Our Murray Bridge Horse Racing Tips for the weekend.
Heka Express (Murray Bridge Race 1 No. 5)
In form mare who has won her last two starts. This five-year-old trained by G & N Searle & B Callanan has eight wins and six places from 28 starts. She drew clear for a 1.2 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 4 December, then settled well back in the field before taking over at the 200m and racing away for a 3.2 length win over 1000m at Murray Bridge at her first race at this track on 1 January. She can make it a hat-trick of wins here.
They Call Me Alvin (Murray Bridge Race 4 No. 3):
This three-year-old Zebedee gelding trained by Shane Oxlade has one win and two places from four starts and all his races have been at this track. At the end of his 2YO campaign he was held up from the 400-250m then winded right out in the straight to finish 9 lengths 7th over 1200m at Murray Bridge on 3 July before a 26 week spell. When resuming he dropped out to last approaching the turn, then worked home solidly for 2.6 lengths 2nd over 1000m at Murray Bridge on 1 January. The extra distance should suit and he looks a great each-way chance.
Designer Chef (Murray Bridge Race 5 No. 1):
This six-year-old Master of Design gelding trained by Mark Webb is the early favourite in this BM 82 Handicap over 2000m. He battled on steadily for 6.1 lengths 8th over 1400m at Flemington on 11 December, then ran on strongly to take over at the 100m for a length win over 1600m at Flemington on 1 January. First try at this distance and has a big weight. Looking to others,
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. Spin The Knife (Ascot Race 1 No. 1) Spin The Knife resumes in this 3YO Plate after a 15 week spell. In the Spring he won by 3.2 lengths over 1000m at Belmont on 25 September, then was picked off in the final stride for 0.1 length 2nd in the 3YO Classic over 1000m at Ascot on 9 October. Has won both his previous first-up starts and has a class edge. Rates very well and will be
Best Bets Our Gawler Racing Tips for the weekend. Victory Bandit (Gawler Race 5 No. 5) Sue & Jason Jaensch train this four-year old mare. She winded to the line when 3.2 lengths 6th over 2040m at Morphettville on 26 December, then battled away to gain the upper hand in the final 50m for a 0.7 length win on a soft track over 2106m at Gawler on 8 January.She seems to like this track and looks the leading hope. $3.20 Each Way
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Mix (Doomben Race 7 No. 3) With three wins from three starts this campaign, Lee Freedman is putting this four-year-old Medaglia d'Oro gelding in the right races. He was bumped at the start before going on to a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Gold Coast on soft going on 11 December, then led all the way for a lovely 2.5 length win over 1200m at Kilcoy on 13 January. Rates highly. $3.75
Best Bets Our Moonee Valley Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. In The Boat (Moonee Valley Race 8 No. 11) Lightly raced Lindsey Smith galloper with four wins and three placings from his seven career runs. He lead around Caulfield at a fast speed last start and offered a strong kick on the turn to fend off the smart Marine One with a good gap back to third. Maps to find the lead again here with just 55kg on his back after the claim. Think the Valley