Tuesday Racing Tips - 25th June
We are tipping some handy youngsters to break their maidens this afternoon at Hawkesbury and Ballarat.
There are some talented types going around today at Hawkesbury and Ballarat and our expert has zeroed in on a few of those that look ripe for the picking. The best of our selections today comes from the Hawkesbury track and has Glyn Schofield aboard. Has good form behind some nice horses and this looks his race.
Hawkesbury is racing on a Soft 7 with the rail +2m 800m-400m, True the remainder.
Ballarat is racing on the Synthetic.
Hawkesbury Race 1 - 12:50PM Blake’s Marine Prov & Ctry Maiden Handicap (1100 Metres)
Matty Dale scratched this fellow earlier in the week to be saved for this. SCROOGE (NEXT BEST BET) was the flashing light on debut when out the back and wide but still finding the line stylishly behind Fabulous Fran, which led, at Wagga on June 4. He will definitely be better for the experience while Blaike McDougall retains the ride but they’ve come up with barrier 10 which is slightly better than they had first-up. Better for the experience, this colt is worth following.
1st: No1 SCROOGE 2nd: No7 Night Flyer; 3rd: No2 Beaurama; 4th: No3 Philanthropist
Ballarat Race 1 - 1:00PM Medical Edge 3YO Maiden Plate (1200 Metres)
Taking a punt on HELLO SWEETHEART to resume on a high. The daughter of Reward For Effort hasn’t had a great deal of luck in her career so far but has shown enough to put her on top in this. Was outclassed in the Inglis Dash behind Tropezina but finished fourth at Moe after being blocked for clear room at a vital stage on Feb 17 before going for a break.
Was impressive in winning a trial on the Cranbourne Synthetic on June 18, leading throughout and not asked to do much by Michael Poy when registering the fastest time of the day over 760m. Barrier 11 is a bit sticky but Poy may push forward in search of a prominent spot. Worth a ticket.
1st: No8 HELLO SWEETHEART 2nd: No2 Captain Morgan; 3rd: No5 Surfliner; 4th: No14 Love Machine
Hawkesbury Race 3 - 2:05PM Hawkesbury Gazette 2YO Maiden Handicap (1300 Metres)
KNICKPOINT was ultra impressive in a recent trial and we are backing it to knock over his more fancied stablemate, Secretively. Trained by James Cummings, Knickpoint finished second and hit the line probably better than any other horse behind Big Parade, which went on to break his maiden was heavily backed to win at Eagle Farm in Listed grade on the weekend when ultimately finishing second to Kordia. Knickpoint has drawn six and get’s Group One-winning jockey Jason Collett aboard and at the price is definitely worth an eachway ticket.
1st: No4 KNICKPOINT 2nd: No1 Secretively; 3rd: No8 Echo Lad; 4th: No13 Strange Charm
Hawkesbury Race 5 - 3:15PM Robert Oatley Wines 3YO & Up Maiden Plate (1300 Metres)
We are tipping BLAZING (BEST BET) to break its maiden status in this. The Lee Curtis-trained runner has had two starts for two placings, the latest of those on June 13 when narrowly beaten by Warfare over 1200 metres. Prior to that he was just under three lengths off Sir Elton which has since won again. Is likely to lead from barrier one and Glyn Schofield should be able to dictate terms to perfection. Extra distance here not a worry. On top for us!
1st: No2 BLAZING 2nd: No1 Alert The Press; 3rd: No7 Kiss And Tell; 4th: No8 Mid Air
Ballarat Race 8 - 4:30PM Hygain Winners Choice BM58 Handicap (2100 Metres)
Loved the way FINE EVADER won here on May 27 and there’s no reason why he can’t get the job done again. Came from second last on the turn to show a sharp turn of foot, bursting through the middle of the pack to race clear in record time in winning by over four lengths from Column and Nelsons Arch. Meets Column worse off at the weights this time but this guy is a Synthetic track specialist having won and placed twice in three attempts on the surface. Warmed up for this assignment with a trial over the hurdles. Jack Hill jumps on board again. Stick.
1st: No7 FINE EVADER 2nd: No3 Column; 3rd: No2 Gee Gee Caughtya; 4th: No9 Penthouse Kitten