Expert tips: Belmont - 20/03/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - ANOTHER STRIKE (1) just missed last time out at Pinjarra when jumping favourite and stays at the mile for today's assignment. Nicely placed off the inside alley today and can go one better this time around. BONDI'S FUTURE (2) didn't have the clearest of passages in the straight but still managed to win at Geraldton on Sunday. On the quick turnaround here and up to the mile, which looks to suit based off his recent efforts. Big chance if he handles the backup. QUEEN NARDI (3) wasn't disgraced in the Ascot 1000 Guineas last time out on the back of a good win over the mile at Geraldton the start prior. Can be prominent in the run with 3kg's coming off for ZJP. Likely to play a major role. WARRALEA LASS (6) strips fitter again today and can be thereabouts at the finish. ZENIQUE (4) is next best.

RACE 2 - SHOOTING SPIRIT (3) could be an improver stepping out to 1400m for just the second time. The stable has thought enough of him to throw him into two Listed events in his short career and he hasn't been disgraced in either. This looks a very suitable race for him and he can return to the winner's stall. ALWAYS AWESOME (2) ran away to win by 1.2L at Pinjarra last time out, shedding the maiden tag. The slight rise in trip shouldn't pose an issue and while he's likely to get back from the draw, he's sure to be closing strongly at the finish. CRIMMO (1) makes his WA debut for the Dylan Bairstow yard after a disappointing run at Bendigo when last in work. His trials coming in have been solid and the booking of Steve Parnham is a positive sign. Can play a major role. SIMPLY THINKIN' (6) steps out in trip with a trial since her latest effort 42 days ago. Creates interest. REGGIO CALABRIA (5) stuck on well on debut despite pulling up with an issue. Can improve on that effort.

RACE 3 - BATTLE COMMANDER (1) couldn't hold off what looks like a smart one last time out at Ascot, beaten 2.2L. Showed good pace to cross them on that occasion and can do so from the wide draw again today. This looks a touch easier than his last start and he can go one better this time. CATCH CARTER (2) had trialled well prior to his debut at Bunbury but he never really got into the race there. The wide draw is a slight niggle, but suspect he's better than what he showed on debut and can run a much-improved race today. KIMBERLEY ROSE (12) appears to have plenty of ability from what we've seen at the trials and Brad Parnham remains in the irons after partnering her at her most recent outing. A 200k purchase that can make a statement on debut. WANT A WINNER (7) has also shown glimpses at the trials and warrants plenty of respect. DANDY'S GEM (9) draws nicely and has form that ties through Battle Commander. Include.

RACE 4 - CHAMPEZE (12) was only 1.6L off the winner over this trip at Pinjarra last time out but figures suggested she was a little off her best that day. Right in the market last start and Brad Parnham sticking is a positive sign. Finds the right race to shed the maiden tag. WESTCOAST EXPRESS (8) makes his debut and has shown plenty of good signs at the trials. CJP hopping in the saddle is a positive sign and it wouldn't surprise to see him make a winning start to his career. KRAKEN TIME (6) disappointed when jumping favourite on debut at Pinjarra, but the form out of that race has been franked already. Suspect he's better than what he showed there and he can show what he's really made of today. SCENERY (1) disappointed after a good effort first-up over 1200m here. Can turn his form around. Ditto SNIP OF GLAMOUR (9) who is better than what we saw last time out.

RACE 5 - PATRON OF KINGS (3) stuck on well at Ascot last time out and will find this a much easier assignment back in trip. The blinkers go on now from a handy alley and he's won 3/4 at this course and distance. Racing well without winning but gets his chance now. SUNBRONZED (7) is better than he showed last start when tackling Open 3YO company at Ascot. The form out of that race has been solid and he jumped favourite in a good form race here two back. Looks the main danger from an inside alley. CAPRE OMNIA (4) gets the blinkers on first time and won his recent trial impressively with that gear applied. Scored a win at his last start before heading west and joining the Bairstow stable. Will be prominent at the finish. CROSS STATEMENT (1) kept on well first-up and should strip fitter for that effort. Not to be discounted. DIVINE PAIR (2) comes through a good form race where he jumped favourite at Bunbury. Can sneak into the finish.

RACE 6 - DIVINE FLIRT (1) should be hitting peak fitness now and only just missed at Pinjarra in a similar event 13 days ago. She has the pace to cross from the wide draw and 3kg's come off for ZJP. Just has to repeat her latest effort to be getting the job done. SIBERIAN SIREN (2) surprised when finishing 0.3L off the winner in Listed company at Pinjarra 32 days ago. Derrick takes 1.5kg off with her claim and while she's drawn wide, she ran on strongly from the back at her most recent start. Main danger with a big drop back in class. ALBRIGHT (7) dipped second-up when a beaten favourite at Pinjarra, beaten 3.3L. Chris Parnham hops in the irons this time and he guided the mare to her maiden win. Can play a major role. JUST ADORABELLE (6) comes into this on the fresh side after pulling up lame when a beaten favourite 91 days ago. Form prior puts her in the finish of this. SEDUCE ME (3) may be looking for a touch further but respect the booking of CJP. Include.

RACE 7 - WHY ME (7) narrowly knocked off the maiden last start over this trip at Albany when a heavy favourite. Turned in a good run at Ascot prior to that and getting out to the mile may be what he needs to unlock his potential. Looks the one to beat once again. PURE CHINO (8) turned in a strong fresh effort to win by 0.5L despite jumping 18-1. Softer draw this time and CJP hopping in the saddle are both big ticks. Has plenty of upside still and she should be right in the finish if she can replicate her first-up effort. MACCIATEAU (2) ran right over the top to win at Pinjarra and should relish the extra 100m on offer this time. Steve Parnham riding is a positive sign and he can storm home late once again. HERO HUNTER (1) is better than he showed last time out and getting back out to the mile can see him challenge for victory. CANGGU (10) can go on with the job after his last start win at York.