Punters are casting the net far and wide when it comes to the feature race at Belmont this Saturday, the Belmont Sprint (1200m).
The Velvet King is the favourite for the race, and a solid one at that too, into $3.70 from $4.20, after a strong return two weeks ago in the Roma Cup. He holds the call over the hard fit mare Angelic Mare, who is rock solid at $5, ahead of Flirtini, who is at $6 and a bit easy, out from $5.50.
There has been good each way specking for Gatting, who is into $8.50 from $12. The class runner of the field is clearly Humidor, but at this stage is friendless, out to $23 from $17.