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 Launceston Racing Tips for Wednesdays meeting. Neutralize (Launceston Race 5 No. 9) It’s been seven races for a win and four places for this three-year-old Rubick filly trained by Scott Brunton. Resuming from an 18 week spell she finished 3 lengths 2nd over 1009m on the Devonport Tapeta Synthetic on 3 December, then got to the lead early and stayed there for a 2 length win over 1100m at Devonport on 19 December. Drawn perfectly in barrier 1 she has good early speed and
Best Bets Our Oakbank Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Muffla (Oakbank Race 6 No. 5) With four minor placings from his last four starts this four-year-old Free Eagle gelding trained by Peter Blanch is ready for a win. He came from last to work home nicely for 1.6 lengths 3rd over 2050m at Strathalbyn on 29 December, then ran a similar race to finish 0.4 length 2nd over 2150m at Oakbank on 12 January. On a seven day back-up and down a little in distance. Serious player.
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Sketta (Belmont Race 7 No. 4) This four-year-old Thorn Dancer mare trained by Fred Kersley has two wins and a place from five starts. She kept coming gamely for 0.3 length 2nd over 1000m at Belmont on 17 July with a good final 400m sectional, then petered out for 2.6 lengths 4th over 1200m at Belmont on 31 July. Resumes from a 24 week spell and won first-up last campaign. Will take a power of beating. $2.70
Best Bets Our Ipswich Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Capri Of Tuffy (Ipswich Race 8 No. 4) Capri of Tuffy is looking for a hat-trick after winning her last two starts. This five-year-old Zoffany mare trained by Robert Heathcote has three wins and 10 places from 24 starts. She took over coming in to the straight and bolted away for a 2.3 length win over 1350m at Ipswich on 15 December, then settled in the back half of the field before running on best for a