Our Canberra Racing Tips for Sundays Black Opal meeting.
Remarque (Canberra Race 7 No. 2)
This two-year-old Snitzel colt trained by team Hawkes has raced once for an impressive win. He started favourite on debut because he had won both lead-up trials in good style and he duly saluted with a 2 length win over 1100m at Rosehill on 16 January. He has had a seven week let-up with a trial to keep him sharp. He has drawn well in barrier 2 and looks ready to win the 2021 Black Opal Stakes.
Gem Dealer (Canberra Race 1 No. 6):
This five-year-old Dundeel mare has had four wins and three places from 21 starts. She resumed from a 12 week spell for a 4 length win on a heavy track over 1300m at Canberra on 7 August, then led early but faded for 2.6 lengths 7th over 1400m at Kembla Grange on 29 August. Resuming from a spell of 27 weeks she has won two of five first-up attempts and that combined with a trial placing on 19 February gives confidence to back her each-way on her home track.
Underground Music (Canberra Race 3 No. 10):
This four-year-old Your Song mare is the early favourite in this BM 65 handicap over 1400m. She resumed from a long spell for 1.17 lengths 2nd over 1200m at Canberra on 5 February, then battled hard for a 0.13 length win over 1300m in a Class 1 at Canberra on 19 February. The opposition is much tougher in this field and I am happy to risk her.
6 Gem Dealer
4 Quiet Riot
1 Major Time
9 Wilful Soul
11 Lady Of Luxury
2 Lord Desanimaux
3 Akela’s Charm
3 Propose To Me
10 Underground Music
7 Mandalong Nicko
8 Temoin Chaud
7 Glamour Runs Deep
1 Spicy Restaurant
2 Tap ‘N’ Run
7 Mossman George
5 Black Magnum
3 Flat Heaven
1 Cradle Mountain
3 Handle The Truth
2 Brave Song
5 Poetic Charmer
Best Bets Our Devonport Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Boom Dot Com (Devonport Race 6 No. 3)/ Rebel Factor (Devonport Race 6 No. 5) Think this is a race in two, despite FREELANCER likely coming up short. I can’t have it. Keen to be with both BOOM DOT COM and REBEL FACTOR. BOOM DOT COM resumed in an unsuitable race on a wet deck at Launny and really found the line. Gets a 10L jockey switch here, and gets to a trip she relishes (~1400m). I
Our Bendigo Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Best Bets Mafiore (Bendigo Race 1 No. 1) Knocking on the door and gets the perfect chance here. Has the wide draw to overcome but has plenty of ability and was unlucky to lose last start. Ready to win and the $2.20 appeals in a very winnable contest. $2.20 Each Way Lavish Thinker (Sale Race 4 No. 14) Lavish Thinker has a nice turn of foot and should be giving this race a
Best bet | Race 2 #5 Ice In Vancouver I’m surprised he’s not clear favourite here. There’s so many positives in his favour, most notably the fitness edge on his rivals and the super lightweight. Apprentice Angela Jones can get down to 52kg for this ride and it means he’ll carry 6kg less than main rivals Ef Troop and Racecourse Road. He comes here off two impressive wins to start his preparation and has only been defeated once from six starts at this 1000m sprint trip. In the small field
Our Tamworth Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Pliskova (Tamworth Race 3 No. 7) Pliskova will need luck from the draw but this race looks within reach. It hit the line really well on debut and brings the strongest last start rating of this field. The $6.00 is over the odds provided it can find a clear passage in the straight. $6.00 Each Way Lonely Power (Tamworth Race 4 No. 1) Lonely Power has good ability and just needs