Hela (Launceston Race 5 No. 2)
This three-year-old filly trained by Scott Brunton has had two starts for two wins. She led all the way and bolted off for a 5.5 length win in a maiden race over 1100m at Hobart on 17 October, then sat outside the leader and pulled away close to the line for a 1.75 length win in a class 1 handicap over 1200m at Launceston on 12 December. Both wins looked very easy and she should remain unbeaten today.
Odin’s Folly (Launceston Race 7 No. 6):
This six-year-old mare has raced at Launceston six times for three wins and three places. She was edged out late in the race to finish 0.2 lengths 2nd over 2150m at Launceston on 2 December, then sat close to the lead and pushed ahead to win by 0.5 length over 2100m at Launceston on 16 December. She has such a good record at this track and distance that she is worth an each-way bet.
Mandela Effect (Launceston Race 9 No. 2):
This six-year-old Turffontein gelding is the early favourite in the Listed Tasmanian Stakes weight-for-age race over 1600m. He just missed when 0.3 lengths 2nd in the Listed Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Launceston on 25 November, then came from back in the field for 0.2, 1.5 lengths 3rd in the Listed Conquering Stakes over 1400m at Launceston on 16 December. He has not won in five starts this campaign and does not offer value.
5 Geegee Lucky Jess
4 Miss Charlie Brown
6 Mystical Vixen
9 Lake Bled
6 Auntie Florrie
1 Fife And Drum
3 Fighting Floyd
4 Keeper’s Touch
10 Red October
5 Merv Decides
1 Little Hot Missile
9 Bestie’s Daughter
Best Bets Our Warwick Farm Horse Racing Tips for Wednesdays meeting. This'llbetheone (Warwick Farm Race 4 No. 5): This three-year-old Exceed And Excel gelding trained by John O'Shea is unbeaten in two starts. On debut he fought on well for a 0.1 length win over 1400m at Kembla Grange on 2 November, then led throughout and fought on well for a 0.3 length win over 1500m at Hawkesbury on 18 November. James McDonald sticks with him and he will be hard to best. $2.30
Best Bets Our Geelong Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Sugar Pop (Geelong Race 3 No. 9) Three year old daughter of Vanbrugh. Her Mornington debut at the end of October was excellent, getting back and working home strongly over the 1200m. Will derive good benefit from that effort and I like Brett Prebble going on here from the good gate. This is no harder. $2.60 Each Way Zooming Zebra (Geelong Race 7 No. 6): Russell Osbourne’s mare Zooming Zebra is
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature race is the Listed City Of Marion Stakes (race 8). Keep Reading (Morphettville Race 4 No. 13) This three-year-old Headwater gelding trained by Richard & Chantelle Jolly has two wins and two places from four starts. He edged clear late for a 0.6 length win over 1200m at Morphettville on 14 August, then raced greenly throughout and worked home well late for 0.8 length 2nd over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 6 November. Has won
Best Bets Our Gold Coast Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Tamilaide (Gold Coast Race 5 No. 5) This four-year-old Adelaide gelding trained by Les Kelly has three wins and four places from seven starts and won his only previous start at this track. He was a 1.4 length winner of the Grafton Guineas over 1600m at Grafton on 7 July, then fought hard but couldn't run down the leader and finished 0.2 lengths 2nd over 1615m at Doomben on 24 July. Resumes from an 18 week