Chicago Storm (Gawler Race 9 No. 9)
This three-year-old Trust in a Gust gelding trained by David Aldridge at Murray Bridge has a win and two places from four starts. He was a 4.7 length winner of a Maiden Plate over 1050m at Balaklava on 8 June, then led down the straight but was gathered in late for 0.5 length 2nd over 1200m at Morphettville on 25 June. Barend Vorster sticks with him and he looks the likely winner.
Unlaced (Gawler Race 5 No. 9):
This five-year-old Niagara mare trained by Michael Hickmott has six wins and two places from 22 starts. She lead all the way for a length win over 1550m at Morphettville Parks on 11 June, then was swamped in the final 100m for 2.3 lengths 5th over 1600m at Murray Bridge on 2 July. On a seven day back-up and with a 3kg claim, she looks a great each-way chance.
Exopipi (Gawler Race 2 No. 11):
This three-year-old Toronado filly is the early favourite in this Maiden Plate over 1200m. She debuted for 2.2 lengths 3rd over 1000m at Mildura on 29 May after being slowly away, then steadily improved to finish 4 lengths 3rd over 1200m at Gawler on 22 June when she started odds-on favourite. Has drawn barrier 16 and others look to have beter chances.
Our Bendigo Tips for Tuesday's meeting. Key Comments 9 race card. Expecting those on speed to be suited. The rail is out 3 metres and the best bet comes up a big price. Best Bet Doncic (Bendigo Race 4 No. 4) Nommed for Wednesday as well so may not be racing here. Looked to be full of running in a recent trial and found no room on debut. Drawn to find clean air here and strikes the right race. $8.50
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