IT’S not often Ellerslie hosts a non-twilight meeting on a Sunday, but that’s the case this week.
We have free racing tips, form and updated odds for the premier betting card which includes the Karaka Cup.
Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1600m)
Transformer has come close to winning its last two starts and Ellerslie should suit nicely. The Clotworthy-trained has good form lines and it should be paying a nice each way price for this.
Race 1 tip: Transformer to win at Neds.com.au
Race 2 – 2YO Handicap (1200m)
Spanish Whisper created a big impression when winning by three lengths on debut and it has the credentials to beat Avantage. The Peter and Dawn Williams-trained runner looks one for the future.
Race 2 tip: Spanish Whisper to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 3 – 3YO Plate (1200m)
One Bakerstreet made mince meat of its opposition last start and that win might have the confidence up now. It gets in with a good weight and draw, so we’re expecting punters to be climbing aboard.
Race 3 tip: One Bakerstreet to win at Neds.com.au
Race 4 – 3YO Plate (1500m)
Ever Loyal finished a nose behind Age of Fire at Ellerslie last start and that stakes-grade form is big for this. Tony Pike has this gelding running along nicely and it brings the class edge to this field.
Race 4 tip: Ever Loyal to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 5 – BM85 Handicap (1400m)
Brighton hasn’t performed at its best this season, but there’s a win coming soon. Trainer Nigel Tiley is in good form and punters will get good value for this runner.
Race 5 tip: Brighton to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 6 – Open Handicap (1200m)
Ja Ja Binks resumed with a handy fourth and it hit the line with purpose. That was a good sign for the five-year-old mare which will be better for the run and should be finishing off well again.
Race 6 tip: Ja Ja Binks to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 7 – Karaka Cup (2200m)
Symphonic has hit top gear at the right time after consecutive victories. The Williams-trained stayer has worked through the grades nicely and it’s capable of winning a race like the Karaka Cup.
Race 7 tip: Symphonic to win at Neds.com.au
Race 8 – BM75 Handicap (2100m)
Savapak looked the likely winner last start, but that run should hold it in good stead here. The Stephen Marsh-trained runner has been around the mark without winning all preparation, but this could be its break through moment.
Race 8 tip: Savapak to win at WilliamHill.com.au