This daughter of Ocean Park is the clear class runner in the field. She won well at Ballarat 3 starts ago and then went to Caulfield and fought on really well to be beaten less than 2 lengths in the Group 3 Lady Vase. We have since seen a number of horses from that race come out and either win or run well in Group races. At her latest run she lead on the fence on a day where this was not advantageous but she was game in defeat running third to the impressive Tralee Rose who has since won again. Ocean’s Thirteen does have to carry top weight but she will get some weight relief with Will Price’s claim. Will has been riding well and I think he can find the lead from barrier 1, kick clear and win.
There is a lot of speed on paper in race 6 which may present an opportunity for a back marker to upset the more fancied on pace runners. Mariamia was able to do exactly that first up here unleashing a huge finish from the back to score comfortably on a night that favoured leaders. She then ran okay at Geelong crossing the line with Kalkarni Royale who is one of the favourites in this race. Back to Moonee Valley over the 1000m distance should suit.
Seb Song was a sound run on debut behind the smart Shelby Cobra and then looked to have a Donald maiden shot to pieces before appearing to resist going past Kohli. He is a full brother to Sebsilk who has shown similar tendencies in not wanting to go past other horses. Sebsilk has won just one race from thirteen starts despite appearing to have good talent! Barrier 2 is also has the potential to provide some traffic issues in run. Happy to risk at current odds given these queries.
2. Still Be Friends
3. Supreme Thunder
2. Seb Song
7. Sea Princess
13. The Globe
3. Brazen Boy
1. Gulf Of Suez
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
Our Sha Tin Horse Racing Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments There is a 10-race program and the rail is in the A+3 position. The feature is the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (race 7). The track should be Good with good weather forecast, and the first race is at 1 pm Hong Kong time which is 4 pm AEDT. Best Bet Gorgeous Win (Sha Tin Race 9 No. 3) Gorgeous Win has 2 wins and 2 places from his 4