Concocted (Warwick Farm Race 6 No. 12):
This three-year-old Written Tycoon colt trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott has a win and a place from three starts. He kept chasing with the best last 200m race sectional for 1.8 lengths 2nd over 1200m at Rosehill on 24 July, then finished 2.9 lengths 6th in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes over 1300m at Kembla Grange on 14 August. Resumes after a 20 week spell and has placed in two recent trials. Should be hard to beat.
Galaxy Belle (Warwick Farm Race 7 No. 12):
This four-year-old Redwood mare trained by Kris Lees has four wins and four places from 12 starts. She was a 3.5 length winner over 1800m at Gold Coast on 27 August, then won by 1.25 lengths over 1800m at Eagle Farm on 8 September. Resumes from a 17 week spell and has placed in two trials in December. Drawn nicely in barrier 1 she looks a nice each-way chance.
Kirkeby (Warwick Farm Race 3 No. 2):
This four-year-old Kermadec gelding trained by Chris Waller is the early favourite in this BM 72 handicap over 2200m. He won by 2.3 lengths on heavy going over 2040m at Doomben on 10 December, then battled on near the rail for 1.7 lengths 3rd when favourite over 2000m at Doomben on 26 December. Rises in distance and carries a lot more weight here. Others offer better value.
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. Spin The Knife (Ascot Race 1 No. 1) Spin The Knife resumes in this 3YO Plate after a 15 week spell. In the Spring he won by 3.2 lengths over 1000m at Belmont on 25 September, then was picked off in the final stride for 0.1 length 2nd in the 3YO Classic over 1000m at Ascot on 9 October. Has won both his previous first-up starts and has a class edge. Rates very well and will be
Best Bets Our Gawler Racing Tips for the weekend. Victory Bandit (Gawler Race 5 No. 5) Sue & Jason Jaensch train this four-year old mare. She winded to the line when 3.2 lengths 6th over 2040m at Morphettville on 26 December, then battled away to gain the upper hand in the final 50m for a 0.7 length win on a soft track over 2106m at Gawler on 8 January.She seems to like this track and looks the leading hope. $3.20 Each Way
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Mix (Doomben Race 7 No. 3) With three wins from three starts this campaign, Lee Freedman is putting this four-year-old Medaglia d'Oro gelding in the right races. He was bumped at the start before going on to a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Gold Coast on soft going on 11 December, then led all the way for a lovely 2.5 length win over 1200m at Kilcoy on 13 January. Rates highly. $3.75
Best Bets Our Moonee Valley Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. In The Boat (Moonee Valley Race 8 No. 11) Lightly raced Lindsey Smith galloper with four wins and three placings from his seven career runs. He lead around Caulfield at a fast speed last start and offered a strong kick on the turn to fend off the smart Marine One with a good gap back to third. Maps to find the lead again here with just 55kg on his back after the claim. Think the Valley