Royal Hale (Eagle Farm Race 1 No. 5)
This six-year-old Snitzel gelding trained by Tony Gollan has seven wins and four places from 21 starts. When resuming after 14 weeks he ran on without threatening for 2.7 lengths 4th over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 31 July, then hit the front at the 300m and drew away for a 1.25 length win over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 14 August. he likes this track and distance combination with two wins and a 2nd from four attempts, and should win again.
Avowal (Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 4):
This five-year-old Purrealist gelding trained by Lindsay Hatch at Toowoomba has four wins and four places from 13 starts. He led all the way to win by 2 lengths over 1400m at Eagle Farm on 4 August, then was run down late for 1.25 lengths 2nd over 1400m at Eagle Farm on 14 August where he was still well ahead of the 3rd horse. Looks a good each-way bet.
Ingear (Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 4):
This five-year-old Dissident mare trained by Tony Gollan is the early favourite in this BM 72 Handicap over 1200m. She led until headed at the 150m to finish 2.7 lengths 6th over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 3 April, then battled on for 1.9 lengths 6th over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 17 April. Returns from a 20 week break and generally goes well first-up, but others offer better value.
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