Track specialist Battle Torque loves Belmont Park
Battle Torque has won half of his eight races over Belmont Park's 1,600 metres trip and, according to Punting Form's numbers, he is a betting proposition in Saturday's Weddings At Ascot Handicap over his favourite course and distance.
What was impressive about Battle Torque's TABtouch - Better Your Bet Handicap win two weeks ago was the manner in which the Adam Durrant-trained Belmont Park specialist finished off - his last 600m sectional was 9.3 lengths faster than benchmark - to take out a high-graded race off an unsuitable tempo on a surface firmer than he prefers. Even though the TABtouch - Better Your Bet Handicap field did not go hard through the first part of that race Battle Torque managed to post a Punting Form last-start rating that is the best of the runners assembled for the Weddings At Ascot Handicap. Mystery Miss is likely to start as the Weddings At Ascot Handicap market leader but the jury is out regarding her well being following her comeback from serious illness.
Perth Racing is committed to providing punters with the best possible free data to enable them to bet with confidence on the club's races with TABtouch, the brand that funds the industry. That is why Perth Racing is partnering with Punting Form, which clocks and rates almost every performance on Australian tracks. You can download the Punting Form race reports for all eight Belmont Park races on Beaufine Stakes Day. Back your favourites with TABtouch and better your bet.