Best From The West: Belmont – 5th June 2021

A highly competitive Raconteur Stakes is the main race on the Belmont program this weekend.

Belmont Park
Belmont Park Picture: RWWA

Every horse bar the toppie has won at either its last or second last outing so you are considering good current form in this.

Going to go for the race fit, match hardened Billy Ain't Silly who loves to lead and draws the inside so has every opportunity to drive up and hold the front again.

While we do concede that he is back from the mile, his best win was in that race and the key is he loves firmer tracks.

His only recent defeat was on the soft and so watch for him to get rolling a fair way out under Laqdar Ramoly as that can draw the sprint out of a few of these and make those early in preps a little vulnerable.

Punters do love a leader and a winner so we may not do better than the current betting.

Over to the last where Bright Diamond gets a good chance to make up for a bit of an unlucky defeat first up.

She was strung up three back the fence and had to wait and wait then weaved a passage to only go under by a half head.

However she has to be better fitness wise but also with the added furlong, gets more chance to pick up.

The one attempt at the 1400m was a win and from the good draw we hopefully will see William Pike have her in a position to strike around the bend.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 7 #2 Billy Ain't Silly @ $3.60

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 9 #11 Bright Diamond @ $2.05


Racing and Sports

Belmont Park

Saturday, 05th June 2021

7
15:50
(local)

Raconteur Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
1400m TURF GOOD
7
15:50
(local)
AUD $100,000
1400m GOOD

Raconteur Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. GRACEFUL GIRL (AUS) 3yo F
NICCONI (AUS) - AVENIDA MADERO (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
G & A WILLIAMS
$1.90
54.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd
2nd 2. BILLY AIN'T SILLY (AUS) 3yo G
I'M ALL THE TALK (AUS) - TIARA MAK (AUS)
LAQDAR RAMOLY
C H WEBSTER
$4.00
56.5kg
W J Robinson & Mrs P L Robinson
3rd 8. SHE'S GOD TO YOU (AUS) 3yo F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FLYING FATH (AUS)
NATASHA FAITHFULL
DARREN TAYLOR
$26.00
54.0kg
Mrs H M Harding
4th 6. BENJI'S (AUS) 3yo G
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) - LA FANTASTIQUE (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
CLIFFORD GREEN
$81.00
55.0kg
5th 1. KALLAROO (AUS) 3yo G
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) - KAMBALLIE (AUS)
BRAD PARNHAM
D MORTON
$41.00
57.0kg
6th 3. SOLAIA (AUS) 3yo F
TORONADO (IRE) - ISOLA BLU (AUS)
LUCY F WARWICK
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$7.00
56.0kg
7th 9. ALLMAMONEY (AUS) 3yo F
AL MAHER (AUS) - RUN AWAY RUBY (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$12.00
53.0kg
8th 5. WRITTEN MATTER (AUS) 3yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - SOPHIA TOWN (NZ)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
C & M GANGEMI
$16.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

9th 4. NO SURRENDER (AUS) 3yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DARK ATTACK (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$31.00
56.0kg