Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Monday’s racing coming your way from Newcastle on 10 January 2022
Best Bet: FIELD WIRI (Race 6)
Value Bet: MEMBERS ONLY (Race 5)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
SEA LEGEND was having his peak run when winning his last start over nine furlongs by two and a half lengths. He hit the front at the 250M mark that day to win easing down approaching the line. From his handy draw four, he could prove good enough to chalk up a quick double here. KING KIKAU is seldom far off the action, finishing third last time out over ten furlongs, just over a half length behind the winner. He made his move approaching the home turn that day and was only collared late. The colt is drawn in gate two and gets cheek pieces fitted for the first time. Should these have the desired effect, he could prove to be the biggest threat to the top choice. SIR DIAMOND followed up his maiden win in his penultimate start over a mile with a fifth place finish last time out over 1750M, 2.8L back from the victor. He was slow away that day and steps up in distance here, but this may well be the trip that he is looking for and as such, should be included in all bets.
The day’s value bet, MEMBERS ONLY has posted two solid last efforts after returning from a 29 week break, the latest when third over 1250M, 6.3L adrift of the winner, but he was making good late progress that day suggesting that the extra ground available here will be very much to his liking. From draw seven and having his peak run, he will be looking to post his second career victory. KINSHIP raced just behind the pace before ending up in third place last time out over six furlongs, 1.8L behind the winner. He too has his peak outing, but in his case after a longer 31 week absence and has a slightly better gate five. LONELY POWER is drawn one inside the latter and is yet another to have his peak start, but after 19 weeks. He stayed on well in his latest outing over 1250M, 8.2l behind the winner. The gelding gets the blinkers re-fitted for todays run and if this move gets him to concentrate all the way down to the wire, he should not be easily overlooked in this line-up.
FIELD WIRI is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she is lightly raced having had just the five starts to date. Those outings have however yielded a first, second and a third place finish last time out over 1350M, just over a length and a half behind the winner, this despite her losing both of her hind shoes. The form of that race has stood up well with two runners out off that contest subsequently winning. She faces a wide draw fourteen out of seventeen, but will get the services of ex-SA jockey Keagan Latham, so will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle. As such, she is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. SHERRINGFORD showed plenty of toe when winning by half a length when making his debut over six furlongs, notwithstanding hanging out over the closing stages. He would have learnt from that experience and with the natural improvement that can be expected, he could emerge as the biggest danger to the top pick. He has however drawn even worse in gate sixteen, but he should use that early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy. HADOUKEN won his last start over 1250M by a short-head. He finished well in that contest to get up in the shadow of the post and has his peak outing here after returning from an 18 week break. He should be involved in the finish.
Two 3yr old and a 4yr old filly could fight out the finish to this race and complete the trifecta, but PARADISE ISLAND is taken to lead the pack home. She had her consistency rewarded with her maiden victory last time out over 1150M by just over two and a half lengths, despite coming three wide into the home straight. The form of that race has been franked and although taking on stronger here, she should turn in another honest performance today. She will have to overcome a wide draw thirteen, but she processes good gate speed and should be able to move across without consuming too much gas. DON’T DOUBT KATIE also won her maiden race last time out, but in her case over five furlongs by a short-head and when returning from an 18 week rest. The way she finished off her race that day would suggest that she should enjoy the extra trip of this contest. MISS KOJIKI was carried wide approaching then home turn before ending up in fourth place last time out over five furlongs, 2.3L adrift of the victor. She faces a wideish draw seven, but on the plus side, she will get 2kgs taken off her back courtesy of her claiming apprentice to aid her cause.