Pearl Roan (Wyong Race 8 No. 4):
This six-year-old The Factor mare trained by Steve Hodge at Newcastle has five wins and six places from 22 starts. She chased solidly for 1.5 lengths 4th in the Bengalla Cup over 1280m at Muswellbrook on 31 July, then led most of the way for a dominant 2 length win over 1200m at Newcastle on 11 August. She has been going well this campaign and will be hard to beat.
Charleise (Wyong Race 6 No. 2):
This five-year-old Foxwedge mare trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace has five wins and eight places from 19 starts. She ran on best for a 0.2 length win in the Listed Spear Chief Handicap over 1500m at Eagle Farm on 5 June, then ran on for 0.8 length 2nd in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap over 1400m at Sunshine Coast on 11 July. Has drawn the inside barrier and has won three from eight this campaign. Looks a great each-way bet.
Ruinart (Wyong Race 2 No. 11):
This three-year-old Hallowed Crown filly trained by John O’Shea is the early favourite in this maiden handicap over 1200m. At her only start she started favourite and only battled in the straight for 6.5 lengths 8th in a 2YO maiden at Canterbury Park on 8 January. She resumes after 34 weeks on the back of three trials, but offers no value at the short price.
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 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
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Listed W H Wylie Handicap (race 8). Melody Man (Morphettville Race 6 No. 6) This five-year-old Fiorente gelding trained by Jake Stephens at Victor Harbor has three wins and four places from nine starts. He came clear in the final 100m to win by 2.8 lengths over 1600m at Morphettville on 21 August, then won by a solid 3.2 length margin over 1950m at Morphettviille Parks on 4 September. Should be hard