Keep Reading (Morphettville Race 4 No. 13)
This three-year-old Headwater gelding trained by Richard & Chantelle Jolly has two wins and two places from four starts. He edged clear late for a 0.6 length win over 1200m at Morphettville on 14 August, then raced greenly throughout and worked home well late for 0.8 length 2nd over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 6 November. Has won at this track twice and will be tough to beat.
Parsifal (Morphettville Race 8 No. 2):
This seven-year-old Darci Brahma gelding trained by Will Clarken has seven wins and seven places from 24 starts. At the end of last campaign he chased hard the entire straight for 0.7 length 2nd over 1200m at Moonee Valley on 23 October 2020. When resuming after a year he chased steadily for 3.5 lengths 4th in the Century Stakes over 1000m at Flemington on 4 November. Should improve from that run and looks a good each-way chance in the City Of Marion Stakes.
Sidearm (Morphettville Race 9 No. 6):
This four-year-old Smart Missile gelding trained by Will Clarken is the early favourite in this BM 60 Handicap over 1050m. At the end of last campaign he was trapped three wide with no cover before finishing 3.7 lengths 7th in the Wagga Guineas over 1600m on 7 May. After a 25 week spell he returned for 0.6 lengh 2nd over 1050m at Morphettville on 30 October. Has only wonone of his 14 races and others offer better value.
Best Bets Our Warwick Farm Horse Racing Tips for Wednesdays meeting. This'llbetheone (Warwick Farm Race 4 No. 5): This three-year-old Exceed And Excel gelding trained by John O'Shea is unbeaten in two starts. On debut he fought on well for a 0.1 length win over 1400m at Kembla Grange on 2 November, then led throughout and fought on well for a 0.3 length win over 1500m at Hawkesbury on 18 November. James McDonald sticks with him and he will be hard to best. $2.30
Best Bets Our Geelong Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Sugar Pop (Geelong Race 3 No. 9) Three year old daughter of Vanbrugh. Her Mornington debut at the end of October was excellent, getting back and working home strongly over the 1200m. Will derive good benefit from that effort and I like Brett Prebble going on here from the good gate. This is no harder. $2.60 Each Way Zooming Zebra (Geelong Race 7 No. 6): Russell Osbourne’s mare Zooming Zebra is
Best Bets Our Gold Coast Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Tamilaide (Gold Coast Race 5 No. 5) This four-year-old Adelaide gelding trained by Les Kelly has three wins and four places from seven starts and won his only previous start at this track. He was a 1.4 length winner of the Grafton Guineas over 1600m at Grafton on 7 July, then fought hard but couldn't run down the leader and finished 0.2 lengths 2nd over 1615m at Doomben on 24 July. Resumes from an 18 week
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Feature races are the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (race 8) and JRA Trophy (race 7). Midnight Blue (Ascot Race 7 No. 4) This five-year-old So You Think gelding trained by Grant & Alana Williams has four wins and seven places from 16 starts. When resuming after 43 weeks he was blocked to the 150m then passed a few late for 3.3 lengths 4th over 1800m at Ascot on 30 October, then took over at the 125m and