Land Ahoy (Canberra Race 6 No. 5)
This three-year-old Dundeel filly trained by John Sargent at Randwick has two wins and one place from five starts. When she resumed after 20 weeks at Hawkesbury on 9 February she was slowly away, raced keen, was looking for a run and had no luck at all when 1.39 lengths 7th. She then chased hard to prevail in the latter stages for a 1.86 length win over 1600m at Newcastle on a soft track on 27 February. From barrier 1 she should get an ideal run and win again.
Lake Tai (Canberra Race 7 No. 2):
This four-year-old Makfi gelding trained by Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm has only had two races. On debut he battled away for 7.85 lengths 4th over 1200m at Newcastle on 18 February, then ran on strongly from well back for a 0.43 length win over 1400m at Mudgee on 28 February. he should be fitter and is worth an each-way bet.
Zelago (Canberra Race 4 No. 3):
This four-year-old gelding trained by Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones is the early favourite in this BM 70 handicap over 1300m. He finished 4.24 lengths 7th in the SERA Country Championship over 1400m at Goulburn on 16 February, then led all the way for a 1.25 length win in a BM65 over 1400m at Canberra on 7 March. His opposition looks tougher here and he offers no value.
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