Mugatoo (Randwick Race 8 No. 2)
This six-year-old gelding has won six of his eight Australian starts and has been dominant in each of his three wins this preparation. He won the Listed Winter Challenge by 0.8 length over 1500m at Rosehill on 25 July when resuming, then won the Group 3 Premiers Cup by 1.3 lengths over 1900m at Rosehill on 29 August. At his latest start he won the Group 3 Newcastle Cup by 1.54 lengths over 2300m at Newcastle on 18 September. This is toughest test but there seem to be no chinks in his armour and he looks the one to beat.
Handle The Truth (Randwick Race 9 No. 1):
This Star Witness gelding from Canberra resumes from a 15 week spell and has won four from six when fresh. He finished 4.3 lengths 6th in the Listed Bob Charley AO Stakes over 1100m at Randwick on 6 June , then was 1.3 lengths 2nd in the Winter Dash over 1200m at Randwick on 20 June. He has won both lead-up trials and is trained by Keith Dryden who has trained at Canberra for a very long time and doesn’t bring horses to Sydney unless he expects them to go well. He looks a nice each-way bet.
Hungry Heart (Randwick Race 5 No. 2):
This Frankel filly is the early favourite in the Group 1 Flight Stakes over 1400m. As a two-year-old she won the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes before 5th in the Golden Slipper. She has had two starts since resuming and has been beaten by Dame Giselle in both the Group 2 Furious Stakes over 1200m on 5 September and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes over 1400m on 19 September. I think that filly can beat her again here.
9 Laure Me In
11 Betcha Flying
12 Total Babe
1 Authentic Jewel
Our Moe Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is true. The best bet is in the opening race of the day and looks well placed. Best Bet Poppin' Champagne (Kyneton Race 1 No.14) Can land up on the speed and prove hard to beat. Likeable claims in this field and looks suited against this bunch. Hard to beat and the price is still worth it. $1.75 Best Each Way Virtucon (Moe Race
Our Pinjarra Scarpside Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There are 10 races and the rail is in the true position. The feature race is the $150,000 Pinjarra Classic (race 9). Best Bet Silver Back Jack (Pinjarra Scarpside Race 8 No. 1) Silver Back Jack won over 1800m at Ascot 2 starts back, then ran 2nd to a talented mare at his most recent start over 1675m. He'll appreciate the rise in trip and is the leading hope. $3.80
Our Launceston Horse Racing Tips for Sunday. The track is a Soft 5 and the rail is in the true position. The features are the Gold Sovereign Stakes (race 5) and Tasmanian Oaks over 2100m (race 7). As a general rule, runners who land in the front half of the field are suited at this track, with an advantage to those who find the inside lanes in the straight. Best Bet Wings Of Song (Launceston Race 7 No. 1) Made it 4 wins
Our Ballarat Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is out 1 metre from the 400m to the winning post and true for the remainder. The drop in class is ideal for the best bet who looks very well placed. Best Bet Altermatum (Ballarat Race 2 No.7) Chased home Hayasugi last start and that form has been franked again today. Looks very well placed in this company and should get a dream run from the draw. $2.70 is over the odds in