Races

Michael Heaton’s Thursday Pinjarra Preview

Michael Heaton’s Preview Race 1 ADVOCATOR looks extremely well-placed dropping back to a maiden after racing out of her grade in hot Saturday races at her past three starts. She’s drawn awkwardly here but her efforts two and three starts back read outstanding for a race of this type. FRISKEY… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Wednesday Belmont Preview

Michael Heaton’s Preview Race 1 COMES A TIME produced as good a trial as you will see on May 13 and the way he hit the line suggested he’d eat up 1200m-1400m. He was still able to win over 1000m on debut and the step-up to 1200m here looks ideal…. Read More

Chris Nelson’s Randwick Best Bets

Chris Nelson’s Best Bets RACE 7 No.9 Deprive Dual acceptor for both here and Eagle Farm with the stable deciding on this race as the best option. Outstanding will to win first up coupled with an 20/10 ride from Rachel King coming from well back in the field bursting through… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Sunday Kalgoorlie Preview

Michael Heaton’s Preview Race 1 ILLMATIC was held up at crucial stages last start but his previous form is good enough for this. He maps to lob one-out, one-back and should be nearing his peak. Gets his chance. WHISPERING JACK comes from the same race where he was forced to… Read More

Deane Lester’s Flemington Best Bets

Deane Lester’s Best Bets RACE 3 NO.2 TONSOR Sydney visitor TONSOR appears well placed by the Matthew Smith stable when he runs in the Open Handicap (1000m). The five year old has built a fine record of five wins from 9 starts to date and has trialled strongly in preparation… Read More

Misty Metal on Track for Beaufine Return

Jockey Shaun McGruddy is confident Misty Metal can win the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) first-up at Belmont on Saturday and continue to improve after a breakout campaign. Misty Metal shot to prominence at Ascot last year when she won a hat trick of Listed races: the Jungle Mist Classic (1200m),… Read More

Chris Nelson’s Eagle Farm Best Bets

Chris Nelson’s Best Bets RACE 2 No.8 Outback Barbie Appears nicely placed dropping back in grade on Saturday after going around in two Group 1’s this preparation being beaten only smallish margins on each occasion. She ran out of room late first up in the 10,000 at Doomben before drawing… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Saturday Belmont Preview

Michael Heaton’s Preview Race 1 MAROCCHINO flew home from the tail of the field over 1000m last week, reeling off the fastest final 200m sectional of the entire day. He’s crying out for more ground and the step up to 1300m here suits. KELVIN appears to be above average and… Read More

Michael Heaton’s Wednesday Belmont Preview

Michael Heaton’s Preview Race 1 BRAVE CONTENDER had no luck on debut and chased home a handy one when runner-up last time out. He can get Pike on the board early. PROTECTED ACTION comes out of strong form reference races and can settle closer here. CARABINIER resumes off a recent… Read More

Pike in the last good for $15k

TABtouch Punter of the Week “Pike in the last” – we’ve all heard it late on a Saturday afternoon, but our Punter of the Week took it to a new level with a five leg Belmont multi paying more than $15,000! A few short favourites (including an extremely close call… Read More