I have been following Dunalley for quite some time and this looks like smart placement by the stable to get the maiden out of the way. Joe Bowditch comes for a few rides and this looks like one of the standouts. Its form really does look to trump what it comes against in this field and ratings are superior to the rest. The draw is tricky but if Dunalley can get some cover or a suitable run in transit it looks a class above this bunch.
Happy to take Halo Warrior at the price. It didn’t see out the trip the last run but I have a big opinion of this one and it can certainly be in the finish here launching from the good draw. The main knock is the third up record reads 1 placing from 3 attempts but 1/1 with Miller aboard and 2 from 4 at the track is certainly a good push and it has great claims at the $9.00 each way.
This is the toughest race of the day and luck in running will be crucial. Delacour will need to jump from barrier 10 in a race with plenty of speed. It is going along well but yet to win at this distance and does look a little under the odds in a very open race.
The rail is in the true position. Bullock has been riding in terrific form and comes up with a strong card again. He looks the jockey to follow on a card full of favourites that are hard to beat. Best Bet Sardonyx (Scone Race 2 No.3 ) A key scratching comes out and leaves Sardonyx very hard to beat. Maps well, Bullock steers and gets the right race here. Hard to beat at goods still. $2.90 Best Each Way
Our Newcastle tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is in 5 metres. Heavy conditions expected so looking towards runners that are proven on wet tracks. Best Bet Dale (Newcastle Race 6 No. 2) No prizes for finding this runner but put in a solid effort on debut and drops miles in grade. In smartly at the weights here and with no jockey booked yet does look very hard to hold out in this thin maiden. $1.40 l
Our Nowra Tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The track is in the heavy range. The rail is true. Best Bet Deni Gal (Nowra Race 7 No. 4) None of these win out of turn but Deni Gal has good claims with a superb record at the track and a good record with Guymer steering. He has won twice from 6 goes aboard which is a very good sign given the horse is 3 wins from 22 starts. Hard to beat and maps
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the A+3 position. The feature is the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (race 7). The track should be Good with good weather forecast, and the first race is at 1 pm Hong Kong time which is 4 pm AEDT. Best Bet Gorgeous Win (Sha Tin Race 9 No. 3) Gorgeous Win has 2 wins and 2 places from his 4