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 Randwick Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature event is the Carrington Stakes (race 8). Toomuchtobear (Randwick Race 6 No. 4) Chris Waller has four runners in this BM 88 Handicap over 2000m and our top pick is this four-year-old Press Statement gelding with four wins and four places from nine starts. When resuming from a 14 week spell he won by 0.3 length over 1400m at Randwick on 18 December, then kept chasing for 0.7 length 2nd over 1550m at Kensington after
Best Bets Our Launceston Racing Tips for Wednesdays meeting. Neutralize (Launceston Race 5 No. 9) It’s been seven races for a win and four places for this three-year-old Rubick filly trained by Scott Brunton. Resuming from an 18 week spell she finished 3 lengths 2nd over 1009m on the Devonport Tapeta Synthetic on 3 December, then got to the lead early and stayed there for a 2 length win over 1100m at Devonport on 19 December. Drawn perfectly in barrier 1 she has good early speed and
Best Bets Our Oakbank Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Muffla (Oakbank Race 6 No. 5) With four minor placings from his last four starts this four-year-old Free Eagle gelding trained by Peter Blanch is ready for a win. He came from last to work home nicely for 1.6 lengths 3rd over 2050m at Strathalbyn on 29 December, then ran a similar race to finish 0.4 length 2nd over 2150m at Oakbank on 12 January. On a seven day back-up and down a little in distance. Serious player.
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Sketta (Belmont Race 7 No. 4) This four-year-old Thorn Dancer mare trained by Fred Kersley has two wins and a place from five starts. She kept coming gamely for 0.3 length 2nd over 1000m at Belmont on 17 July with a good final 400m sectional, then petered out for 2.6 lengths 4th over 1200m at Belmont on 31 July. Resumes from a 24 week spell and won first-up last campaign. Will take a power of beating. $2.70