Alice Springs betting tips & quaddie picks | NT Guineas Day, 16/4

What Day 2 – 2022 Alice Springs Cup Carnival
Where Alice Springs Turf Club – Pioneer Park Racecourse South, Stuart Hwy, Connellan NT
When Saturday, April 16, 2022
Feature Race Race 7 : NT Guineas
First Race 1:52pm AEST

Alice Spring Turf Club will play host to the seven race meeting for Day 2 of the 2022 Alice Springs Cup Carnival with the feature race being the NT Guineas in race seven. See the race-by-race betting preview, best odds, top tips & quaddie numbers by our Northern Territory racing specialist David White here at First race is set to start at 1:52pm.

Race 1 – $20,000 Australian Transit Group 0-70 Handicap (1200m)

A last start winner against 0-58 opposition when she blitzed her rivals by eight lengths. Making the big step up against rivals with more class, but City Jet (Jessie Philpot) looked great on April 2 and the Trevor Montgomerie stable is flying. Will Savage’s Cut It Out (Casey Hunter) is a big threat after winning on debut in Alice on March 26 and Phil Cole’s Mini Boom boasts outstanding form. Madam Mischief, Celtic Belle and Dream Dreamer are capable of making an impact.

Race 1 – Best Bet

Race 1 – City Jet Silk #4 City Jet (8)

5yo Mare | T: Trevor Montgomerie | J: Jessie Philpot (56kg)

$4.50 with PlayUp

Race 2 – $20,000 Darwin Horse Floats 0-62 Handicap (1100m)

Trevor Montgomerie’s A Thousand Degrees (Wayne Kerford) has been racing well since arriving in Alice Springs. A win and a second was followed by success against 0-62 class last Saturday over 1000m. Carries an extra 2kg on Saturday. John Peacock’s Super Famous (Casey Hunter) should not be far away after a terrific win on debut in the Red Centre on April 2. Phil Cole’s Colhoun (Wayne Davis) caught the eye last Saturday finishing second against 0-66 class. Harpuna, Liberty Blue and Siakam are not out of it.

Race 2 – Best Bet

Race 2 – A Thousand Degrees Silk #1 A Thousand Degrees (2)

7yo Gelding | T: Trevor Montgomerie | J: Wayne Kerford (60.5kg)

$5.50 with Palmerbet

Race 3 – $30,000 Ladbrokes “The Soldier” Lightning Handicap (1000m)

The last serious hit out for the field of six sprinters before the $100,000 Pioneer Sprint (1200m) on May 1. Kerry Petrick’s Our Luca (Casey Hunter) is in tremendous form with three wins and two seconds in his last five starts. Definitely has the form on the board. Tayarn Halter’s talented NT sprinter Eastwood (Paul Shiers) returns from a spell, but spots Our Luca six kilograms. Trevor Montgomerie’s Bryan’s Babe (Jessie Philpot) and Lisa Whittle’s Mathematics (Paul Denton) are racing well. Devil’s Temptation and Arrogant Miss might find it tough going.

Race 3 – Best Bet

Race 3 – Our Luca Silk #2 Our Luca (1)

8yo Gelding | T: Kerry Petrick | J: Casey Hunter (55kg)

$2.00 with Neds

Race 4 – $25,000 Indervon Handicap (1900m)

A prelude to the $110,000 Alice Springs Cup (2000m) on May 1 and last year’s Cup winner might prove hard to beat. After racing in Melbourne late last year, Garry Lefoe’s I Am The Fox (Paul Shiers) returned to Darwin on March 25 finishing second behind 2020 NT Derby winner Budget King over 1600m. Phil Cole’s Military Zone (Wayne Davis) is tipped to improve after a first up second over 1600m last weekend. Will Savage’s Masaru Warrior (Casey Hunter) has struck form of late, while Coin Collector and Halogem are the best of the rest.

Race 4 – Best Bet

Race 4 – I Am The Fox Silk #1 I Am The Fox (1)

8yo Gelding | T: Garry Lefoe | J: Paul Shiers (60kg)

$3.00 with Bet365

Race 5 – $20,000 0-76 Handicap (1400m)

Missed the start last Saturday before storming home to finish a narrow second behind the in-form Tanner over 1200m. He should have won the race. With a bit more luck and a 5kg drop in weight Greg Connor’s Bar Gem (Jessie Philpot) is a big chance. Trevor Montgomerie’s Well Known (Jarrod Todd), Mark Nyhan’s Jet Jackson (Sonja Wiseman), Lisa Whittle’s Desert Lass (Paul Denton) and Russell Bell’s Wayanka (Lorelle Crow) have done nothing wrong of late in what should be a highly competitive race.

Race 5 – Best Bet

Race 5 – Bar Gem Silk #3 Bar Gem (7)

6yo Gelding | T: Greg Connor | J: Jessie Philpot (55kg)

$2.15 with Unibet

Race 6 – $20,000 Perks Maiden Handicap (1400m)

Scott Whittle’s Yowza (Wayne Kerford) will take a power of beating if last Saturday’s narrow loss on debut at Pioneer Park to Sedona is any guide. That was against 0-58 opposition, so it appears that only bad luck will be his only hurdle. George Cooke’s Rockford Files (Lorelle Crow) and Will Savage’s Saiken (Casey Hunter) have regularly finished among the place-getters since the start of the year. Super King and Xtra Fun are the only starters, but the pair are battling.

Race 6 – Best Bet

Race 6 – Yowza Silk #2 Yowza (5)

6yo Gelding | T: Scott Whittle | J: Wayne Kerford (59kg)

$1.60 with Unibet

Race 7 – $50,000 Imparja NT Guineas (1600m)

Unbeaten in seven starts, Terry Gillett’s Dakota Lee (Stan Tsaikos) is currently the shining star in NT racing and will start as a very short-priced favourite in the Red Centre’s feature three-year-old race of the year. Has been unstoppable and prevailed by five lengths when the filly faced most of the runners she will meet in the Guineas over 1400m a fortnight ago. Dakota Lee also drops 4.5kg after that win. Greg Connor pair Flying Start (Jessie Philpot) and Manhattan Man (Jarrod Todd), Lisa Whittle’s Omoplata (Wayne Kerford) and Phil Cole’s Bartolini (Wayne Davis) should be fighting it out for the minor placings.

NT Guineas Best Bet

Race 7 – Dakota Lee #8 Dakota Lee (8)

3yo Filly | T: Terry Gillett | J: Stan Tsaikos (56kg)

$1.05 with Betfair

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