Best From The West: Belmont – 19th August 2023

The main race on the day is the Blue Spec Stakes where the Perth Cup horses are to the fore.

We see a fascinating runner in the shape of She's Fit and if she is just that, given it is at the mile first up and on a damper track, then she is right up to winning this.

Remember she won a Natasha and WA Oaks then was placed in the WATC Derby and then just missed in the G1 Australasian Oaks.

She will have an economical run all the way and her dash could well be too sharp for many of these stayers.

We'll know how forward and fit she really is with the betting on the race. Happy to take the risk against this lot at this trip.

A horse who has very much found his confidence on these sorts of Winter tracks is Starry Heights and he chases a hatrick.

The 4yo has loved stepping up to the mile and even though getting back in the field, has been able to rattle over the top.

You are always better to back horses on affected ground that want to win and in going through the grades, he's helped by lighter weights.

Not many dramas getting behind William Pike in his current form either.


BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 5 #7 Starry Heights @ $2.00 *

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 8 #7 She's Fit @ $4.40 *

*Odds correct at 11:30am 17/08/23

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