Kutayha (Canterbury Race 4 No. 2):
This four-year-old Savaveel gelding trained by Chris Waller has two wins and eight places from 13 starts. He kept chasing for 0.69, 0.68 lengths 3rd over 1600m at Warwick Farm, then kept chasing on the heavy track for 0.26, 1.77 lengths 3rd over 2000m at Rosehill last Saturday. He is on a four day back-up and should be hard to beat.
Jungle Book (Canterbury Race 6 No. 2):
This five-year-old Animal Kingdom gelding trained by Clare Cunningham has nine wins and 14 place from 48 starts. He switched inside runners at the 250m and chased hard to prevail in the latter stages for a 0.69 length win over 1600m at Warwick Farm on 2 June with the best last 800m race sectional, then was the widest straightening and chased hard for 1.86 lengths 6th over 1800m at Kensington on 16 June. He is on a seven day back-up and has placed in both his previous starts at this track. Handles heavy going and looks a nice each-way chance.
This three-year-old Sebring filly trained by Team Hawkes is the early favourite in this BM 72 handicap over 1200m. She was well back straightening and ran on strongly for 6.1 lengths 4th over 1400m at Kensington on 17 February, then was winded badly for 11.3 lengths 14th in the Group 1 Surround Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on 27 February. Resumes from a 16 week break here and prefer to see on the heavy track.
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. He Knows (Doomben Race 8 No. 5) This four-year-old Spill the Beans gelding trained by Steven O'Dea & Matthew Hoysted has one win and five places from 12 starts. He paired off at the 100m and was outbobbed on the line for 2nd over 1200m at Sunshine Coast on 12 September, then fought hard to just miss for 0.2 length 2nd over 1300m at Sunshine Coast on 24 Septenber. Has run well in soft and heavy going
Best bet - Race 2 #3 Palazzo Spirit I know he’s short and I know it’s a two-year-old race with a lot of first starters, but I think he will be way too good for rivals. Something would have to jump out of the ground and improve big-time from the trials to beat this guy as he looks to have serious talent. At his most recent trial he comfortably beat Heroic Son (who recently won a race at Doomben impressively). The stable saved him from running last week because of
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Miss Conteki (Ascot Race 8 No. 2) This five-year-old Eurozone mare trained by Simon Miller has seven wins and a place from 10 starts. She ran on strongly from back in the field to finish 0.9 length 2nd over 1000m at Belmont on 26 June, then got well back before running on strongly for 2.2 lengths 4th in the Listed Beaufine Stakes over 100m at Belmont with the best final 400m of the meeting. Has won 3
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 18th September 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (race 8). I’m Thunderstruck (Caulfield Race 9 No. 11) I’m Thunderstruck is an exciting four year old gelding trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr. He was sensationally backed in the Sir Rupert Clarke last start and despite getting a long way back and copping a huge bump on the turn was still able to unleash a powerful turn of foot to finish third. Huge run. Fitter