Alice Springs betting preview & free tips | Saturday, February 17

Alice Springs tips

What Alice Springs Races
Where Pioneer Park Racecourse – Stuart Highway, Connellan NT 0870
When Saturday, February 17, 2024
First Race 1:37pm ACST

There will be 53 horses on deck for the six-race meeting at Alice Springs this Saturday, with last year’s Pioneer Sprint winner, Supreme Attraction, lining up in an open handicap over 1200m. Up to 16mm of rain fell in the Red Centre earlier in the week, with hot and sunny conditions predicted for the rest of the week. The rail will be in the true position and it will be a good dirt surface.


Flying Yishu returns after three months in the paddock, but in six starts since arriving in Central Australia he has made a huge impression. The four-year-old gelding was a last-start winner over 1400m in November and boasts a win and a third when returning from a spell. After winning an 1100m maiden on his Alice Springs debut last July, the son of Flying Artie backed up two weeks later to post a narrow win over 1400m. Flying Yishu finished second in his next three starts from 1100-1200m, which included going down twice to the talented Red Wraith. Despite jumping from the outside gate and stepping up in class, the former Victorian galloper will benefit from a 3kg claim.

Best Bet

Race 5 – Flying Yishu#2 Flying Yishu (7)

4yo Gelding | T: Greg Connor | J: Lek Maloney (a3) (59.5kg)

+250 with Unibet


After finishing sixth in the Palmerston Sprint (1200m) in Darwin last August, Supreme Attraction had five months off before returning last month. The eight-year-old gelding was no match for Throw At Da Stumps when second over 1000m on January 6 before coming second behind Mighty Murt over 1200m three weeks ago. That latest effort suggested he could be getting back to his best form. The Pioneer Sprint winner carries a lot less weight on Saturday after lumping 62.5kg and 61.5kg in his previous two starts.

Best Bet

Race 1 – Supreme Attraction#1 Supreme Attraction (2)

8yo Gelding | T: Terry Gillett | J: Dylan Stanley (a3) (62.5kg)

+270 with Neds


In his first 32 starts, Vitesse Breeze had only raced beyond 1300m. That resulted in one win for the six-year-old gelding in a 1600m maiden on the Pakenham synthetic surface in August 2021. Arriving in the NT last March, the son of Bullet Train had nine starts for three minor placings before debuting over 1200m on January 6. Vitesse Breeze saluted narrowly in 0-58 grade that day before putting Class 2 opposition to the sword over 1200m a week later. Had he not been held up at a critical stage in the home straight three weeks ago over 1200m, he would have gone close to winning that race too.

Best Value

Race 2 – Vitesse Breeze#5 Vitesse Breeze (4)

6yo Gelding | T: Greg Connor | J: Casey Hunter (58.5kg)

+600 with Bet365

Alice Springs Saturday quaddie tips – Feb 17, 2024

Alice Springs quadrella selections

Saturday, February 17, 2024

  1. 1-2-3-4-6
  2. 3-5-7-10
  3. 2-3
  4. 1-2

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