Horse Racing Tips – Thursday 17th March

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


Interesting race here. I believe tried horses with form are better bets, most times, then untried horses. So I’m on WILLIAMS BAY here. She’s not the best daughter of Capitalist racing but she has placed in town and on a couple of other occasions too. Add to that, this isn’t a gun field although I’m a little edgy given the volume of money that has come in for the Kris Lees filly EVA DANIELA. It was thrashed on debut but resumes here with Jay Mac in the saddle and a world of money on her back. I’ll quinella them but on exposed form she can’t beat Williams Bay home.


Here’s a cool race. A few city trained horses down for this but I’m on the Queanbeyan runner STREET CRED. He looks primed for this. His runs have been spaced nicely and he can stay all day. Likes to roll forward and be on speed which he did last starter 1800m in the Tom Cotton Cup. Now, that’s a BM 80 race which is a much higher grade than this race. He had a light weight which enabled him to go forward and be in the top two all the way round, finishing 2nd beaten a head. He is 3rd up here so looks super fit and ready and is about the main speed in the race. He wins from NAPOLEAN SOLO who is also down in grade.


Several months ago, the ultra smart Gr 1 horse Hilal stepped out in a maiden at the Kensington course. In the race was another horse who would go on and win $1.3million as a 3YO Calle King Of Sparta. It was a stacked maiden. They ran 1st and 2nd. So who ran 3rd that day? Well, a filly named DIVINA did at $26. That race was over a year ago and Divina fronts up here. She did win her following race but went to the paddock for nearly a year. Back now with two trials under her belt, you’d think off potential alone she wins this. Respect all that.