Rising Sphere is a lightly race galloper having his second start in his second preparation. He found the front when resuming at Geelong and showed a good kick only to be collared late by the Godolphin colt Dickin Medals which was heavily backed. There was a good space back to third. The Lakeside track at Sandown often assists on pace runners, especially early in the day and from barrier one he should be able to settle in the first few and take plenty of running down.
Tarn’s Prince is a talented stayer on the rise and I’m surprised we are getting the price we are here. Granted he loses the services of Jamie Kah but it was hard not to be impressed with his win last start. After finding the one out and one back position he was shuffled back hopelessly on the turn. However he was able to pick himself up and was drawing away on the line. Third up at 2100m looks ideal and with even luck from barrier one will be right in the finish.
Royal Gun Salute was able to break his maiden first up this time in. He had things to suit on that occasion finding a perfect spot in run and also the advantage of racing on his home track. At Moonee Valley last start he presented at the top of the straight but was only fair to the line. This is a competitive benchmark 64 and he is short enough at $4.2 in early markets.
Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday’s meeting. Key Comments There are a massive 12 races as Sunday's meeting was abandoned due to extreme heat and 5 races from then were added to today's program. The feature race is the $125,000 Challenge Stakes (race 10). The track is Soft and the rail is +12 metres for the entire circuit. Best Bet Just Famous (Ascot Race 3 No. 4) Just Famous has placed at 2 of his 3 starts. Last start he put up a
Our Hawkesbury Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is true. The track is in the heavy range but should be improving. The each way bet has been heavily tried and will be hard to hold out. Best Bet Redbreast (Hawkesbury Race 5 No. 11) Solid debut in a harder race than this. Maps well from barrier 2 and Tim Clark does the steering. Should appreciate the drop in grade and this race looks very suitable. Hard to beat. $1.95
Our Ipswich Horse Racing Tips for the 21st of February. Key Comments The rail is in 6.5 metres. Those on speed will be suited and the best bet is saved until the last race of the day. Best Bet To Wish (Ipswich Race 6 No. 5) Hard to beat from barrier 2 with Orman steering. This race suits and has been well tried in early doors. Good price and suitable target, the stable are having a brilliant run. $1.90
Our Strathalbyn Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday's meeting. Key Comments The track is currently rated a Good 4 and the rail remains in the true position. Best Bet Under The Cone (Strathalbyn Race 1 No. 7) Under The Cone has 2 placings from his 3 starts. He was beaten in a photo finish at Murray Bridge when stepping up to this trip a fortnight ago and should be able to break his maiden status here. $1.75