bet365 Best From The West: Belmont – 16th September 2023

After a wild day on Wednesday afternoon, here’s hoping for a more placid one on Saturday with the Nicopolis Stakes the strongest on the card.

Once more the vast majority of races are not overly big so real value is hard to find.

We are taking a risk on a girl who goes first time since her 3yo days but Megami  had a real go as a filly.

She won four times as part of a long prep from November all the way through to March ending in a decent run in the WA Oaks.

Importantly when she was fresh she was winning races. She won at a mile to begin that stretch and even with a little trial in between, scored at Ascot over this trip.

Suspect William Pike will ride her cold from the draw and look to come with one late run but she has some substance.

In the last on a LONG day, Staralign looks well placed to bounce back second up.

He was beaten some way here over 6 f but the added ground helps as does the 7lbs claim for Brayden Gaerth.

Acknowledging he hasn't won in some time, he's met decent horses in that period, handles any going and goes nicely second up too.

He looks a play at each way odds in a race of a few hopes.


BET OF THE DAY: Race 9 #2 Megami @ $4.40 with bet365*

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 11 #3 Staralign @ $15.00 with bet365*

*Odds correct at 11:00am 14/09/23

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