Lord Vladivostok (Morphettville Race 2 No. 1)
This four-year-old Tavistock gelding trained by Michael Hickmott at Murray Bridge has five wins and three places from 13 starts. He was a 3.5 length winner over 1800m at Morphettville on 20 February, then got bumped at the 100m and finished 1.5, 0.3 length 3rd in the Listed C S Hayes Cup over 1600m at Morphettville on 8 March. He has won two of his four starts this campaign and looks the likely winner.
Lady Dunmore (Morphettville Race 9 No. 11):
This three-year-old Wandjina filly trained by Phillip Stokes has three wins and two places from her 11 starts. Following a narrow win at Werribee she settled well back before making ground then racing tight to finish 1.8 lengths 5th over 1100m at Sale on 28 March when she wasn’t fully tested. Last start she chased solidly for a 0.8 length win over 1200m at Morphettville on 10 April. This is a similar race and she looks a great each-way chance
In Good Health (Morphettville Race 5 No. 1):
This five-year-old Congrats mare is the early favourite in the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes for fillies and mares over 1600m. When resuming from a 16 week spell she didn’t get the clearest of runs when 3.6 lengths 8th in the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes over 1400m at Flemington on 27 February, then she took the lead but was headed at the 100m and finished 1.25 lengths 4th in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley on 19 March. She has had a six week let-up but others look better value.
The rail is in the true position. Bullock has been riding in terrific form and comes up with a strong card again. He looks the jockey to follow on a card full of favourites that are hard to beat. Best Bet Sardonyx (Scone Race 2 No.3 ) A key scratching comes out and leaves Sardonyx very hard to beat. Maps well, Bullock steers and gets the right race here. Hard to beat at goods still. $2.90 Best Each Way
Our Newcastle tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is in 5 metres. Heavy conditions expected so looking towards runners that are proven on wet tracks. Best Bet Dale (Newcastle Race 6 No. 2) No prizes for finding this runner but put in a solid effort on debut and drops miles in grade. In smartly at the weights here and with no jockey booked yet does look very hard to hold out in this thin maiden. $1.40 l
Our Nowra Tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The track is in the heavy range. The rail is true. Best Bet Deni Gal (Nowra Race 7 No. 4) None of these win out of turn but Deni Gal has good claims with a superb record at the track and a good record with Guymer steering. He has won twice from 6 goes aboard which is a very good sign given the horse is 3 wins from 22 starts. Hard to beat and maps
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the A+3 position. The feature is the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (race 7). The track should be Good with good weather forecast, and the first race is at 1 pm Hong Kong time which is 4 pm AEDT. Best Bet Gorgeous Win (Sha Tin Race 9 No. 3) Gorgeous Win has 2 wins and 2 places from his 4