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 to beat.
Lomax(Morphettville Race 7 No. 3):
This five-year-old Host gelding trained by Bruce Potter at Strathalbyn has two wins and four places from 13 starts. He kept battling for 4.7 lengths 4th over 1400m at Murray Bridge on 7 August, then kept chasing gamely to grab the leader at the 50m and win by 1.5 lengths over 1550m at Morphettville Parks on 28 August. Racing well this campaign and looks a good each-way chance.
Larkham (Morphettville Race 4 No. 6):
This five-year-old Sidestep gelding trained by Ryan Balfour has three wins and four places from 10 starts and is the early favourite in this BM 68 handicap over 1050m. Last campaign he finished with a 1.7 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 20 March, then resumed after 24 weeks for 1.3 lengths 3rd over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 4 September. I expect him to place again, but not to win.
Best bet – Race 9 # 1 Cristal Breeze Keen on this 6yo who is third-up in a much easier race. He was entered for a race up here last week, but from memory they scratched because of a sticky draw. They haven’t fared any better here as they’ve come out with the widest barrier this time. However, the map reads ok as he can come across with likely leader Barney’s Law drawn just inside him. He could sit outside the lead or one-out, one-back. His form in Sydney just looks
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 16th October 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (race 9). Kapalua Sunset (Caulfield Race 4 No. 10) Three year old daughter of Tavistock who is trained by Danny O’Brien. She ran home strongly against the bias in a Geelong maiden on debut, then stepped to 1875m at Kyneton and bolted in by seven lengths in a high rating performance. Strips fitter again here, draws perfectly for Brett Prebble and will have no issues with a wet
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Western Empire (Ascot Race 8 No. 4) This four-year-old Iffraaj gelding trained by Grant & Alana Williams has five wins and four place from 10 starts. He was a 0.7 length winner of the Listed Melvista Stakes over 2200m at Ascot on 27 March, then a 0.8 length winner of the Group 2 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot on 10 April. Resumes from a 27 week spell and has won both trials. Looks well placed here
Best Bets Our Eagle Farm Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Irish Sequel (Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 2) This six-year-old Invincible Spirit gelding trained by Chris Waller has three wins and four places from 16 starts. He fought on for 1.5 lengths 5th over 1800m at Gold Coast on 18 September, then took over at the 100m and won by 1.25 lengths over 2030m on a soft track at Doomben on 2 October. Jim Byrne sticks with him and he is the leading hope. $2.40