This four-year-old Swiss Ace mare trained by Brad Widdup has five wins and four places from 11 starts. She resumed from a spell for 0.8 length 2nd over 1100m at Hawkesbury on 30 April, then fought hard for 0.4 length 4th over 1100m at Randwick on heavy going on 28 May. Gets a 3 kg claim here and is beautifully placed.
This five-year-old Artie Schiller gelding trained by Terry Robinson has seven wins and eight places from 19 starts. He failed to handle the going when 7.5 lengths 13th in the Scone Cup on a heavy 9, then wound up from the 350m and stormed home down the outside for a 2 length win in the Octagonal Handicap over 1400m at Randwick on 28 May.Has won four of his fives tarts at Randwick and looks a great each-way chance.
This grey Stratum gelding is the early favourite in this BM 94 Handicap over 1300m. He led early but was winded late for 2.6 lengths 6th in the Luskin Star Stakes over 1300m at Scone on 14 May, then was gunned down in the final stride for 0.1 length 2nd in the At Sea Handicap over 1100m at Randwick on 28 May. Having his first race for trainer Sara Ryan and I’m prepared to risk him here.
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
Our Bendigo Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Best Bets Mafiore (Bendigo Race 1 No. 1) Knocking on the door and gets the perfect chance here. Has the wide draw to overcome but has plenty of ability and was unlucky to lose last start. Ready to win and the $2.20 appeals in a very winnable contest. $2.20 Each Way Lavish Thinker (Sale Race 4 No. 14) Lavish Thinker has a nice turn of foot and should be giving this race a
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
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