Think the feature race on the card sets up really well for the lightly raced four year old It’sourtime. He’s on the quick back up after a good third at Caulfield over 1100m last week. Gets back to 1200m and to the straight track where he excels and drops from 59.5kg to 54kg.
Tycoon Bec has three wins and a placing from six starts. She ran well first up at Geelong, was in the wrong part of the track second up at Pakenham, then got too far back last time but was really strong through the line. Should be close to peak fitness now fourth up and can settle much closer in the run here for Tatum Buller who takes 3kg off with her claim.
Victory Bay is currently rated a $4.6 chance in race two on the program. I thought she had every chance up on speed at Caulfield last start and the form around her debut win isn’t overly strong. Runs into some progressive three year olds here. Does keep Kah but I have to be against her at the current price.
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. Spin The Knife (Ascot Race 1 No. 1) Spin The Knife resumes in this 3YO Plate after a 15 week spell. In the Spring he won by 3.2 lengths over 1000m at Belmont on 25 September, then was picked off in the final stride for 0.1 length 2nd in the 3YO Classic over 1000m at Ascot on 9 October. Has won both his previous first-up starts and has a class edge. Rates very well and will be
Best Bets Our Gawler Racing Tips for the weekend. Victory Bandit (Gawler Race 5 No. 5) Sue & Jason Jaensch train this four-year old mare. She winded to the line when 3.2 lengths 6th over 2040m at Morphettville on 26 December, then battled away to gain the upper hand in the final 50m for a 0.7 length win on a soft track over 2106m at Gawler on 8 January.She seems to like this track and looks the leading hope. $3.20 Each Way
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Mix (Doomben Race 7 No. 3) With three wins from three starts this campaign, Lee Freedman is putting this four-year-old Medaglia d'Oro gelding in the right races. He was bumped at the start before going on to a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Gold Coast on soft going on 11 December, then led all the way for a lovely 2.5 length win over 1200m at Kilcoy on 13 January. Rates highly. $3.75
Best Bets Our Randwick Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature event is the Carrington Stakes (race 8). Toomuchtobear (Randwick Race 6 No. 4) Chris Waller has four runners in this BM 88 Handicap over 2000m and our top pick is this four-year-old Press Statement gelding with four wins and four places from nine starts. When resuming from a 14 week spell he won by 0.3 length over 1400m at Randwick on 18 December, then kept chasing for 0.7 length 2nd over 1550m at Kensington after