Atishu (Randwick Race 10 No. 13):
This four-year-old Savabeel mare trained by Chris Waller has five wins and four places from 10 starts. At her first Australian start she ran on strongly to find the front at the 100m and kept going for an impressive 1.2 length win over 1400m at Randwick on 21 August. Prior to that she had won her previous four starts in New Zealnd over distances from 1400m to 2000m. Should be very hard to beat.
Tampering (Randwick Race 3 No. 6):
This five-year-old Pendragon gelding trained by Kerry Parker at Kembla Grange has five wins and five places from 24 starts. He chased hard to find the front at the 200m and held on for a 0.2 length win over 1400m at Kembla Grange on 5 August, then he was a narrow leader straightening and fought on for a 0.4 length win over 1600m at Randwick on 21 August. Has drawn wide but is still a good each-way chance.
Shaik (Randwick Race 2 No. 3):
This four-year-old Sebring mare trained by Team Hawkes is the early favourite in this Mares BM 78 handicap over 1100m. When resuming from a 17 week spell she finished 2.5 lengths 11th in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 29 May, then she kept chasing for 1.6 lengths 4th over 1200m at Randwick on 12 June. She resumes from a 12 week let-up and others look to have better chances.
Best Bets Our Kalgoorlie Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Staralign (Kalgoorlie Race 6 No. 4) This six-year-old Universal Ruler gelding trained by Peter Fernie has seven wins and 12 places from 28 starts. He led early but faded in the run to the line and finished 12.9 lengths 13th over 2200m at Belmont on 26 June then had a 10 week let-up. On resuming he was held-up badly from the 400m to 100m and finished 1.9 lengths 2nd. Is a track specialist with five wins and five
Best Bet | Race 8 #2 Morethannumberone Must be with this progressive 5yo trained at the Gold Coast track by the shrewd Michael Costa. He was electric winning last start at this track and really should be unbeaten from three starts this campaign. Instead, he’s won two from three, with the blemish coming when caught wide two starts back at Doomben. The form out of that race looks good now with Lasting Kiss continuing to win. He has a wide gate here but there’s not a lot of speed and Andrew Mallyon
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Kaptain Kaos (Belmont Race 2 No. 2) This four-year-old Demerit gelding trained by Michael Grantham has five wins and three places from nine starts. When resuming after 15 weeks he charged ahead late for a 0.3 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 7 August, then arrived late for a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Belmont on 28 August. The extra 200m should suit and he should be hard to beat. $1.90
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Listed W H Wylie Handicap (race 8). Melody Man (Morphettville Race 6 No. 6) This five-year-old Fiorente gelding trained by Jake Stephens at Victor Harbor has three wins and four places from nine starts. He came clear in the final 100m to win by 2.8 lengths over 1600m at Morphettville on 21 August, then won by a solid 3.2 length margin over 1950m at Morphettviille Parks on 4 September. Should be hard