Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Friday's Australian racing taking place at Tamworth.
Best Bet: ICE IN VANCOUVER (Race 8)
Value Bet: TOTAL RECALL (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 5 – 8)
Leg 1: 2, 10, 4
Leg 2: 6, 5, 4
Leg 3: 8, 1, 5
Leg 4: 2, 6
LEVI’S STORM has only had the three runs to date and showed solid improvement to win his maiden race last time out when putting six lengths between himself and the balance of the field. He went from jump to wire that day and sped away from the opposition in the home straight to record a comfortable victory and the form of that race has been franked. He has also finished second in a subsequent barrier trial. From gate six and having 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice, he looks to be the one that they all have to beat. KINGSTAR BULLET is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over this distance with a second place finish next time out over the same c&d, two lengths behind the winner. She hit the front at the 200M mark that day and was only run out of it very late. She faces a wide draw fifteen, but with a bit of luck in running, she should give the males a good run for their money. MANSENETA is the stable companion to the top choice and battled all the way down to the wire when ending up in fifth place last time out over this c&d, 4.7L back from the winner. He gets the cheek pieces fitted for the first time today and if these have the desired effect, he should be right up there when they hit the line. He jumps from a handy draw two and appears to be a solid backup for the yard.
SATIN RUBY has shown good improvement in her last two starts finishing fourth in the latest over six furlongs, just over a half length behind the winner and the form of that race has stood up well with three runners subsequently winning. She also attracted plenty of betting support that day and she is sure to put her pole position to good use. KISLINA has finished second in her last two starts, the latest over six furlongs where she was 3.3L adrift of the victor when returning from a 21 week break. She stayed on well that day and from draw five, she should keep the top choice honest. DOPPELPUNKT is drawn one outside the latter and had her consistency rewarded with a 2.3L victory last time out over six furlongs. She is a speedy sort who has her first outing for her new trainer and if fully settled into her new surroundings, she should be a big runner in this line-up.
Today’s value bet, TOTAL RECALL is the only ride for Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams, who makes the trip from Victoria State. He sat just behind the leaders turning into the home straight and then chased them down to win his last start over this c&d by one and a half lengths when returning from a 21 week rest. He will have to negotiate draw ten, but he should use his early gate speed to secure a handy position without expending too much energy. WREN’S DAY won his penultimate outing over this trip and then finished second next time out over the same c&d, just under a half length adrift of the winner. He was bumped at the 150M pole that day and might have just about won that contest but for that incident. He faces gate eight, but he should be right up there in the firing line. PETRONIUS is drawn one inside the latter and also won his penultimate run over this distance. He then ended up in seventh place next time out when stepping up to 1500M, 3.2L back from the winner. However, nothing went his way that day as he had to be steadied at the 1200M mark and then hung approaching the turn and in the home straight and then finally his saddle slipped over the closing stages. He has won a subsequent barrier trial and should be included in all bets.
ICE IN VANCOUVER has only had the three runs to date and was a comfortable winner of his fist two outings, the first over five furlongs and the second over 1150M when winning by just under four and a half lengths. He then finished last in his next start over six furlongs, a distance back from the winner, but it was discovered that he had cardiac arrhythmia and that effort should be totally ignored. He was rested for 26 weeks before his trainer was happy enough that he was over this issue. He sent him out for a barrier trial, which he promptly won by nearly eight lengths. He jumps from a cozy draw two and is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. CASINO LORD attempts his hat-trick after two wins over this c&d, the latest by a short-head. He jumped awkwardly that day and then overraced before finishing strongly over the latter stages of that contest to claim victory in the shadow of the post. He faces a wide draw eleven, but he could emerge as the immediate danger to the top pick. RUBIC HONOUR also goes for his trio of victories after two wins over the five furlongs, the latest by three lengths and the form of that race has stood up well with four runners subsequently winning. He is the stable mate to the top selection and returns from a 29 week absence, but he did finish third in his only barrier trial to prove his fitness. He is stuck out wide in gate fifteen, but he is a speedy sort who will be hoping to move across without using up too much energy. He represents a solid back-up for the yard.