The Bopper (Rosehill Race 7 No. 2)
This four-year-old Nicconi gelding trained by Kris Lees has four wins and one place from eight starts. At the end of last campaign he finished 1.4 lengths 4th in the Inglis Dash over 1100m at Flemington on 27 February then was spelled for 42 weeks. He trialled well before resuming for a 1.2 length win over 1000m at Randwick on 18 December with the best last 800m race sectional. Looks to have come back well and can handle a soft track. Should win.
Evening Bride (Rosehill Race 4 No. 10):
This four-year-old Bull Point mare trained by Edward Cummings has three wins and one place from six starts. On resuming from a 47 week spell she came from the back of the field to power home for a 1.5 length win over 1000m at Goulburn on 17 December, then chased hard to find the front at the 100m and kept going for a 1.1 length win over 1200m at Gosford on 31 December. This is harder but she is down in the weights, drawn well and looks a nice each-way bet.
Fashchanel (Rosehill Race 8 No. 1):
This five-year-old I Am Invincible mare trained by John O’Shea is the early favourite in this 3YO & Up BM 78 Handicap over 1350m. She kept chasing for 1.3 lengths 6th over 1350m at Rosehill on 4 December, then led all the way for a 1.7 length win in a fillies & mares handicap over 1400m at Randwick on 18 December. Topweight here but gets a 2kg claim that will help but doesn’t seem to do her best at Rosehill and offers no value.
Best Bets Our Launceston Racing Tips for Wednesdays meeting. Neutralize (Launceston Race 5 No. 9) It’s been seven races for a win and four places for this three-year-old Rubick filly trained by Scott Brunton. Resuming from an 18 week spell she finished 3 lengths 2nd over 1009m on the Devonport Tapeta Synthetic on 3 December, then got to the lead early and stayed there for a 2 length win over 1100m at Devonport on 19 December. Drawn perfectly in barrier 1 she has good early speed and
Best Bets Our Oakbank Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Muffla (Oakbank Race 6 No. 5) With four minor placings from his last four starts this four-year-old Free Eagle gelding trained by Peter Blanch is ready for a win. He came from last to work home nicely for 1.6 lengths 3rd over 2050m at Strathalbyn on 29 December, then ran a similar race to finish 0.4 length 2nd over 2150m at Oakbank on 12 January. On a seven day back-up and down a little in distance. Serious player.
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Sketta (Belmont Race 7 No. 4) This four-year-old Thorn Dancer mare trained by Fred Kersley has two wins and a place from five starts. She kept coming gamely for 0.3 length 2nd over 1000m at Belmont on 17 July with a good final 400m sectional, then petered out for 2.6 lengths 4th over 1200m at Belmont on 31 July. Resumes from a 24 week spell and won first-up last campaign. Will take a power of beating. $2.70
Best Bets Our Ipswich Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Capri Of Tuffy (Ipswich Race 8 No. 4) Capri of Tuffy is looking for a hat-trick after winning her last two starts. This five-year-old Zoffany mare trained by Robert Heathcote has three wins and 10 places from 24 starts. She took over coming in to the straight and bolted away for a 2.3 length win over 1350m at Ipswich on 15 December, then settled in the back half of the field before running on best for a