Horse Racing Tips – Monday 28th February

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews the race meeting this afternoon at Hamilton, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 selected races. Good luck, punters!


Interesting race here. There are 14 runners and is our first bet of the day. Rain has abandoned all the meetings in NSW and Qld and it will be raining during this race too. Which may suit this filly TOPEKA. She is by Headwater, strangely enough, and she has raced twice thus far, finishing 4th at Bendigo and then finished like a train at Ballarat to grab 3rd this grade over this trip. Was spelled after that given time to fill out. Last night she was heavily supported to win this. Money speaks volumes. The newcomer, EASY ON THE EYES has no trial form, but has also been backed and has the rails post. Quinella them up.

Tip: TOPEKA  @ $2.40

Here’s a fascinating race. The two drawn inside, gates 1 and 2 are both sharing favouritism at $2.35 each. And I think the mare on the rails, STYLISH ENUFF will get the cash. She is 3rd up today after a pair fo great runs both in this grade when leading and placing. On both occasions she carried 63kg. Today, now fitter, she drops to 60kg courtesy of a claim. She is a front-runner so off this inside draw I see her punching through to lead early, following the rail around and being too strong late. Obvious danger is SAVVY SOVEREIGN but he gets back a little and will have to lump 63.5kg and run her down to win. Which may prove hard. Quinella.

Tip: STYLISH ENUFF @ $2.30

I don’t think I’ve seen many weaker races at this BM level than this one before. You could build a case for all of them to lose. But, GOOD GIRL BELLA, in her distant past, has good form at this distance where most of these are stayers resuming or this is short of their pet trips. This mare is fit and is dropping a long way in grade today.

Tip: GOOD GIRL BELLA  @ $6.50