Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Sunday’s racing coming your way from Sunday on 7 August.
Best Bet: HARDWARE LANE (Race 6)
Value Bet: MANILA THRILLER (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
SCARLET PRINCE is a two-time winner, plus having a second and a third place finish from his seven starts to date, so clearly has some ability, but he was a tad disappointing when finishing twelfth last time out over seven furlongs, just under nine and a half lengths behind the winner and was immediately rested for 24 weeks, during which time he was gelded. He returns here after finishing second in his only barrier trial. He has pulled gate six and will have 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice.
BALEDON had to be held up at the 200M mark before finishing strongly to end up in second place last time out over six furlongs, just under a half length back from the winner. The gelding was returning from a 27 week break that day and from his handy draw four, he should be right up there when they hit the line.
MURKOWSKI is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she was hampered at the start when finishing fifth last time out over 1100M, 6.2L adrift of the victor when returning from a 28 week spell. She will have to negotiate draw nine, but she should be doing her best work late and should be included in all bets.
STAR BUYER had finished second in his two runs prior to ending up in fourth spot last time out over 1300M, 5.2L back from the winner. He did however jump awkwardly and overraced wide without cover in the early and middle stages that day and not surprisingly had nothing to offer over the closing stages. He has his first run for his new trainer and if fully settled into his new surroundings, he should give a good account of himself here, jumping from his useful gate three.
A 4yr old and a 3yr old filly could chase him home with the slight preference going to ALLEGORICAL who has finished closer to the winner in each of her last four runs, the latest when second over five furlongs, just under a half length adrift of the victor. She faces a wide draw nine, but she should be finishing off her race well over the closing stages.
NYMAGEE race up with the leaders when finishing third on debut over five furlongs, eight lengths adrift of the winner. She was then put away for 25 weeks and returns here without having had the benefit of a barrier trial, so her fitness will have to be taken on trust. She will have to overcome an even wider draw fourteen, but she should use her early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy and will have 2kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.
The day’s best bet, HARDWARE LANE followed up his penultimate run victory over five furlongs with a sixth place finish last time out over 1100M, 6.3L behind the winner, but he had to be steadied off the heels of other runners at the 600M when overracing that day. He gets gate six and if bouncing back to some of his earlier form, he could prove hard to topple in this line-up.
MAGNETIC has won three out of his last four starts, the latest over five furlongs by two and a half lengths when returning from a 19 week break and the form of that race has stood up well with two runners out of that contest subsequently winning. The gelding is a speedy sort and from draw seven, he will appreciate having 2kgs taken off his back for the services of his claiming apprentice.
BOMBDIGGITY was somewhat disappointing when fourth in his latest outing over 1100M, 7.8L back from the winner, but that was at a stronger center. He was also returning from a 22 week spell that day and whilst he is drawn the widest of them all in gate ten, he will have a 2kg reduction in the weight that he will carry thanks to his claiming apprentice and is likely to be picking off the front runners over the closing stages of the race.
A 6yr old mare and a 4yr old filly could fight out the finish to this race and secure the exacta, but the day’s value bet, MANILA THRILLER is taken to lead the pack home. She has finished second in two of her three last runs, the latest over 1300M, 2.3L behind the winner. She was well back going into the home turn that day, but delivered a strong finish over the latter stages and the form of that race has been franked. She will have to overcome a wide draw ten, but if her jockey is able to have her in a handier position, she may be able to record her second career win here.
SUPER AURORA overraced early, but made good late progress to finish second last time out over six furlongs, 2.3L off the winner. She will have to deal with a wide draw eleven, but on a positive note, she will have 2kgs removed from her carded weight thanks to her claiming apprentice.
COME ON HARRY won over this trip three runs back and then lost his jockey last time out. The gelding has a wideish gate eight and returns from a 19 week break, but did finish fifth in his only barrier trial to prove his fitness and should not be overlooked.