Horse Racing Tips – Thursday 31st March

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews today’s Newcastle meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Heavy 9

Rail Position: Out 4m 400m to w/p, then 5m remainder entire

What a tough race.  I have a funny feeling that being drawn a bit deep today is not such a bad thing on a rain-effected track. So the speedy ONE WAY STREET may well jump and stay wide for as long as possible before crossing down the the fence and leading these all home. This will be his 3rd race start but his first this campaign. Previously, in this grade at the provincials, he led and was nabbed late over 1000m. Shorter trip here suits. Last time he raced he was gunned down late by Petulant who came out and won a Cl 1 by 3 lengths next start. I’ll quinella this bloke today with the bottom horse MAROONIYAH.

Tip: ONE WAY STREET

You just had to like the way STROMBUS trialled the other day. He was fresh and took three career runs into the trial but he won it in find form. Hughie takes the mount today which suggests to me that the horse is forward enough to goi bang here. Has the top weight to contend with but also has city form to boast. Perhaps MYSTIC MERMAID who was 2nd at this level at only race start, can run the quinella for us.

 

Tip: STROMBUS

This looks to me like being a big day for Hugh Bowman., He may well ride a treble and this will be the highlight. He rides CONFESSED here for Kris Lees who has 7 runners engaged! That must have been fun finding riders. Anyway, she is in form and a last start Brisbane winner. What tipped the balance in her favour is that Lees engaged Bowman, who will ride her half a kilo over. He wouldn’t have done that without stable confidence in her.

Tip: CONFESSED