Taunting (Morphettville Parks Race 9 No. 8)
This three-year-old Brazen Beau colt trained by Michael Hickmott at Murray Bridge has two wins and a place from three starts. He started favourite and drew clear over the final 250m for a 2.1 length win on heavy going over 1100m at Morphettville on 26 June, then drew clear for a solid 2.8 length win over 1100m at Gawler on 10 July. Returns from an eight week let-up and has won a recent trial at Murray Bridge. Will be hard to hold out.
Free Wilma (Morphettville Parks Race 8 No. 10):
This four-year-old Nicconi mare trained by Richard & Chantelle Jolly has one win and five places from eight starts. She chased solidly and came out very wide to claim the leader late for a 0.5 length win over 1050m at Balaklava on 28 July, then joined in at the 200m but was unable to go with the winner in the final 50m and finished 0.6 length 2nd over 1100m at Gawler on 18 August. She looks a good each-way bet.
Unfair Dismissal (Morphettville Parks Race 7 No. 1):
This six-year-old All Too Hard gelding trained by David Noonan at Cranbourne has five wins and 10 places from 41 starts and is the early favourite in this BM 60 handicap over 1550m. He finished 7.9 lengths 8th of 14 in a BM 64 over 1600m at Sandown Lakeside on 1 August, then chased solidly the entire straight for 2 lengths 4th over 1600m at Sandown Lakeside on 25 August. Has won twice at this track in the past, but even with the 3kg claim others look better value.
Best Bets Our Kalgoorlie Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Staralign (Kalgoorlie Race 6 No. 4) This six-year-old Universal Ruler gelding trained by Peter Fernie has seven wins and 12 places from 28 starts. He led early but faded in the run to the line and finished 12.9 lengths 13th over 2200m at Belmont on 26 June then had a 10 week let-up. On resuming he was held-up badly from the 400m to 100m and finished 1.9 lengths 2nd. Is a track specialist with five wins and five
Best Bet | Race 8 #2 Morethannumberone Must be with this progressive 5yo trained at the Gold Coast track by the shrewd Michael Costa. He was electric winning last start at this track and really should be unbeaten from three starts this campaign. Instead, he’s won two from three, with the blemish coming when caught wide two starts back at Doomben. The form out of that race looks good now with Lasting Kiss continuing to win. He has a wide gate here but there’s not a lot of speed and Andrew Mallyon
Best Bets Our Newcastle Horse Racing Tips for Fridays meeting. Feature races are the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (race 7), Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (race 6) and Group 3 Cameron Handicap (race 8). Capital Reign (Newcastle Race 4 No. 4) This three-year-old Capitalist gelding trained by Gary Portelli has three wins and a place from four starts. He showed good speed to lead and was challenged soon after straightening but found another gear in the last 200m and sprinted clear for a soft all the way
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Kaptain Kaos (Belmont Race 2 No. 2) This four-year-old Demerit gelding trained by Michael Grantham has five wins and three places from nine starts. When resuming after 15 weeks he charged ahead late for a 0.3 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 7 August, then arrived late for a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 28 August. The extra 200m should suit and he should be hard to beat. $1.90