Ita (Randwick Race 4 No. 6)
This four-year-old All Too Hard mare trained by Bjorn Baker has three wins and four places from her nine starts. She took over in the last 200m and burst away for a soft 5.6 length win over 1400m at Bathurst on 23 August, then took over straightening and kept going for a 1.85 length win over 1600m at Wyong on 3 September. Is flying at the moment and will be hard to beat.
A Very Fine Red (Randwick Race 6 No. 9):
This three-year-old Deep Field filly from the Mark Newnham stable has one win and one place from three starts. At the end of last campaign she was run down late for 0.9 length 4th in the Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on 17 April, before an 18 week spell. She resumed for 3.3 lengths 3rd on a heavy track over 1100m at Kensington on 25 August. Blinkers come off for the first time and she looks a nice each-way chance.
Khaalis (Randwick Race 3 No. 6):
This four-year-old Muhaarar gelding trained by Chris Waller is the early favourite in this BM 72 Handicap over 1800m. He battled away in the straight for 4.8 lengths 7th over 1550m at Kensington on 18 August, then kept chasing when clear at the 200m for 1.3 lengths 4th over 1900m at Gosford on 8 September, with the best overall race sectionals. In a very open race he doesn’t offer value.
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 18th September 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (race 8). Annavisto (Caulfield Race 6 No. 3) Super return here three weeks ago when second behind Turaath who subsequently bolted in at Group 3 level at Flemington last week. Strips fitter second up and maps in the perfect position from barrier five. Very hard to beat. $2.45 Each Way Bella Nipotina (Caulfield Race 9 No. 3) Bella Nipotina has
Best Bets Our Gold Coast Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Weona Smartone (Gold Coast Race 6 No. 2) This five-year-old Shamexpress gelding trained by David Vandyke has six wins from seven starts and won his only previous start at this track. He was a five length winner over 1200m at Doomben on 2 June, then resumed from a 12 week let-up with a o.2 length win over 1200m at Doomben on 28 August. Should be a bit fitter now and is the one they have to
Best Bets Our Ipswich Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Genuine Al (Ipswich Race 7 No. 3) This five-year-old Atlante gelding trained by Paul Duncan has four wins and one place from eight starts. He settled 5th and battled home for 3.9 lengths 4th over 1400m at Eagle Farm on 31 July, then held them all at bay for a length win over 1600m at Sunshine Coast on 5 September. Can handle soft going and rates highly. $2.80 Each Way Duble
Best Bets Our Belmont Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Pepper Assault (Belmont Race 5 No. 2) This four-year-old Sessions mare trained by Holly Taylor has won both of her starts. On debut she drove to the front at the 200m and held off a late challenge for a 0.5 length win over 1100m at Northam on 15 July, then took over at the 200m and was strong through the line for a 0.6 length win over 1000m at Northam on 29 July. Looks the testing material. $2.20