April Rain (Rosehill Race 8 No. 3)
This five-year-old Pierro mare trained by Chris Waller has three wins and two places from her six starts. She settled towards the rear of the field and chased hard for 0.3 lengths 2nd over 1200m at Gosford on 8 May, then was looking for a run straightening before chasing hard for 1.2 lengths 5th over 1300m at Randwick on 29 May. Resumes here from an 18 week spell and placed in a recent trial. Goes well first-up and should be hard to beat.
Narrated (Rosehill Race 5 No. 7):
This four-year-old Snitzel mare trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace has two wins and five places from her eight starts. She led throughout for a 2.2 length win over 1850m at Mudgee on 29 August, then led most of the way before being run down late to finish 0.9 length 3rd over 1800m at Kensington on 15 September. Handles rain-affected going and looks a great each-way chance.
Pippali (Rosehill Race 4 No. 3):
This four-year-old Ilovethiscity mare trained by Jason Coyle is the early favourite in this Fillies and Mares BM 72 Handicap over 1500m. She over-raced in the early stages before chasing hard for 0.6 length 3rd over 2300m at Gosford on 8 September, then was always well back when 3.5 lengths 9th in the Group 2 Golden Pendant over 1400m at Rosehill on 25 September. Drops back in grade but doesn’t offer value.
Best bet – Race 9 # 1 Cristal Breeze Keen on this 6yo who is third-up in a much easier race. He was entered for a race up here last week, but from memory they scratched because of a sticky draw. They haven’t fared any better here as they’ve come out with the widest barrier this time. However, the map reads ok as he can come across with likely leader Barney’s Law drawn just inside him. He could sit outside the lead or one-out, one-back. His form in Sydney just looks
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 16th October 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (race 9). Kapalua Sunset (Caulfield Race 4 No. 10) Three year old daughter of Tavistock who is trained by Danny O’Brien. She ran home strongly against the bias in a Geelong maiden on debut, then stepped to 1875m at Kyneton and bolted in by seven lengths in a high rating performance. Strips fitter again here, draws perfectly for Brett Prebble and will have no issues with a wet
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Western Empire (Ascot Race 8 No. 4) This four-year-old Iffraaj gelding trained by Grant & Alana Williams has five wins and four place from 10 starts. He was a 0.7 length winner of the Listed Melvista Stakes over 2200m at Ascot on 27 March, then a 0.8 length winner of the Group 2 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot on 10 April. Resumes from a 27 week spell and has won both trials. Looks well placed here
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Squizzy Mizzy (Morphettville Race 7 No. 6) This four-year-old Squamosa mare trained by Phillip Stokes has one win and two places from five starts. At the end of last campaign she battled away evenly for 2.3 lengths 4th over 1000m at Morphettville on 8 May before a 21 week spell. She resumed for a good 1.7 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks and looks ready to go on with the job. $4.00