Plein Ciel (Caulfield Race 4 No. 2)
This eight-year-old gelding trained by Danny O’Brien has a liking for Caulfield, with 4 wins and a place from 6 starts here. He chased hard to dead-heat for a win 4 lengths ahead of the third horse over 1600m at Moonee Valley on 13 June, then was outsprinted but chased steadily nearer to the inside for 4.5 lengths 4th in the Listed Winter Championship Final over 1600m at Flemington on 4 July. He has had a six week let-up and should be hard to beat on his favourite track.
Bless Her (Caulfield Race 3 No. 6):
This Street Boss mare has won all four of her starts this campaign for a career record of 4 wins and 3 places from 8 starts. She won two races at Sale then charged to the front at the 200m and finished strongly for a length win over 1000m at Sandown Hillside on heavy going on 24 June. Last start she took the lead inside the 150m and just held on for a 0.1 length win over 1100m at Caulfield on a heavy track. She is certainly worth an each-way bet at the current price.
Propelle (Caulfield Race 2 No. 8):
This Smart Missile mare is the early favourite in this 1000m BM78 handicap. She worked home strong for 3.4 lengths 4th over 1100m at Caulfield on 25 July in the best 600m and 400m sectionals of the day, then chased hard but couldn’t get near the winner when 3.5 lengths 2nd over 100om at Moonee Valley on 1 August. This is a similar race but others look better value.
1 Sovereign Award
6 Mrs O’malley
2 Moscow Red
3 Clean Acheeva
1 Mister Mogul
4 A Good Yarn
6 The Closer
4 She’s A Thief
6 Bless Her
1 Embrace Me
2 Our Campana
Our Pinjarra Scarpside Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There are 10 races and the rail is in the true position. The feature race is the $150,000 Pinjarra Classic (race 9). Best Bet Silver Back Jack (Pinjarra Scarpside Race 8 No. 1) Silver Back Jack won over 1800m at Ascot 2 starts back, then ran 2nd to a talented mare at his most recent start over 1675m. He'll appreciate the rise in trip and is the leading hope. $3.80
Our Launceston Horse Racing Tips for Sunday. The track is a Soft 5 and the rail is in the true position. The features are the Gold Sovereign Stakes (race 5) and Tasmanian Oaks over 2100m (race 7). As a general rule, runners who land in the front half of the field are suited at this track, with an advantage to those who find the inside lanes in the straight. Best Bet Wings Of Song (Launceston Race 7 No. 1) Made it 4 wins
Our Alice Springs Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. Key Comments The sand track is rated Good and the weather is fine. The rail is in the true position. Best Bet Don't Be Dramatic (Alice Springs Race 3 No. 2) He's raced 3 times for 2 wins and a 2nd. Last start he bolted in for a 4.3 length win over 1100m here and looks the good thing of the day. $1.55 Best
Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Saturday’s meeting. Key Comments The track is Good and the rail is +6 metre for the entire circuit. The feature race is the $125,000 Detonator Stakes (race 8). Best Bet Siren Assault (Ascot Race 2 No. 7) This filly led and beat all except the talented Golden Vale on debut then was sent for a spell. She resumes after 17 weeks on the back of 2 excellent trials. Has drawn well and should be hard to beat, $2.50