Best bets for the horse racing around the world this weekend

Away from the U.K. there is plenty to enjoy this weekend with some big races in the United States of America and France especially. I am somewhat Charlie Appleby heavy at HQ for the July Meeting and I am backing horses of his across the globe this weekend starting with two in America.

Best bets for the horse racing in the United States of America this weekend at Belmont Park

At 9.06 our time we have the Grade One 1m2f Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes for the fillies. With The Moonlight is the filly sent across the pond from Moulton Paddocks having not seen out the mile-and-a-half of the Oaks at Epsom. I think she will be suited by dropping back to ten furlongs on fast ground and it appears Charlie Appleby agrees. I thought she looked decent winning the 1m2f Listed Pretty Polly Stakes on good-firm at Newmarket prior to the run at Epsom and Belmont could suit perfectly as she has won a couple of times on the All-weather on suggesting she can handle the tighter turns.  I have 5-1 this morning. 

It’s the boys turn over the 1m2f at 1012 for the Grade One Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes. Nations Pride is the one here. “He didn’t stay the mile and a half of the Derby, it’s as simple as that,” Charlie Appleby explained in a recent interview. “We know he’s got plenty of class. He showed that when winning the Listed Newmarket Stakes by seven lengths in the spring, beating the colt (Hoo Ya Mal), who was runner-up in the Derby. Dropping back to a mile and a quarter on a sound surface, he is going to be much better suited. A repeat of his Newmarket Stakes win would make him very competitive.” I am in full agreement and will be backing him. Similar to the filly he has form on American like tracks such as Lingfield and Chelmsford City on the Polytrack and Meydan on Turf all of which are left-handed and turning suggesting the mile-and-a-quarter out here might be right up his street. I have carpet 3-1.

Best bets for the horse racing in France this weekend at Deauville

Modern Games makes his third trip across the Channel this year, this time to Deauville on Sunday, with the mile G.1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner and 1m2f G.1 Prix du Jockey Club third dropping down to seven furlongs for the Group One Prix Jean Prat due off 2.50 our time at Deauville. He didn’t quite get home over the mile-and-a-quarter at Chantilly but with the winner that day Vadeni winning a thriller of a G.1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown subsequently the form of his third in the Prix du Jockey Club was well and truly franked. Get on at the best price you can Sunday morning.  

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