Eloquently (Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 1)
This three-year-old Poet’s Voice filly trained by Steve Tregea at Toowoomba has five wins and a place from eight starts. She hit the front at the 150m and won by 0.4 length over 1000m at Sunshine Coast on 11 July, then ran down the leader in the final stages to win by 2.25 lengths over 1050m at Doomben on 24 July. She is absolutely flying and will be very hard to beat.
Gdansk (Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 4):
This three-year-old Dissident gelding trained by Toby & Trent Edmonds has two wins and four places from 10 starts. He was tightened at the start and lost ground then ran on for 0.4 length 2nd over 1200m at Gold Coast on 12 June, then hung out in the final stages for a close 2nd over 1400m at Gold Coast on 26 June. Gets the winkers on for the first time and looks a good each-way proposition.
Matowi (Eagle Farm Race 8 No. 6):
This five-year-old Ocean Park gelding trained by Chris Waller is the early favourite in the James Squire Open handicap over 1400m. At the end of last campaign he was galloped on and finished 4.9 lengths 10th in the Tatts Members Cup over 1600m at Sunshine Coast on 27 February. Resuming after 20 weeks he ran on to just miss for a narrow 2nd over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 17 July and protested unsuccessfully, He has not won in five second-up starts and I don’t think he will win here.
Best Bets Our Kalgoorlie Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Staralign (Kalgoorlie Race 6 No. 4) This six-year-old Universal Ruler gelding trained by Peter Fernie has seven wins and 12 places from 28 starts. He led early but faded in the run to the line and finished 12.9 lengths 13th over 2200m at Belmont on 26 June then had a 10 week let-up. On resuming he was held-up badly from the 400m to 100m and finished 1.9 lengths 2nd. Is a track specialist with five wins and five
Best Bets Our Newcastle Horse Racing Tips for Fridays meeting. Feature races are the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (race 7), Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (race 6) and Group 3 Cameron Handicap (race 8). Capital Reign (Newcastle Race 4 No. 4) This three-year-old Capitalist gelding trained by Gary Portelli has three wins and a place from four starts. He showed good speed to lead and was challenged soon after straightening but found another gear in the last 200m and sprinted clear for a soft all the way
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Kaptain Kaos (Belmont Race 2 No. 2) This four-year-old Demerit gelding trained by Michael Grantham has five wins and three places from nine starts. When resuming after 15 weeks he charged ahead late for a 0.3 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 7 August, then arrived late for a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 28 August. The extra 200m should suit and he should be hard to beat. $1.90
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Listed W H Wylie Handicap (race 8). Melody Man (Morphettville Race 6 No. 6) This five-year-old Fiorente gelding trained by Jake Stephens at Victor Harbor has three wins and four places from nine starts. He came clear in the final 100m to win by 2.8 lengths over 1600m at Morphettville on 21 August, then won by a solid 3.2 length margin over 1950m at Morphettviille Parks on 4 September. Should be hard