Reflect The Stars (Morphettville Race 1 No. 3)
This six-year-old Starspangledbanner mare trained by Danny O’Brien has three wins and 11 places from 27 starts. She chased solidly for 2.7 lengths 2nd over 2500m at Moonee valley on 21 August, then got close when 0.5 length 3rd over 2400m at Sandown Lakeside on 1 September. Has placed at her last three starts in Melbourne and should win here.
Lohn Ranger(Morphettville Race 7 No. 3):
This six-year-old O’lonhro gelding trained by John Macmillan has three wins and seven places from 17 starts. He kept battling gamely for 0.7 length 3rd over 1000m at Murray Bridge on 7 August, then kept kicking gamely to lead all the way for a 0.8 length win over 1050m at Morphettville on 21 August. Likely to race on the speed and looks an excellent each-way chance.
Hinchpin (Morphettville Race 4 No. 4):
This five-year-old Hinchinbrook gelding trained by Tony & Calvin McEvoy has one win and five places from nine starts and is the early favourite in this BM 68 handicap over 1600m. He worked home solidly for 3.4 lengths 2nd over 1400m at Murray Bridge on 7 August, then drove hard for 0.1 length 2nd over 1400m at Morphettville Parks on 28 August. I expect him to place again, but not to win.
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 Bet | Race 8 #2 Morethannumberone Must be with this progressive 5yo trained at the Gold Coast track by the shrewd Michael Costa. He was electric winning last start at this track and really should be unbeaten from three starts this campaign. Instead, he’s won two from three, with the blemish coming when caught wide two starts back at Doomben. The form out of that race looks good now with Lasting Kiss continuing to win. He has a wide gate here but there’s not a lot of speed and Andrew Mallyon
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