Going to stick with this Dream Ahead gelding as he looks to make it three in a row. Two back he had drawn well, stalked the leader before streaking away with a 0.75 of a length win before returning to the same track and distance with 3kg extra and saluting by 0.3 of a length. He goes up in grade but you can’t deny his form, and he gets the in-form Karis Teetan aboard, who should give him every chance from another ideal draw. There is a bit of pace engaged, so hopefully they keep their wits about them but at the price, definitely worth a chance.
Nearly Fine was immaculate last start over the 1650m, coming from near last with a booming run to salute by just over 1.6 lengths. He was sectionally very good, running the third quickest final 400m of the entire meeting. He has since had a nice tick over trial and he finally gets to have a chance over 1800m. He won’t have to settle as far back here as he is drawn favourably in barrier six and Joao Moreira will be looking to enter his suspension with a slightly bigger gap in the jockey’s premiership. Despite being up in class, I think he is a solid chance. Ready Player One enters the frame on the back of a tremendous trial which he won convincingly with the blinkers on for the first time. He is drawn well, should sit in a favourable position and could be hard to beat.
Current Price: $3.80 / $4.00
Race 3 No.11 Amazing News – 1 unit @ $4.20
Race 4 No.1 Smiling City – 0.2 unit @ $18.00 win / 0.5 unit @ $4.80 place
Race 5 No.12 Viva Mama – 0.5 unit @ $8.00 win / 1 unit @ $2.80 place
Race 6 No.11 Take What You Need – 0.5 unit @ $9.00 win / 1 unit @ $3.00 place
Race 7 No.6 Nearly Fine / No.8 Ready Player One – 1 unit @ $4.00 / 1 unit @ $4.00
Our Geelong Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Martha Lavinia (Geelong Race 4 No. 11) Building up to a win and strikes the perfect opportunity to get one on the board. Scratched from a race today and saved for this. Maps well and should take some holding out in this race. $5.50 Each Way Aquila Volare (Geelong Race 6 No. 1) Unlucky last start and can atone here with John Allen in the saddle. Has always shown good promise to date
Our Cranbourne Horse Racing Tips for Thursday's meeting. Best Bets Tycoon Beau (Cranbourne Race 6 No. 8) Hard to not like the run of Tycoon Beau last start who circled the field and couldn't quite run don Chardon Burj who goes around at Doomben on Saturday in a stakes race so the form looks excellent. With even luck it will be very hard to hold out from the tricky draw and looks nicely weighted despite the rise in grade. $6.00 Each Way
Best Bets Our Rosehill Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature event is the Lord Mayors Cup (Race 7). Quintello (Rosehill Race 9 No. 13) With four wins and three places from eight starts, this mare from the Maher/Eustace stable has above average ability. She resumed from a spell with a 4 length win over 1200m at Mornington on 26 March, then chased hard to find the front and raced clear for a 2.9 length win on heavy going over 1400m at Randwick on 23 April.
Best Bets Our Flemington Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. The feature event is the Straight Six (race 7). Tuvalu (Flemington Race 8 No. 13) Tuvalu is a talented four year old gelding who was far too good first up on his home track at Warrnambool. His I’m Thunderstruck form from last prep reads very well for a race like this and I love that he rolls forward and makes his own luck up on speed. $2.70 Each Way Coolth (Flemington