Le Gai Soleil (Warwick Farm Race 6 No. 8):
This four-year-old Tavistock mare trained by John O’Shea has four wins and one place from seven starts. She resumed from a 13 week spell for a narrow first-up win over 1550m at Kensington on 21 October where she ran the best 800-200m race sectionals of the day at the distance, then she kept chasing for 1.7 lengths 4th over 1800m at Rosehill on a soft track on 7 November. Resuming here after 20 weeks she has won first-up twice before and will be hard to beat.
Salina Dreaming (Warwick Farm Race 7 No. 6):
This four-year-old Dream Ahead mare trained by Angela Davies at Gosford has four wins and three places from eight starts. Last campaign she chased hard for a 0.2 length win first-up over 1100m at Randwick on 12 December, then was beaten at the 180m after having abrasions to both hind legs and finished 5.3 lengths 6th over 1100m on a heavy track at Kensington on 2 January. Resuming here after 12 weeks she has won two from three first-up and has been trialling well. She is worth an each-way bet.
This three-year-old Dissident gelding is the early favourite in this BM 72 handicap over 1300m. He finished 7.5 lengths 6th in the Bondi Stakes on a heavy track over 1600m at Randwick on 24 October, then chased steadily for 3.2 lengths 5th in the Listed TAB Trophy Stakes over 1800m at Flemington on 3 November. Resuming froma 21 week spell he has been gelded and has trialled. This is a race with lots of chances and I am prepared to risk him first-up.
7 Mandalong Cash
2 Heart Of Puissance
8 War Baron
7 Red Hot Chillypins
3 Dundee Lee
9 Darling Diamond
8 Le Gai Soleil (BB)
Our Terang Tips for Tuesday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is true. The best bet comes off a 9 length romping and looks every chance of going one better despite the rise in grade. Best Bet Galloping Guru (Terang Race 7 No.2) Galloping Guru atoned with 2 luckless runs and put a 9 length margin on them. Goes up in grade but looks progressive and can head to the front and prove tough to mow down. Expecting the support to come prior to
Our York Horse Racing Tips for Monday’s meeting. Comments The track is good and the rail is in the true position. Best Bet Trigger Finger (York Race 1 No. 8) Trigger Finger resumes from a 20 week spell and has started at York 3 times before for 2 places. Leading hope to break his maiden status. $2.70 Each Way Thinking Game (York Race 7 No. 8) He was overhauled late over 1940m
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the B+2 position. The feature is the Hong Kong Classic Cup over 1800m (race 7), which is the second leg of the Four-Year-Old Classic Series. The track should be Good with good weather forecast, and the first race is at 1 pm Hong Kong time which is 4 pm AEDT. Best Bet Helios Express (Sha Tin Race 7 No. 1) Helios
Our Pakenham Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is out 7 metres the entire circuit. The best bet lines up on the back off some strong effort in a recent trial and looks well placed against these. Expecting those to run on and have their chance in the straight. Best Bet Egerton (Pakenham Race 2 No. 5) Trialled behind a lot of these and looked very good hitting the line with plenty of steam. The wide draw means it'll get back