This four year old Toronado gelding trained by Team Hawkes has five wins and four places from 11 starts. He charged through a tight split with William Pike riding to go clear for a 2.5 length win in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley on 19 March, then was looking for a run straightening and was held up from the 300 to 200m before finishing 2 lengths 2nd in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 10 April with the best last 800m race sectional of the day at distance. He is ready for the 1400m and should win.
This five-year-old Lonhro gelding trained by James Cummings has seven wins and five places from 19 starts. He raced keenly in the middle stages and was well back straightening to finish 4.1 lengths 6th in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 13 February, then ran on strongly from well back for 1.3, 0.2 lengths 3rd in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill on 3 April. He goes well at Randwick and looks a good each-way bet.
Zaaki (Randwick Race 4 No. 1):
This six-year-old imported gelding trained by Annabel Neasham has 4 wins in the UK between 1600m and 1750m. At his last UK start he finished 7.8 lengths last of 7 over 1609m at Sandown Park on 16 September. At his first Australian start he chased hard when switched inside runners at the 200m to finish 3.4 lengths 6th in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile over 1600m on 10 April where he had the best last 200m race sectional of the day at distance. He has won one of four second-up starts and I am prepared to risk him here at the short price.
11 Ahead Start
7 Katgully Red
5 I Say Hello
1 Lion’s Roar
3 High Supremacy
Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday’s meeting. Key Comments There are a massive 12 races as Sunday's meeting was abandoned due to extreme heat and 5 races from then were added to today's program. The feature race is the $125,000 Challenge Stakes (race 10). The track is Soft and the rail is +12 metres for the entire circuit. Best Bet Just Famous (Ascot Race 3 No. 4) Just Famous has placed at 2 of his 3 starts. Last start he put up a
Our Sandown Lakeside Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday’s meeting. Key Comments Keen on the best bet who is in the first race of the day and looks very hard to beat. Best Bet Quickster (Sandown Lakeside Race 1 No. 9) Good way to kick the day off with a winner. I tipped Quickster at the start of last prep and it should have won when flying home late. Suited kicking off at the 1200 and looks terribly hard to beat. $1.75
Our Ipswich Horse Racing Tips for the 21st of February. Key Comments The rail is in 6.5 metres. Those on speed will be suited and the best bet is saved until the last race of the day. Best Bet To Wish (Ipswich Race 6 No. 5) Hard to beat from barrier 2 with Orman steering. This race suits and has been well tried in early doors. Good price and suitable target, the stable are having a brilliant run. $1.90
Our Strathalbyn Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Key Comments The track is currently rated a Good 4 and the rail remains in the true position. Best Bet Under The Cone (Strathalbyn Race 1 No. 7) Under The Cone has 2 placings from his 3 starts. He was beaten in a photo finish at Murray Bridge when stepping up to this trip a fortnight ago and should be able to break his maiden status here. $1.75