Races

Chris Nelson’s Rosehill Best Bets

RACE 1 No.4 Hundred Proof A veteran of only three starts to date he keeps on improving with each run suggesting tomorrow could well be his day to break through. At his first wet track outing last start on a soft (6) surface he beat all bar the smart Cap… Read More

Chris Nelson’s Ipswich Best Bets

RACE 1 No.7 Millward Although still a maiden he’s shown good ability & can definitely measure up in stronger company tomorrow. Blocked for a run on debut at a vital stage, 3 wide second up yet still looked a winning chance until very late and then first up recently at… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Friday Carnarvon Preview

RACE 1 COUNTER DRIVE steps up to a mile for the first time but drops 0.5kg for beating a stronger field in this grade after the claim of #BackWattoWinLotto. Three of his six rivals here were in that race and the closest to get to him was Encendio more than… Read More

Andrew Hawkins’ Royal Ascot Day 3 Preview

Race 1 The Norfolk Stakes for the two-year-olds generally throws up a top sprinter to watch in the years ahead. American trainer Wesley Ward has won it twice, with No Nay Never and Shang Shang Shang, and he has two chances to add a third. While LUCCI is favoured, having… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Thursday Northam Preview

RACE 1 MATERIAL WITNESS is untapped and his hardest tasks are usually getting to and out of the barriers safely. Scratched after having a tantrum in the mounting yard last week but second to Timely Outburst (subsequent runner-up to The Spruiker and Graceful Girl at her next two starts) two… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Wednesday Belmont Preview

RACE 1 TIME SCALE is brilliantly placed back into 3YO midweek grade after finishing third to Hot Zed (subsequent 72+ runner-up) and Graceful Girl (subsequent 3YO 62+ and Raconteur Stakes winner) two starts ago before producing a strong second to Brooklyn Pier after chasing a hot speed last time out…. Read More

Andrew Hawkins’ Royal Ascot Day 2 Preview

Race 1 American trainer Wesley Ward has won this race three of the last seven years with Acapulco, Lady Aurelia and Campanelle, the latter carrying the same colours as this year’s favourite TWILIGHT GLEAMING. She was a bit green at her first start at Keeneland but showed the benefit of… Read More

Andrew Hawkins’ Royal Ascot Day 1 Preview

Race 1 It does look as though we have our first ‘lock’ of this year’s Royal Ascot meeting in the traditional curtain-raiser, the Queen Anne Stakes. PALACE PIER has only been beaten once, which was over this course and distance in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in October. He… Read More

Scott Embry’s Sunday Kalgoorlie Preview

RACE 1 BOONDI ROCKS was a late scratching at the most recent Kalgoorlie meeting gifting the race to equal favourite Wunderkind. Previous effort in defeat at the hands of Iron Sharp was strong enough and having started his career with Colin Webster it’s a bonus having a travelling Jordan Turner… Read More

Deane Lester’s Sandown Best Bets

RACE 5 NO.5 BEDFORD BEDFORD has returned to racing in good form and looks a strong winning chance when he contests the Open Handicap (1600m). The seven year old was unsuited on a heavily leader biased track when finishing 8th behind PATCH ADAMS over 1700 metres during the Warrnambool carnival… Read More