Toomuchtobear (Randwick Race 6 No. 4)
Chris Waller has four runners in this BM 88 Handicap over 2000m and our top pick is this four-year-old Press Statement gelding with four wins and four places from nine starts. When resuming from a 14 week spell he won by 0.3 length over 1400m at Randwick on 18 December, then kept chasing for 0.7 length 2nd over 1550m at Kensington after racing too keen early. Up in distance and with barrier 1 he is the leading hope.
Special Reward (Randwick Race 8 No. 1):
This six-year-old Demerit gelding trained by Kris Lees has nine wins and five places from 28 starts. He chased hard to reach the front in the final stages for a 0.6 length win in the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap over 1200m at Randwick on 11 December, then was held up from the 300-100m and kept chasing when clear for 1,2 lengths 2nd in the Listed Christmas Classic over 1200m at Canterbury on 7 January. Goes well at Randwick and looks a good each-way chance.
Yiyi (Randwick Race 9 No. 5):
This four-year-old gelding from the Chris Waller stable is the early favourite in this BM 88 Handicap over 1600m. At the end of last campaign he reached the front at the 250m and kept going for a 1.7 lengths win over 2000m at Randwick on 9 October. When resuming he chased hard for 1.3 lengths 2nd over 1400m at Rosehill on 8 January with the best last 200m race sectional of the day at distance. The wide barrier is a concern and I’m prepared to risk him here.
Our Geelong Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Martha Lavinia (Geelong Race 4 No. 11) Building up to a win and strikes the perfect opportunity to get one on the board. Scratched from a race today and saved for this. Maps well and should take some holding out in this race. $5.50 Each Way Aquila Volare (Geelong Race 6 No. 1) Unlucky last start and can atone here with John Allen in the saddle. Has always shown good promise to date
Our Cranbourne Horse Racing Tips for Thursday's meeting. Best Bets Tycoon Beau (Cranbourne Race 6 No. 8) Hard to not like the run of Tycoon Beau last start who circled the field and couldn't quite run don Chardon Burj who goes around at Doomben on Saturday in a stakes race so the form looks excellent. With even luck it will be very hard to hold out from the tricky draw and looks nicely weighted despite the rise in grade. $6.00 Each Way
Best Bets Our Flemington Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. The feature event is the Straight Six (race 7). Tuvalu (Flemington Race 8 No. 13) Tuvalu is a talented four year old gelding who was far too good first up on his home track at Warrnambool. His I’m Thunderstruck form from last prep reads very well for a race like this and I love that he rolls forward and makes his own luck up on speed. $2.70 Each Way Coolth (Flemington
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for the 21st of May. The feature races of the day are the Bill Carter Stakes (race 3), Chief De Beers (race 4), Pam O'neill Stakes (race 5), BRC Sprint (race 6), Doomben Cup (race 7) and The Roses (race 8). The Catch (Doomben Race 1 No. 9) In quite an open card, The Catch sticks out as a good bet. It has returned in extremely good order, handles all conditions, maps well and brings in winning form which some of its