Swoop Dog (Launceston Race 5 No. 1)
This three-year-old Husson gelding has two wins and a place from four starts,and like all the others in the field he is having his first try at this distance. He was outsprinted when a length 2nd over 1600m at Launceston on 12 December, then swung very wide in the straight and finished best for a 1.5 length win in the Listed Tasmanian Guineas over 1600m at Launceston on 8 January. He’s is going well and looks the likely winner.
Appraise (Launceston Race 8 No. 4):
This five-year-old Needs Further gelding has had 18 starts for three wins and seven places, including two wins and five places at this track. He laboured and died on his run in the straight to finish 7.95 lengths 7th over 1200m at Launceston on 16 December, then ground home for 6.5 lengths 7th over 1150m at Devonport Tapeta Synthetic on 6 Janaury. He shopuld race on the speed here and is worth an each-way bet.
Dirado (Launceston Race 3 No. 3):
This four-year-old mare is the early favourite in this 3YO & up maiden over 1100m. She finished 7.34 lengths 6th over 1100m at Gosford on 8 October, then battled on well for 1.25, 0.04 lengths 3rd over 1010m at Dubbo on 31 October. First-up here from an 11 week spell she has won a 700m trial at Longford recently, but her price offers no value.
2 Queen La Diva
6 Coronation Glade
5 Argyle Beach
4 Up Wind
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