Horse Racing Tips – Thursday 24th February

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


Interesting race here. The last time AQUILEON and MONFELICITY met, the latter led and held on to run 2nd while Aquileon plodded on for 3rd. They meet at the same track today, with the same weight difference but this race is on a wetter track and is 500m further. I think they may be just enough to tip the scales into Aquileon’s favour. He is trained here and he is bred to run all day. The filly probably leads and lopes along in front but he will strip fitter. Great contest. Quinella them up.

Tip: AQUILEON  @ $2.60

Here’s a fascinating race. I appreciate the fact that race day efforts don’t always match trial form but gee the way this newcomer STANDING ORDER trialled the other day suggests he is well above average. Hughie rides him here and he did in the trial too. He led and just raced away from a few in this to win with his ears pricked. On disclosed form WILLIAMSBURG looks a solid one to have in your numbers after his opening city 2nd at this trip. Should be even fitter now. Good race, well worth watching and I will have the quinella but with Standing Order the main bet.


I suspect Hugh Bowman has a huge day today. He could easily bring up a treble of wins with this bloke RUSTIC STEEL who looks the bet of the day today. The horse is 2nd up, and has won 2nd up before. He is weighted to win. He was a great 3rd in a stronger race with 60kg last start and most of all, he is trained here. Steps from a great gate too which helps. Big show.

Tip: RUSTIC STEEL  @ $2.20