Tuesday Racing Tips - 5th February
Our expert has taken a two-State approach to today’s tips and found some nice gallopers ready to do the business.
NSW and Victoria are the two States that we have focused on. The majority of our selections come from Kembla Grange where some of NSW’s premier trainers have turned their attention to. Our best of the day comes out of the Joe Pride barn and looks extremely hard to run down.
Kembla Grange is racing on a Soft 5 with the rail out 3m the entire.
Warrnambool is racing on a Good 4 with the rail in the true.
Kembla Grange Race 1 - 1:15PM Duck Creek Dash Class 2 Handicap (1000 Metres)
Looks a good race for ROYAL WITNESS (BEST BET) to get back to winning ways. Should be rock hard fit third-up and has won at this stage of a prep previously. Led last time out in harder grade at Warwick Farm to finish 3.4 lengths behind the winner, And So It Goes with Invincible Gangsta second on Jan 16. Runner-up has since won at this track last week. This Joe Pride runner maps to be in front and dictating terms, like he did two starts back on the Kenso, and will take running down.
1st: No2 ROYAL WITNESS 2nd: No4 McCormack; 3rd: No1 Fortification; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No5 Lewinski
Kembla Grange Race 2 - 1:50PM Kembla Grange Maiden Handicap (1300 Metres)
This Bjorn Baker filly has had five trials and is making her debut here today. *SCRATCHED* TUESDAY SPECIAL is out of the top racemare Tuesday Joy, a four-time Group One winner, and warmed up for this with a fourth to Got Your Six a the Randwick trials on Jan 24. Stuck to the inside lanes which didn’t look the best going and allowed Brooklyn Beach, one of her rivals here today, to go past her late in the trial. Won a trial prior to that at Warwick Farm on Soft going. Keep safe.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No4 TUESDAY SPECIAL 2nd: No1 Brooklyn Beach; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No2 Civil Resistance; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No3 Smart Decision
Kembla Grange Race 5 - 3:40PM Jack Primer Electronics CG&E Class 1 Handicap (1400 Metres)
Banking on LEATHERHEAD being fit enough first-up to win this. The James Cummings stable is absolutely flying, as always, and the three-year-old has had two trials over shorter distances to get him ready for this. Last prep ran some great races behind smart types in Leonardo da Hinchi, Tavirun and Savoie. Maps to be back in the pack from 11 but watch for him working home nicely.
1st: No1 LEATHERHEAD 2nd: No3 Schnapps; 3rd: No2 Lion’s Head; 4th: No4 Chicansalade
Kembla Grange Race 7 - 4:50PM Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club Maiden Handicap (1600 Metres)
Going for a minor upset with MONTEREY LAD (NEXT BEST) to beat the favourite Les Amoureux. The John Thompson-trained runner has been building to a win in three runs back from a spell, finishing third and second at his past two starts. Last start he came from last over this distance at Gosford to just miss out in the race won by Gloriosa. Will get back in the pack again but the in-form Robbie Dolan sticks and his 2kg claim is a big help.
1st: No6 MONTEREY LAD 2nd: No2 Les Amoureux; 3rd: No1 Sir Harry; 4th: No4 Reposition
Warrnambool Race 8 - 7:30PM Flaherty Plaster Services Class 1 Handicap (1200 Metres)
This colt is one-for-one but hasn’t raced since May last year so it will be interesting to see what happens in the betting. TEE TRAIN beat the nice Kaplumpich on debut with that galloper going on to be a metro class performer. Trainer Symon Wilde is an astute mentor and is sure to have the son of Savabeel ready to rock first-up.
1st: No1 TEE TRAIN 2nd: No4 Gambeson; 3rd: No2 Campo; 4th: No8 Universal Thief