far away. RAPID ROCK (4) just held on for a narrow win at Northam 16 days ago and is not to be discounted off the inside draw again. Nicely weighted after the claim and he can put his best foot forward again. ODIN OMEN (7) can build on the handy first-up effort and is worth including.

RACE 6 - KISSES FROM KELLY (3) gets out to his preferred trip third-up into the campaign following a strong effort over 1700m at Bunbury last week. That effort suggested he's close to his best, and now he gets conditions to suit with CJP hopping in the saddle. Can get back to winning ways in this suitable assignment. ANTIQUE QUEEN (9) bumped into a smart one last start when favourite over 2200m at Bunbury, but it was a career-best rating for the lightly raced filly. She still has plenty of upside and Pike sticking with her is a positive sign. Can go one better this time. LUKE'S PIERRO (2) is ticking along nicely despite a disappointing effort last start at Pinjarra. Expect him to settle closer this time and the 2kg claim comes in handy. Best form puts him right in the finish. FLASH DUCATI (4) is racing well of late and comes through the same race as Antique Queen. Parnham replaces the apprentice hoop and a much better effort is expected.

RACE 7 - MARINSKY BALLET (4) rocketed home from the back last start to be just 0.6L off the winner at Pinjarra on June 6th in a strong effort. She beat a bunch of the same horses she meets today and she draws nicely once again. Can go a couple better this time in an open event. HIS EMINENCE (5) is better than what he showed last start when finishing behind Marinsky Ballet at Pinjarra, beaten 5.5L. It's been a while between drinks, but the gelding is ticking along nicely of late and his last two starting prices show that. Can put his best foot forward. DASH OF BRANDY (3) has been good without winning this campaign and sustained a long effort to just miss out on the victory at Pinjarra last time out. The wide draw may see her a long way back, but if the pace is on she'll be coming home with a head full of steam. GOD'S GARDEN (6) hasn't been far away in her past few outings and is not to be discounted.

RACE 8 - SUCCESS PLAY (2) scored an impressive win first-up at Northam, winning by 1.8L and the sectionals suggests he has more to come. He looks to have gone to a new level this time in and Chris Parnham taking the ride is a positive sign. Can build on what he did first-up. HARBIN (1) just missed when running on strongly from the back over 1200m a fortnight ago. Out in trip and the added fitness are both ticks, though he will need some luck from a wide draw once again. Trust the Wizard to weave his magic and put him right in the finish. LITTLE SILVER (4) disappointed a little last start following a good effort at Albany the start prior. Drops in weight today and is likely to be prominent in the run. Best form would see him in this for a very long way. WANGO AWARD (3) was just fair here first-up but she does boast a strong record over this trip. CJP rides now and with some luck she'll make her presence felt.