Quietly Discreet (Murray Bridge Race 3 No. 8)
This five-year-old Exceed And Excel mare trained by Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray has five wins and a place from 14 starts. At the end of last campaign she led narrowly on a strong tempo before dropping right out late for 15 lengths 6th over 1200m at Morphettville Parks, then was spelled for 17 weeks. She resumed with a 1.7 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 23 July and will appreciate the cut in the ground. Looks a big chance.
Stern Idol (Murray Bridge Race 2 No. 5)
This five-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace has four wins from 16 starts and has been going extremely well in hurdle races. He got to a big lead and bolted in for a 27 length win in a hurdle race over 3200m at Warrnambool on 3 July, then ran a similar race for a 15 length hurdle win over 3200m at Pakenham on 17 July. Going for a hat-trick and looks a great each-way chance on the flat.
Rapid Raiser (Murray Bridge Race 6 No. 4)
This seven-year-old Rebel Raider gelding is the early favourite in this BM 60 handicap over 1800m. He peeled out wide from the back half of the field and moved up to finish 2.9 lengths 3rd over 2100m at Gawler on 9 July, then took over at the 250m but was grabbed late for 0.2 length 2nd over 2000m at Mildura on 22 July. Has had three wins at this track but has never won beyond 1600m so I an prepared to risk him.
Best Bets Our Devonport Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Boom Dot Com (Devonport Race 6 No. 3)/ Rebel Factor (Devonport Race 6 No. 5) Think this is a race in two, despite FREELANCER likely coming up short. I can’t have it. Keen to be with both BOOM DOT COM and REBEL FACTOR. BOOM DOT COM resumed in an unsuitable race on a wet deck at Launny and really found the line. Gets a 10L jockey switch here, and gets to a trip she relishes (~1400m). I
Our Bendigo Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Best Bets Mafiore (Bendigo Race 1 No. 1) Knocking on the door and gets the perfect chance here. Has the wide draw to overcome but has plenty of ability and was unlucky to lose last start. Ready to win and the $2.20 appeals in a very winnable contest. $2.20 Each Way Lavish Thinker (Sale Race 4 No. 14) Lavish Thinker has a nice turn of foot and should be giving this race a
Best bet | Race 2 #5 Ice In Vancouver I’m surprised he’s not clear favourite here. There’s so many positives in his favour, most notably the fitness edge on his rivals and the super lightweight. Apprentice Angela Jones can get down to 52kg for this ride and it means he’ll carry 6kg less than main rivals Ef Troop and Racecourse Road. He comes here off two impressive wins to start his preparation and has only been defeated once from six starts at this 1000m sprint trip. In the small field
Our Tamworth Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Pliskova (Tamworth Race 3 No. 7) Pliskova will need luck from the draw but this race looks within reach. It hit the line really well on debut and brings the strongest last start rating of this field. The $6.00 is over the odds provided it can find a clear passage in the straight. $6.00 Each Way Lonely Power (Tamworth Race 4 No. 1) Lonely Power has good ability and just needs