Kalamon (Balaklava Race 7 No. 2)
This four-year-old Husson gelding has had 22 starts for four wins and four places and three of those wins were at this track and distance. He jumped awkwardly and drifted back before finishing 2.8 lengths 5th over 1540m at Morphettville on 20 February, then hit the lead at the 200m and kept going strongly for a 1.5 length win over 1600m at Balaklava on 28 February. This looks no stronger than last start and he can win again.
Trivago Girl (Balaklava Race 5 No. 6):
This four-year-old Stryker mare has two wins and one place from 12 starts. She worked home solidly for 1.2 lengths 2nd over 1360m at Kingscote on 18 February, then took over at the 100m and held off a late challenge for a 0.7 length win over 1360m at Kingscote on 20 February. She is going well at the moment and is worth an each-way wager.
Our Benevento (Balaklava Race 6 No. 4):
This six-year-old Helmet mare is the early favourite in this BM 54 handicap over 1200m. She was well-supported in the betting when 4.5 lengths 5th over 1200m at Naracoorte on 27 December, then she was sent out as favourite and led on the rails before being overpowered in the final 100m and finishing 1.7 lengths 4th over 1050m at Balaklava on 28 February. She hasn’t won over this distance in 15 attempts and I don’t expect that to change here.
10 Gaze Grise
5 Self Sufficient
4 Sea Witness
11 Saint Olga
12 Last Zerprise
8 Sweet Distraction
10 Race Against Time
5 Exalted Fire
12 Passing Phase
14 The Markle Sparkle
8 Maven Missile
1 Like A Heartbeat
3 Equus D’oro
2 Final Chance
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 Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Listed City Of Marion Stakes (race 8). 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
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