This looks a good race for Murrami Express. He raced on speed first up at Flemington over 1200m and fought on well behind Squid Game who subsequently ran well in a strong race on New Years Day. He looks like he will appreciate the extra 100m in trip and gets the key booking of Jamie Kah. Hard to beat.
Yonce was sent out a heavily backed favourite on debut at Mornington after a series of impressive jump outs. After finding a good spot in the run she quickly put pay to her rivals on the turn. Liked her strength through the line which suggests the step to 1400m suits and she looks perfectly drawn in barrier 11 for the inform John Allan.
Rathlin is rated a $5 chance in early markets in race five. He was a touch unlucky first up at Moonee Valley but that was in a weaker race than this. He has plenty of weight to carry here and a poor winning strike rate. Prefer others.
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