Molly Nails (Canberra Race 7 No. 3)
This four-year-old Tavistock mare trained by Matthew Dale resumes here after a 25 week break. She hung on for a narrow win over 1200m at Moruya on 3 January, then battled away for 1.6 lengths 4th over 1400m at Warwick Farm on 26 January where she bled and was banned for 3 months. She has excellent first-up statistics (2 wins and 2 places from 4 runs) and is good enough to win this.
Rafha’s Choice (Canberra Race 2 No. 3)
Nick Olive trains this eight-year-old I Am Invincible gelding who has been racing in Sydney. He led until the 200m and faded late to finish 4.6 lengths 4th over 1100m at Kensington on 15 June, then was never comfortable on the heavy 10 when 11 lengths 6th over 1100m at Warwick Farm on 13 July. Should race on the speed and looks a good each-way bet.
Euphrates Dream (Canberra Race 8 No. 1)
This three-year-old Pride of Dubai filly trained by Matthew Smith at Warwick Farm is the early favourite in this Class 1 Handicap over 1000m. She resumed from a spell for 2.3 lengths 6th over 1000m at Muswellbrook on 22 May, then kept chasing for 0.7 length 2nd over 1000m at Hawkesbury on 30 June. She has topweight of 59kg to carry and has drawn the widest barrier. Other runners offer better 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
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
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Group 3 Spring Stakes (race 7). Glacius (Morphettville Race 9 No. 4) This four-year-old Frosted gelding trained by Will Clarken has only had two starts. On debut he led throughout for a 1.6 length win over 1100m at Gawler on 20 July, then drifted back to 11th from his wide draw before running on late for 1.4 lengths 2nd over 1000m at Murray Bridge on 6 August. Gets a 3kg claim here