Sunday Racing Tips - 16th June
We’ve travelled far and wide across this great country to find the best bets to round out a huge weekend of punting.
There’s a focus on younger and more up-and-coming horses for Sunday’s best. But there is also a well-experienced mare that races well fresh and hopefully turns up at an eachway price. Our best of the bunch is out of the Kris Lees barn and appears to be a very handy juvenile.
Kalgoorlie is racing on a Good 3 with the rail +7m the entire.
Mount Gambier is racing on a Soft 7 with the rail true the entire.
Port Macquarie is racing on a Soft 6 with the rail +2m from 1400m to 375m, true remainder.
Sunshine Coast is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +11m the entire.
Port Macquarie Race 1 - 11:55am Wauchope Motel Maiden Plate (1106 Metres)
Likely to box seat, two-year-old HIBERN is the one to beat. The Kris Lees-trained daughter of Wandjina was soft in betting on debut at Scone, behind impressive stablemate Magnolia Power, which won by just under six lengths. In running second, Hibern beat the rest by a length-and-a-half. Magnolia Power has since gone to town to run just over a length off the stakes-performed Terminology. This looks a perfect opportunity for her to open her account.
1st: No11 HIBERN 2nd: No10 Full Of Spirit 3rd: No7 Peachies Dream 4th: No1 Mymatemitch
Mount Gambier Race 2 - 1:45pm (AEST) Do It Yourself Fencing / Sabois Maiden Plate (900 Metres)
LA PETITE ROUSSE is a very speedy mare and, making her Mount Gambier debut, should be favoured by the unique dimensions of the course which features a dog leg bend into the short straight. The Equiano mare will be leading for long time under in-form apprentice Caitlin Jones and, back to 900m, let’s hope she can hold on!
1st: No7 LA PETITE ROUSSE 2nd: No6 Grassmere Miss 3rd: No5 Farewell Greta 4th: No3 Scallywag
Port Macquarie Race 4 - 1:49pm M & S Print Wauchope Sprint (1106 Metres)
Well drawn is VALBEATA and has handled rain-affected going in the past but the biggest flashing red light is that the five-year-old mare is first-up and fresh which is when she usually shows her best. Her form last preparation behind eventual MNCRA Country Championships Qualifier winner and Country Championships Final runner-up Lucciola Belle reads extremely well, especially considering Valbeata gave her weight in the Port Macquarie Queen Of The North. Freshness is the key.
1st: No6 VALBEATA 2nd: No1 Prince Mayted; 3rd: No2 Patriot 4th: No4 Golden Comet
Sunshine Coast Race 6 - 3:07pm Parklands Tavern Qtis Three-Years-Old Handicap (1600 Metres)
SIMPLY SACRED was forced to work extremely hard early on in her last start before over-racing and folding up on straightening at Ipswich behind subsequent Queensland Derby contender Mahis Angel and a nice filly out of Chris Waller’s yard named Guise. It’s worth mentioning that she was galloped on during that Ipswich outing so forgiveness should be applied when assessing her chances. Back to a mile and from a good yard.
1st: No10 SIMPLY SACRED 2nd: No11 Flying Pretty 3rd: No6 Mishani Braveheart 4th: No3 Mystic Mist
Kalgoorlie Race 5 - 5:10pm (AEST) Battery Capital Maiden (1100 Metres)
Trained by the king of the Goldfields Peter Fernie, FISHY is a filly who is cherry ripe to win; fourth up, back to 1100m, from barrier one with blinkers replacing the winkers. The three-year-old should lead for giggles with in-form apprentice Jade McNaught on. McNaught rode a treble on Thursday at Pinjarra and well and truly has her eye in.
1st: No7 FISHY 2nd: No12 Ronan Empire 3rd: No4 Serket 4th: No5 Dance West
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*Odds correct at time of publishing