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 win over 900m at Scone on 12 August, then he crossed over to lead on the rails and held on for a 0.9 length win over 1007m at Taree on 27 August. A very speedy youngster who should be hard to beat over the 900m sprint.
Bring The Ransom (Newcastle Race 6 No. 3):
This five-year-old Sebring mare trained by Bjorn Baker has six wins and three places from her 21 starts. She kept chasing to prevail in the final stages to win by 0.2 length over 1400m at Kembla Grange on 14 August with the best last 400m race sectional, then she kept chasing for 0.2 lengths 2nd in the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes over 1350m at Wyong on 3 September. Goes well on softer going and looks a nice each-way bet.
Silhouette (Newcastle Race 1 No. 4):
This four-year-old Teofilo mare trained by James Cummings has one win and three places from 10 starts and is the early favourite in this 3Y&4YO BM 68 handicap over 1600m. She came from well back in the field for 1.4 lengths 2nd over 1250m at Kensington on 18 August, with the best overall race sectionals, then was looking for a run on straightening and got clear at the 150m to finish 2.5 lengths 6th over 1300m at Kensington on 1 September. Doesn’t win out of turn and doesn’t offer value at the short price.
Best bet – Race 9 # 1 Cristal Breeze Keen on this 6yo who is third-up in a much easier race. He was entered for a race up here last week, but from memory they scratched because of a sticky draw. They haven’t fared any better here as they’ve come out with the widest barrier this time. However, the map reads ok as he can come across with likely leader Barney’s Law drawn just inside him. He could sit outside the lead or one-out, one-back. His form in Sydney just looks
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 16th October 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (race 9). Kapalua Sunset (Caulfield Race 4 No. 10) Three year old daughter of Tavistock who is trained by Danny O’Brien. She ran home strongly against the bias in a Geelong maiden on debut, then stepped to 1875m at Kyneton and bolted in by seven lengths in a high rating performance. Strips fitter again here, draws perfectly for Brett Prebble and will have no issues with a wet
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Western Empire (Ascot Race 8 No. 4) This four-year-old Iffraaj gelding trained by Grant & Alana Williams has five wins and four place from 10 starts. He was a 0.7 length winner of the Listed Melvista Stakes over 2200m at Ascot on 27 March, then a 0.8 length winner of the Group 2 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot on 10 April. Resumes from a 27 week spell and has won both trials. Looks well placed here
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Squizzy Mizzy (Morphettville Race 7 No. 6) This four-year-old Squamosa mare trained by Phillip Stokes has one win and two places from five starts. At the end of last campaign she battled away evenly for 2.3 lengths 4th over 1000m at Morphettville on 8 May before a 21 week spell. She resumed for a good 1.7 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks and looks ready to go on with the job. $4.00