Timeform pick out their three best bets from Belmont on Saturday…
“…hasn’t been at his best on his last two starts at Saratoga but should relish a return to this venue…”
Timeform on Shiraz
There’s a strong possibility that Delta Bluesman could get an easy lead here, meaning the likes of Almithmaar and Long Haul Bay may struggle to reel him in. Delta Bluesman fought gamely when second at Del Mar last time, finishing second to The Man, and this fast breaker can go one better here.
The likes of Brockmoninoff and Starry Messenger should give Shiraz a nice lead into this race, and the last-named is fancied to get back to winning ways. He hasn’t been at his best on his last two starts at Saratoga but should relish a return to this venue, having been placed on all four starts here in 2018.
Sadler’s Joy offers a bit of value here against Morning Line favourite Robert Bruce. The first-named was a good winner at Gulfstream Park earlier in the year and should be suited here by the pace set by Carrick and Hi Happy.
Minimum Bet Guarantee
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