Racing expert, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three racing tips for the Warwick Farm meeting. Good luck, punters!
Rai: Out 3m entire
Track: Heavy 10
Warwick Farm R1 3YO Mdn Hcp 1300m
Every now and then you just see a horse who deserves a win and we have one here in the Kim waugh trained OXFORD VISION. Drawn perfectly, has placed at past 4 runs in this grade and after the scratchings looks the gun horse.
CITRIC is having 2nd race start after 6th on debut in a similar race. Trained here so has claims.
MARALAGO is only average, well has been until much improved 2nd last start in the mud when on speed all the way. Obviously likes it wet.
Tip: OXFORD VISION
Warwick Farm R2 – 2YO Hcp 1100m
SURREAL LEO has race form having run 3rd on debut. Likely to take a great deal of benefit from that. Rates highly.
Hard to miss how impressive RINGMASTER was in easily winning a recent trial. Sat off pace, was asked for one click up and just accelerated away under a hold. Might be pretty smart.
SILENTSAR not knocked about in a recent trial when hitting the line hard and 2nd beaten a nostril. Looks to be pretty sharp.
Warwick Farm R3 – BM72 (3YO +) 1600m
SAMARKAND is a quality horse who resumed from a spell and revelled in the going to win over 1500m at Kembla. This is harder but loves it wet.
CHATEAUX PARK is on the quick back-up from a most impressive last start 3rd when 2nd up this grade. Will get back but should storm home.
VITTORIOSA looks extremely hard to beat. Around here should just jump and run and probably leads all the way. Nearly did that last start this grade when 2nd and is fitter now.
Warwick Farm R4 – BM78 (3YO +) 2130m
Bush galloper HEMMERLE is a revitalised galloper these days and is absolutely flying. Has won 5 of past 8 starts. Up in class here but racing with gusto.
Similar comment for Gwenda Markwell’s MAIN STAGE. Just is so fit and determined and will test these.
SACRAMENTO JOE is fit and drawn perfectly. Sure to get a great run throughout and can sprint late.
Warwick Farm R5 – BM64 (3YO) 1100m
REBEL SHADOW is on home track and looks well placed. Has a great wet track record and goes well while fresh. The 2kg claim helps a great deal too.
HOLD ON HONEY Is relatively lightly raced but seems to be getting better with racing. Great win last start underlines that. Is 3rd up, also on home track and looks hard to beat.
FLYING TYROL won handsomely in easier grade when resuming. Dos race well while fresh so have in your numbers.
Tip: HOLD ON HONEY
Warwick Farm R6 – BM72 (3Yo+) 1200m
Interesting equation here. GAME THEORY has won past two starts, latest over 1300m in this grade. Led all the way that day. Back 100m in trip, but up 2kg. Hmmm, still rates highly.
COAL CRUSHER is a huge wet track lover. Won by a minute just before spell then resumed in a BM 64 with a great win too. Gets a wet one again here.
English galloper TROLL PENINSULA is on Aussie debut here after two useful trials. Watch the market with this one.
Tip: TROLL PENINSULA