Exotic Ruby (Warwick Farm Race 5 No. 2):
This five-year-old Snitzel mare trained by Bjorn Baker has two wins and six places from 11 starts. She kept chasing but couldn’t reel in the winner when 1.3 lengths 2nd over 1100m at Warwick Farm on 10 February, then she was found to be lame when 6 lengths 2nd in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill on 20 February. This is a big drop in class from that race and with two places from three starts this campaign she is ready to win.
Dalaalaat (Warwick Farm Race 4 No. 7):
This four-year-old Written Tycoon gelding has two wins and three places from eight starts. Resuming from a 44 week spell he won by 1.17 lengths over 1100m at Scone on 28 January, then battled on for 1.05 lengths 4th over 1200m at Doomben on 11 February. He should race on the speed and looks well-worth an each-way bet.
This three-year-old Zoustar filly is the early favourite in this 3YO BM 68 handicap over 1300m. At her 4th race start she found the front at the 280m and kept going to win by 1.3 lengths in a 3YO Maiden Handicap over 1400m at Rosehill on 20 November, then she chased solidly for 0.2, 0.3 lengths 3rd over 1300m at Rosehill on 5 December. This is a race with lots of chances and I am prepared to risk her first-up.
Our Bendigo Tips for Tuesday's meeting. Key Comments 9 race card. Expecting those on speed to be suited. The rail is out 3 metres and the best bet comes up a big price. Best Bet Doncic (Bendigo Race 4 No. 4) Nommed for Wednesday as well so may not be racing here. Looked to be full of running in a recent trial and found no room on debut. Drawn to find clean air here and strikes the right race. $8.50
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the A+3 position. The feature is the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (race 7). 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 Gorgeous Win (Sha Tin Race 9 No. 3) Gorgeous Win has 2 wins and 2 places from his 4
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