Shooting For Gold (Eagle Farm Race 2 No. 2)
This three-year-oldShooting To Win gelding trained by Steven O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted at Eagle Farm has five wins and two places from nine starts. At the end of last campaign he was caught wide early and winded late for 9.1 lengths 12th in the $2m Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400m at Gold Coast on 16 January before being sent to the spelling paddocks. Resuming after 23 weeks he won by 2 lengths over 1000m at Eagle Farm on 26 June. He has won 2 from 2 second-up and should be very hard to beat.
Explosive Quality (Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 14):
This four-year-old Shooting To Win mare trained by Gillian Heinrich has four wins and six places from 12 starts. She was far too good for the rest winning a Class 3 Handicap by 3.75 lengths over 1300m at Gold Coast on 24 April, then hit the front before fading for 2.5, 0.5 lengths 3rd over 1300m at Gold Coast on 29 May. Has had a seven week let-up and with her great strike-rate is worth an each-way bet.
Word for Word (Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 10):
This five-year-old So You Think mare trained by Chris Waller is the early favourite in this Class 3 Plate over 1400m. She battled on near the rail for 2.7 lengths 4th over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 3 April, then was 3rd on the home turn but winded for 5.65 lengths 8th over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 17 April where she was vetted and found sore in one leg. Resumes from a 13 week spell where she has drawn the outside barrier. With only three wins from 29 starts I’m prepared to risk her here.
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 18th September 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (race 8). Annavisto (Caulfield Race 6 No. 3) Super return here three weeks ago when second behind Turaath who subsequently bolted in at Group 3 level at Flemington last week. Strips fitter second up and maps in the perfect position from barrier five. Very hard to beat. $2.45 Each Way Bella Nipotina (Caulfield Race 9 No. 3) Bella Nipotina has
Best Bets Our Randwick Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The main feature is the Group 1 George Main Stakes (race 7).. Nature Strip (Randwick Race 8 No. 1): This seven-year-old Nicconi gelding trained by Chris Waller has 17 wins and five places from 31 starts, including six Group 1 wins. At the end of last campaign he was a 2 length winner of the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 1200m, then resumed after 21 weeks for an impressive 2.5 length win
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Pepper Assault (Belmont Race 5 No. 2) This four-year-old Sessions mare trained by Holly Taylor has won both of her starts. On debut she drove to the front at the 200m and held off a late challenge for a 0.5 length win over 1100m at Northam on 15 July, then took over at the 200m and was strong through the line for a 0.6 length win over 1000m at Northam on 29 July. Looks the testing material. $2.20
Best Bets Our Balaklava Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Morialta (Balaklava Race 7 No. 2) This four-year-old Jimmy Creed gelding trained by Stuart Padman at Murray Bridge has three wins and one place from eight starts. He finished 1.5 lengths 2nd over 1250m at Morphettville Parks on 30 July, then ran on strongly for a 3.4 length win over 1400m at Murray Bridge on 7 August. He has raced at Balaklava twice before and won both times. Should be hard to beat. $2.10