Nature Strip (Randwick Race 8 No. 1):
This seven-year-old Nicconi gelding trained by Chris Waller has 17 wins and five places from 31 starts, including six Group 1 wins. At the end of last campaign he was a 2 length winner of the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 1200m, then resumed after 21 weeks for an impressive 2.5 length win in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes over 1000m at Randwick on 4 September. Should be very hard to beat.
Mallory (Randwick Race 6 No. 4):
This three-year-old Not a Single Doubt filly trained by Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou has one win and three places from six starts. When she resumed from a 21 week spell for 1.8 lengths 5th in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 21 August she had a chequered passage and should have finished closer. She finished 0.8 lengths 3rd in the Group 2 Furious Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 4 September where she had restricted room in the last 75m. She has had bad luck at her last two starts and looks a nice each-way bet from barrier 1.
She’s Ideel (Randwick Race 9 No. 14):
This six-year-old Dundeel mare trained by Bjorn Baker is the early favourite in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m. When resuming from an 18 week spell she finished 0.3 lengths 3rd in the Group 1 Winx Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on 21 August, then she kept chasing from well back for 4.2 lengths 7th in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on 4 September. This is a strong field and others offer better value.
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