Top five tips for racing at Doomben, Rosehill and Morphettville

Weekend tips

WE have found our five best racing tips this Saturday and what a card we have to choose from.

There are group one races at both Doomben (Doomben Cup) and Morphettville (Darley Goodwood), which makes for exciting action and with four premier meetings to choose from, there’s a wealth of value on offer.

We have picked our best tips from the aforementioned meetings and have included Rosehill, which has presented good betting fields and some good chances for punters to cash in.

Our tips start at Rosehill where we have featured two runners which we’re confident will get punters off and running on a bumper Saturday of racing.

New Universe – Rosehill Race 3

New Universe couldn’t have been more impressive when winning at Rosehill last start. The former Kiwi was having its first run for Chris Waller and what a performance it produced.

The three-year-old came from last with a storming finish down the outside to defeat race-rival Kawaikini by a length and that win caught the attention of punters.

The son of Darci Brahma won its first two starts in New Zealand by a combined margin of 4.6 lengths before running fifth behind Hall Of Fame at Ellerslie. That form was franked last start and despite rising in weight for this, it looks to have the class edge and this isn’t the strongest field ever assembled.

It’s currently a $2.30 chance at and we think it could move into odds on come start time.

Bonny O’Reilly – Rosehill Race 8

This quality four-year-old is also nominated at Doomben, but it has the much better draw at Rosehill and that’s where it should run.

The Bjorn Baker-trained mare has won five of its first seven starts, including its last three heading into this race. The daughter of O’Reilly produced a game performance to win fresh up last start and it has good form second up.

It’s making the rise back up to rating 85 for this, but it won narrowly in this grade two back at Rosehill and there’s plenty of improvement left. This is a capable field which could features the likes of Guard Of Honour and Reincarnate, but it’s a horse going places and this is a natural progression.

Drawing barrier seven should allow jockey Jason Collett to find a nice position just behind the pace and the $3.20 on offer at is about where we priced up the talented mare.

So You Too – Morphettville Race 1

We have always been happy to take an early favourite on any card and So You Too fits the bill to open the account at Morphettville.

The three-year-old has won only two of its 10 starts to date, but it put the writing on the wall when finishing third in the Euclase Stakes behind Sweet Sherry on this track.

It drops way back in grade for this and punters should expect to see it settle back from the draw and provide another big finishing burst down the outside.

We would have preferred to see it run over 1400m, but it drops in weight after its most recent run and that makes it dangerous with all things being equal.

It’s currently $2.30 at and the next best in the market is paying $11 – so the punters think So You Too can return at better than even money to kick off the group one card on Saturday.

The Pinnacle – Doomben Race 6

It’s not easy going against the likes of Kenedna and Dawn Wall, but the value is with The Pinnacle.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained filly finished second behind Dawn Wall in the Gold Bracelet at the Gold Coast last start, but it was never on the track and it still hit the line with gusto.

The three-year-old scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation and it easily handled the rise up to the 1800m last start. It won’t have to spend much energy from barrier five in this and considering Kenedna had a tough run in the Oaks, The Pinnacle could be the fresh horse on the scene.

$8.50 for the win is a good value price, but we’re not greedy so we’ll happily take the $2.80 to place as we think a top three finish is highly likely.

Splurge – Doomben Race 8

Splurge looks likely to continue the form of the New Zealand-trained runners and Te Akau have flown over a serious sprinter.

The four-year-old son of Savabeel was an easy 1.30-length winner over Passing Shot last start, which extended its winning record to seven from 11 starts.

The Kiwi sprinting form doesn’t always hold up in Australia, but this field isn’t any harder than what it has been facing at home and the conditions are likely to suit underfoot. I has won five from nine starts on a rain-affected track, but is a perfect two from two on the dry.

It won’t matter what the conditions are on Saturday and it looks well-placed from the Autridge/Richards team after drawing barrier eight with Opie Bosson in the saddle.

$5 at Ladbrokes is a price worth taking.

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