Who’s Clang (Morphettville Race 5 No. 4)
Has a win and a place from his 2 race starts. He debuted with a 0.9 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 5 November, where he chased solidly and took over in the final 50m. At his second start he started from the outside barrier and was wide throughout where he battled solidly for 1.1 lengths 3rd over 1200m at Morphettville on 26 November. Has a much better draw here and looks the leading contender.
Smokin’ Val (Morphettville Race 9 No. 7)
This five-year-old mare has 2 wins and 8 places from 23 starts and can be hard to follow at times. She was slowly away, raced keenly then didn’t finish off as expected when 6 lengths 9th over 1100m at Morphettville on 16 November, then she worked home late to grab 2nd over 1100m at Morphettville on 26 November. Gets a 3kg claim here and is worth an each-way bet.
Hopon Harry (Morphettville Race 2 No. 3)
This four-year-old gelding trained by Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas is the early favourite in this BM 82 Handicap over 1800m. He was a 1.4 length winner over 1550m at Morphettville Parks on 5 November, then chased solidly but never looked likely when 2.1 lengths 4th over 1400m at Morphettville Parks on 19 November. Untested at the distance and other runners offer better value.
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
The rail is in the true position. Bullock has been riding in terrific form and comes up with a strong card again. He looks the jockey to follow on a card full of favourites that are hard to beat. Best Bet Sardonyx (Scone Race 2 No.3 ) A key scratching comes out and leaves Sardonyx very hard to beat. Maps well, Bullock steers and gets the right race here. Hard to beat at goods still. $2.90 Best Each Way
Our Newcastle tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is in 5 metres. Heavy conditions expected so looking towards runners that are proven on wet tracks. Best Bet Dale (Newcastle Race 6 No. 2) No prizes for finding this runner but put in a solid effort on debut and drops miles in grade. In smartly at the weights here and with no jockey booked yet does look very hard to hold out in this thin maiden. $1.40 l
Our Nowra Tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The track is in the heavy range. The rail is true. Best Bet Deni Gal (Nowra Race 7 No. 4) None of these win out of turn but Deni Gal has good claims with a superb record at the track and a good record with Guymer steering. He has won twice from 6 goes aboard which is a very good sign given the horse is 3 wins from 22 starts. Hard to beat and maps