bet365 Best From The West: Belmont – 12th August 2023

It’s Belmont Newmarket day and there will be many and varied views of the big race.

But we will steer away from that race and have as our best a horse in great form in the shape of Duchess Of Gossip.

This mare has won four of her last five outings, graduating from a provincial maiden in May to win metro Saturday races.

The last win was excellent having jumped from wide, working to be outside lead and yet roared away from them late.

William Pike seems to have a real knack with her which is important being up in weight but so much better drawn for this.

In the race prior, Staaden has to be much better placed here than when he was first up.

It was his first effort for almost two years and back then he was racing in all the country WA Cups races, winning at Port Hedland and Broome.

Clearly he had a major issue straining an near fore tendon so had 686 days off but the return was excellent after having three trials.

Landing one by one over the mile, he boxed on tenaciously and must be fitter now over the longer trip.

You would bet a slightly firmer track will be better for him too so he's worth a ticket each way.


BET OF THE DAY: Race 7 #4 Duchess Of Gossip @ $2.20 with bet365*

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 6 #2 Staaden @ $15.00 with bet365*

*Odds correct at 10:00am 10/08/23

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