Expert tips : Belmont - 26/06/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - THE AGENCY (1) jumped an 18-1 chance on debut and only went down narrowly in a race similar to this. Chris Parnham hops in the saddle this time, replacing the apprentice and he maps for a similar run this time around. Can go one better. THIS'LL SHOW YA (7) resumes without a trial after bumping into some smart ones when right in the market last campaign. Carbery seems to be getting back to form and while the wide draw is an issue, her best is good enough to be winning a race like this. MAI ALOHA (9) is on debut for Team Williams and won her most recent trial in impressive fashion at Lark Hill. CJP rides from a favourable alley and it wouldn't surprise to see her have an immediate impact. GREAT EDITION (4) trialled well recently and can make his presence felt.

RACE 2 - JOKERS GRIN (4) couldn't have been more impressive when scoring an impressive maiden win by 3.1L at Northam 13 days ago. The second horse has already come out and won since that effort, franking the form. Can continued on his winning ways. MAGNASONIC (5) led all the way to shed the maiden tag at Bunbury to end last campaign. He gets the blinkers on for his resumption and his trials coming in have been solid. Sure to be right in the finish again. HOME JAMES (3) has run in some much stronger races than this throughout his career. He has been big odds in those races, but this is much easier and a sharp turnaround in his form wouldn't surprise. CLOSE AT HAND (1) has trialled nicely coming into this first-up assignment and should be handy from the draw. Can make his presence felt.

RACE 3 - RISSOLES (12) bumped into what looks a smart one last start and the form may have already been franked by this time of the day. She was tested in Listed company in his debut campaign, highlighting the stable's opinion of her. Out to this trip now looks ideal and she can get back to her best. EVERLASTING SPIRIT (10) is inching closer to a win after a 1.5L defeat last time out over 1200m at Pinjarra. She looks to get a nice run in transit here and with further improvement anticipated, she'll make her presence felt. SCHNOOTS (8) went under as favourite at Northam last time out but has been in much better form prior to that. Suspect getting back to this distance suits better and a return to her best form would see her right in the finish. LIKE A LEOPARD (3) can build on a solid first-up effort.

RACE 4 - ON THE MARK (2) has played bridesmaid throughout his career thus far, but ticks plenty of boxes in what looks a suitable event today. Ready to peak now third-up and getting back out in trip should suit. Drawn to get every chance and looks ready to go one better this time. CANNY ROCK (1) was too far back to make an impression last start, though he did close off nicely underneath his rivals. Third-up now and back out in trip appears a recipe for success. Had a few goes now but his hoof is right on the till. BIRD ON A WIRE (11) has the speed to be prominent from the wide alley and is ready to hit this full of gusto. She rates well off the narrow defeat last start and has to be included. SPIRIT OF GEORGE (6) draws a much better gate than recent events, so expect him to be much closer in the run this time. Can improve sharply.

RACE 5 - SAFEKEEPER (8) was very good without winning in her debut campaign and she was very impressive at the trials recently, winning by 3.8L. She shouldn't be a maiden for much longer and if she can run up to her recent trial, she should be winning this. MYTHICAL MISS (6) returned in good order at Bunbury a fortnight ago, beaten just 1.2L over 1014m. She was a second-up winner last campaign and she has the speed to be prominent from an outside alley. Can go one better without surprising. MAGIC BELLE (5) went under in a photo finish last time out at Northam and drops back to the short course where she's been successful previously. The 2kg claim comes in handy and a repeat of her most recent effort will see her go close at the finish. TOROPA (2) was put away straight after the debut win. Will be ready with two trials coming in. Include.

RACE 6 - ROCKET JUICE (1) has been going around in much stronger races than this throughout his career and finds himself relatively well in. The claim of Campbell comes in handy and he should be prominent from the outset. Can return to winning ways in what looks a suitable race. CLASSIC RULER (2) won narrowly over 1214m at Bunbury a fortnight ago and should appreciate the slight rise in trip. He's likely to be a long way back in the run, but if they overdo it up front he's sure to be storming home late in the race. CHOIXWAY (5) was good in a recent trial after ending his last campaign as a beaten favourite at Ascot. Draws to get every chance today and his best form is good enough to get the job done. CRIMMO (6) is never far away and is sure to put his best foot forward once again.

RACE 7 - PEARLY NUGGETT (4) hasn't won for a long time but has put the writing on the wall her past couple, finishing just 0.5L off the winner most recently. Ready to peak now third-up and she's sure to be prominent from the outset. Sure to take plenty of catching. KHUTOS (6) has some handy form from last campaign and should be fitter for a recent trial leading into this. The inside barrier is a big tick and the fact CJP has been booked suggests he's ready to go first-up. Can return to the winners' stall. SNAZZLER (1) looked good in a recent trial at Lark Hill and the 3kg claim of Cooper comes in handy as he drops in grade. He's 2/2 at this track and he's expected to be there when the whips are cracking. THE COOLAKIN KING (10) just missed at Northam last start but that figure stacks up well despite jumping a 25-1 chance. Can be in the finish again.

RACE 8 - SIR EYRELTON (5) has been impressive in his career so far, showing plenty of strength to win narrowly at this track and trip. This is a big step up in grade, but he maps beautifully, and he has plenty of improvement to come. Can continue his winning ways. CATCH THE RED EYE (6) has been disappointing his past couple but will find this a little easier than both of those races. Noske can have the 3YO in a handy position and his figures from earlier this campaign are right up to winning a race like this. Can make his presence felt. SHEZGOTTHALOT (10) was bolting in a recent trial when trapped in behind runners, catching the eye for her first-up effort. The booking of CJP means she's ready to fire first-up and she can be storming over the top of them late in the race. DEFIANT DIORITE (1) can build on a solid run last start with the aid of an inside alley.

RACE 9 - CRUISE TO RIO (9) was narrowly beaten last start on the 7-day back up and now steps out to this trip for just the second time. The wide draw is a little niggle, but she looks suited by the extra trip now and she still has plenty of improvement to come. Can go to another level now. STYLISH LORD (2) gets the blinkers on for the first time following a 2.1L defeat at Northam most recently. He maps to get every chance today and his last start SP shows he's right up to winning a race like this. Can return to winning form. IHTSAKING (6) was superb from the back at Northam last start when mowing them down from the back, winning by 0.9L. CJP rides now and the form out of the latest effort has stacked up nicely. Can win again. GIFT OF THE HEART (1) will find this a lot easier than recent efforts where he has been kept safe by the market. Out to this trip for the first time and is not to be discounted.