All Banter (Morphettville Parks Race 2 No. 2)
This four-year-old I’m All the Talk mare trained by Richard & Chantelle Jolly has four wins and a place from seven starts, with two wins at this track and distance combination. She fought hard to hang on for a narrow win in the Listed W.J. Adams Stakes over 1000m at Caulfield on 26 January, then chased steadily for 2.45 lengths 5th in the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap over 1000m at Flemington on 27 February. Resumes after 31 weeks and won a recent Morphettville trial. She will be very hard to beat.
Lord Vladivostock (Morphettville Parks Race 7 No. 1):
This five-year-old Tavistock gelding trained by Michael Hickmott has six wins and four places from 15 starts. He peaked in the final 100m for 0.4 length 3rd over 1600m at Morphettville on 1 May, then chased solidly to gather in the leader late for a 0.3 length win in the Group 3 R A Lee Stakes over 1600m at Morphettville on 15 May. Resumes from a 20 week spell and looks a nice each-way bet.
Totally Discreet (Morphettville Parks Race 3 No. 11):
This three-year-old Territories filly trained by Phillip Stokes is the early favourite in this 3YO & up Maiden Plate over 1000m. She has only had one start where she raced keen early before steadily weakening to finish 3.9 lengths 6th in the Listed Without Fear Stakes over 1050m at Morphettville on 1 May. She hasn’t started for 22 weeks but won a recent trial. Offers no value at the current price,
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