Danny O’Brien’s four year old mare Sugartown returns to the races after a six week let up. She has been close up at her last two runs in Saturday grade and was a winner at her only try at this distance. She is drawn well in barrier eight and looks well placed coming back to mid week level with Damian Lane in the saddle.
This former European galloper now under the care of Ciaron Maher & David Eustace at Caulfield makes his Australian debut over 1800m in the last race on the card. The speed he has displayed in his recent short course jump outs has been most impressive for a horse that has had his last four runs at 2400m and beyond. He looks set to run a big race fresh.
Adele Amour is the early favourite in the benchmark 70 for the three year old fillies over 1600m. She beat Barb Raider and El Patroness home here first up but had the track pattern heavily in her favour on that occasion. Fancy said horses can turn the tables on her here.
Best Bets Our Kalgoorlie Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Staralign (Kalgoorlie Race 6 No. 4) This six-year-old Universal Ruler gelding trained by Peter Fernie has seven wins and 12 places from 28 starts. He led early but faded in the run to the line and finished 12.9 lengths 13th over 2200m at Belmont on 26 June then had a 10 week let-up. On resuming he was held-up badly from the 400m to 100m and finished 1.9 lengths 2nd. Is a track specialist with five wins and five
Best Bet | Race 8 #2 Morethannumberone Must be with this progressive 5yo trained at the Gold Coast track by the shrewd Michael Costa. He was electric winning last start at this track and really should be unbeaten from three starts this campaign. Instead, he’s won two from three, with the blemish coming when caught wide two starts back at Doomben. The form out of that race looks good now with Lasting Kiss continuing to win. He has a wide gate here but there’s not a lot of speed and Andrew Mallyon
Best Bets Our Newcastle Horse Racing Tips for Fridays meeting. Feature races are the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (race 7), Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (race 6) and Group 3 Cameron Handicap (race 8). Capital Reign (Newcastle Race 4 No. 4) This three-year-old Capitalist gelding trained by Gary Portelli has three wins and a place from four starts. He showed good speed to lead and was challenged soon after straightening but found another gear in the last 200m and sprinted clear for a soft all the way
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Kaptain Kaos (Belmont Race 2 No. 2) This four-year-old Demerit gelding trained by Michael Grantham has five wins and three places from nine starts. When resuming after 15 weeks he charged ahead late for a 0.3 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 7 August, then arrived late for a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 28 August. The extra 200m should suit and he should be hard to beat. $1.90