Street Tough (Launceston Race 1 No. 1)
This six-year-old gelding trained by Scott Brunton has six wins and eight places from 19 starts. He finished best out wide for a 0.5 length win over 1150m at Devonport Tapeta Synthetic on 13 September, then was held up into the straight before getting clear late and winding up for 0.3, 1 length 3rd in the Listed Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Launceston on soft going on 25 November where he looked unlucky. He goes well at this track, drops in grade and should win.
Shady Hustle (Launceston Race 7 No. 9):
This five-year-old Hussonet mare has had 19 starts for six wins and eight places, including five wins at this track. She came from last to finish 0.2 lengths 2nd over 1600m at Launceston on a soft track on 28 October, then charged late to just miss for 0.1 lengths 2nd over 1400m at Launceston on 21 November. She has been placed at her last four runs and is worth an each-way bet.
Sardegna Deel (Launceston Race 5 No. 8):
This four-year-old Dundeel mare is the early favourite in this maiden/class 1 over 2100m. She ground home for a length, length 3rd over 2100m at Launceston on 28 October, then took up the running then died on her run for 12.1 lengths 6th over 2100m at Hobart on 29 November. This is a similar race and she doesn’t offer value.
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