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 track. Clear top pick.
Bless Her has five wins and six placings from fourteen starts. Returned with a good closing second behind Esta La Rocca at Sandown. Has excellent track and distance stats, draws perfectly and excels on wet ground. Great each way chance.
Sandy Prince is currently rated a $3.80 chance in the third race on the card. He will appreciate getting back onto a wet track but has been up for a while now and looks short enough here in a competitive race.
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 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
Best Bets Our Eagle Farm Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Irish Sequel (Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 2) This six-year-old Invincible Spirit gelding trained by Chris Waller has three wins and four places from 16 starts. He fought on for 1.5 lengths 5th over 1800m at Gold Coast on 18 September, then took over at the 100m and won by 1.25 lengths over 2030m on a soft track at Doomben on 2 October. Jim Byrne sticks with him and he is the leading hope. $2.40