Daughter of Sebring who was impressive winning on debut at Geelong on Boxing Day. She ran the fastest last 600m/400m/200m of the day in doing so. Looks perfectly suited stepping to 1200m here second up with the winkers on. Don’t think there’s much opposition here – expect her to take plenty of beating.
Galactus is a five year old son of Deep Field trained by Simon Zahra. He ran home strongly over 1100m first up at Geelong, then was completely luckless when stepping to 1300m second up. Ready to peak here third up at 1400m and gets a key jockey change with D Lane going on. Should be able to settle much closer in the run in a race lacking speed.
Irish Mist is currently rated a $5 chance in race three on the program. She hasn’t placed in four subsequent runs since a maiden win at Cranbourne on debut and was very weak late in a benchmark 70 here last start. Expect her to drift from the $5 on offer early.
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. Spin The Knife (Ascot Race 1 No. 1) Spin The Knife resumes in this 3YO Plate after a 15 week spell. In the Spring he won by 3.2 lengths over 1000m at Belmont on 25 September, then was picked off in the final stride for 0.1 length 2nd in the 3YO Classic over 1000m at Ascot on 9 October. Has won both his previous first-up starts and has a class edge. Rates very well and will be
Best Bets Our Gawler Racing Tips for the weekend. Victory Bandit (Gawler Race 5 No. 5) Sue & Jason Jaensch train this four-year old mare. She winded to the line when 3.2 lengths 6th over 2040m at Morphettville on 26 December, then battled away to gain the upper hand in the final 50m for a 0.7 length win on a soft track over 2106m at Gawler on 8 January.She seems to like this track and looks the leading hope. $3.20 Each Way
Best Bets Our Doomben Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Mix (Doomben Race 7 No. 3) With three wins from three starts this campaign, Lee Freedman is putting this four-year-old Medaglia d'Oro gelding in the right races. He was bumped at the start before going on to a 0.2 length win over 1200m at Gold Coast on soft going on 11 December, then led all the way for a lovely 2.5 length win over 1200m at Kilcoy on 13 January. Rates highly. $3.75
Best Bets Our Randwick Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature event is the Carrington Stakes (race 8). Toomuchtobear (Randwick Race 6 No. 4) Chris Waller has four runners in this BM 88 Handicap over 2000m and our top pick is this four-year-old Press Statement gelding with four wins and four places from nine starts. When resuming from a 14 week spell he won by 0.3 length over 1400m at Randwick on 18 December, then kept chasing for 0.7 length 2nd over 1550m at Kensington after