If you’re heading for Canberra races today don’t forget to congratulate bookmaker Roger Norton for being recognised for his contribution to racing with a race in Sydney named after him last Saturday.
Miss Ostend (Canberra Race 7 No. 5)
This three-year-old Zoustar filly trained by Norm Gardner won once this preparation at Wagga three runs back and finished 2.1 lengths 2nd over 1200m at Gosford last start on 9 June. She gets a 2kg claim, has won here before and handles soft going. Looks ready to win again.
Drummin (Canberra Race 6 No. 7)
Lee & Cherie Curtis train this four-year-old Robick mare who has one win and 10 places from 15 starts. She won her maiden at Canberra back in March and has placed 5 out of 6 on soft going. Perfectly drawn she looks a great each-way bet with that high place rate.
Best Bets Our Balaklava Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Covered Call (Balaklava Race 4 No. 1) This four-year-old Adelaide gelding resumed from a spell for 4.3 lengths 5th over 1200m at Murray Bridge where he worked home late, then started favourite but was overpowered in the final 50m for 1.3 lengths 2nd over 1400m at Murray Bridge on 13 June. He is third-up, fitter and ready to break his maiden status. $2.70 Each Way Vivaldi's Quest (Balaklava Race 9 No. 17)
Best Bets Our Horse Racing Tips for the 29th of June. Ghostwriter (Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 5) Ghostwriter strikes the right race and should prove hard to beat. It was heavily tried last start and should be extremely suited by the rail out. Expect an aggressive ride early and it will be hard to run down. $4.80 Each Way Hettinger (Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 5) Hettinger presents good value at the $12.00 mark. It put in a solid run
Best Bet Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. You can find all of Josh Reed's articles by clicking here. Platinum Class | (Belmont Race 2 No.9) This is a very thin maiden race and I reckon this unraced War Chant filly is worth the bet. Her trials have been good and they have been patient with her, so I think she is ready to put her best foot forward in her debut. She has drawn nicely, and has Chris Parnham aboard, so all going well,
Best Bet Our Happy Valley Horse Racing Tips for Tuesday's meeting. You can find all of Josh Reed's articles by clicking here. Dragon Kingdom | (Happy Valley Race 4 No.8) Happy to side with this Holy Roman Emperor gelding who has had a consistent preparation thus far. He was over-run late in the race last start to finish within a length in third and the form from that race has already been franked with Bundle of Charm winning comprehensively on the weekend. He has drawn ideally in