Quantum Mechanic is a winner of two races from her thirteen starts. She ran a solid fifth first up at Caulfield on December 16. Then last start at Flemington was badly held up at the back of a big field. Once clear she closed strongly to finish third. She looks set to peak here third up in a moderate race and with even luck is the one to beat.
Not a whole lot went right for this talented mare first up at Caulfield. There was good money around to suggest she was ready to run well, however she ended up in a terrible position back and wide. In the end she did a reasonable job to be beaten 3.6 lengths in a high rating race. With a clean jump she can settle closer in the run and make her presence felt.
This three year old gelding has come up as the early favourite in race six. He was an impressive debut maiden winner on heavy ground at Geelong. Then tackled a class 1 at Sandown on a good surface and appeared to have every chance when running third. He faces firm conditions again on Saturday and we are happy to risk him at the current odds.
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
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the A+3 position. The feature is the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (race 7). The track should be Good with good weather forecast, and the first race is at 1 pm Hong Kong time which is 4 pm AEDT. Best Bet Gorgeous Win (Sha Tin Race 9 No. 3) Gorgeous Win has 2 wins and 2 places from his 4