Nicolini Vito’s performance fresh at 1200m was terrific and he looks very well placed to make it back to back wins here. The extra distance, fitness and map are all in his favour. My only query would be if the track was to reach the heavy range by jump time which at this stage looks unlikely.
Have always had plenty of time for this lightly raced five year old mare trained by Cindy Alderson. She was an eye catcher here first up over 1000m when rattling home to just miss Squid Game in a photo finish. Has jumped out very nicely in between runs and can settle much closer with a cleaner jump. The extra 100m in distance suits as does the booking of Mark Zahra. May just be better than these?
Was a narrow winner of the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield a fortnight ago. That was a solid performance but he started $7.50 in that and we are now being asked to take $2.60 in arguably a harder race which may not be run to suit. One of the chances but is not a betting proposition for me at the current quote.
Best Bets Our Devonport Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Boom Dot Com (Devonport Race 6 No. 3)/ Rebel Factor (Devonport Race 6 No. 5) Think this is a race in two, despite FREELANCER likely coming up short. I can’t have it. Keen to be with both BOOM DOT COM and REBEL FACTOR. BOOM DOT COM resumed in an unsuitable race on a wet deck at Launny and really found the line. Gets a 10L jockey switch here, and gets to a trip she relishes (~1400m). I
Best bet | Race 2 #5 Ice In Vancouver I’m surprised he’s not clear favourite here. There’s so many positives in his favour, most notably the fitness edge on his rivals and the super lightweight. Apprentice Angela Jones can get down to 52kg for this ride and it means he’ll carry 6kg less than main rivals Ef Troop and Racecourse Road. He comes here off two impressive wins to start his preparation and has only been defeated once from six starts at this 1000m sprint trip. In the small field
Our Tamworth Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Pliskova (Tamworth Race 3 No. 7) Pliskova will need luck from the draw but this race looks within reach. It hit the line really well on debut and brings the strongest last start rating of this field. The $6.00 is over the odds provided it can find a clear passage in the straight. $6.00 Each Way Lonely Power (Tamworth Race 4 No. 1) Lonely Power has good ability and just needs
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Group 3 Spring Stakes (race 7). Glacius (Morphettville Race 9 No. 4) This four-year-old Frosted gelding trained by Will Clarken has only had two starts. On debut he led throughout for a 1.6 length win over 1100m at Gawler on 20 July, then drifted back to 11th from his wide draw before running on late for 1.4 lengths 2nd over 1000m at Murray Bridge on 6 August. Gets a 3kg claim here