Hinged (Doomben Race 1 No. 1)
This two-year-old Worthy Cause filly trained by Michael Nolan at Toowoomba has four wins and two places from six starts. She began well and led narrowly and despite hanging in she drew away late for a 1.3 length win over 1350m at Ipswich on 2 July, then she hit the front and hung in the final 300m but held on for a 0.5 length win over 1350m at Doomben on 10 July. Looking for a hat-trick here and the 3kg claim will help. Leading contender.
Honorable Spirit (Doomben Race 5 No. 8):
This four-year-old Charm Spirit gelding trained by John Smerdon has four wins and four places from 19 starts. He fought hard but was no match in the final 125m and finished, 4.3 lengths 3rd over 1650m at Toowoomba on 19 June, then took over in the straight and bolted in for a 3 length win over 1800m at the Gold Coast on 17 July. On a seven day back-up and with a 3kg claim looks a good each-way chance here.
East Asia (Doomben Race 8 No. 3):
This four-year-old Swiss Ace mare is the early favourite in this Fillies & Mares Class 6 Handicap over 1350m. She settled well back in the field then was held-up at the 200m but ran down the leader when clear for a 0.4 length win over 1350m at Doomben on 23 June. Last start she reared as the gates opened and was slowly away but ran on well for a 0.5 length win over 1400m at Sunshine Coast on 11 July. She is up against tougher opposition here and is up in weight.
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