The Wolf’s Saturday horse racing tips cover the meetings at Randwick, Moonee Valley and Morphettville. Welcome back Winx!
Dixie Blossoms (Randwick Race 8, No.6)
Dixie Blossoms kicks off her spring at Randwick and The Wolf expects her to make a winning return. This mare had a terrific first preparation and her form around the likes of Tsaritsa, Believe and Single Gaze stacks up well. Ron Quinton sadly lost Peeping over the winter break but tipping this four-year-old will have no trouble filling the void as the stable flagbearer. Her trials have been outstanding.
Super Tycoon (Randwick Race 1, No.3)
This gelding is flying at the minute. He is chasing four straight and he looks to have found another perfect race to make it four. He showed a brilliant turn of foot at Rosehill last start in a career-best win. Faces a similar grade of rivals and despite rising to 60kg, doubt that’ll stop him. Just like last week with Extensible, The Wolf expects to make a winning start to the day.
Ulman (Morphettville Race 7, No.5)
It’s taken a few years of racing and a stable swap to Darren Weir but this son of Sebring is finally starting to cash in on his ability. He has always been a handy horse but he’s really in the groove now, recording back-to-back wins. Two back he beat Duke Of Brunswick (since won) while last start he held off the highly-spruiked import Pilote D’essai. He is flying and beautifully placed here in Adelaide to win again.
Heatherly (Moonee Valley Race 8, No.5)
Can’t wait to see this brilliant mare return in the Carlyon Stakes. The Wolf expects her to win it too, especially with Wild Rain scratched. The stable got too cute with her at the start of her last preparation, trying to ride her with a sit. Once they reverted back to the free-wheeling style we know and love she was near unstoppable. Went around $3.70F in the Oakleigh Plate the last time we saw her. Tipping she’ll improve even further this campaign. Get on the bandwagon from the start.
Pound Sterling (Randwick Race 4, No.7)
Don’t discount Pound Sterling from running a big race in the Up And Coming Stakes. All of the chat is about Derryn and Thronum but The Wolf was impressed with the win of the Waller-trained youngster first-up. The time was much quicker than the race stablemate Cocoexcel won and Ebonos, who ran second, pushed potential top liner Spirit And Fire on Wednesday.
3,5,7 / 6 / 6 / 2,3
6,8 / 3,9,10 / 5 / 6,10,13,18
Warwick Stakes (Randwick)
Welcome back Winx. The mighty mare is chasing 10 straight wins and despite all of the drama around her minor surgery over the winter, she’ll brain this lot. Chris Waller will have her ready to go fresh to protect her record. Who runs second though? The Wolf is tipping an outsider in Vanbrugh. Love the way this four-year-old has travelled in his trials. Expect him to figure in handicap miles over the carnival.
Silver Shadow Stakes (Randwick)
Omei Sword is the early favourite and rightly so, given the enormous amount of upside she has. The other big thing in her favour here is the speed engaged. Zealady’s Night Out, Thyme For Roses and Bacarella will all carve across from wide gates while Rather Sweet will be keen to hold her spot from the inside. Calliope beat Omei Sword when they met over the autumn but she’s a very unreliable barrier horse. Questions remain over whether Manaya has come up this spring.
Show County Quality (Randwick)
Vashka has been off the scene for a long time but his trials have been outstanding. He looks to be really humming at the moment. Note that James McDonald finally breaks his connection to Generalife to ride him too. Le Romain has trialled up well and he’ll get the gun run behind Vashka and Tycoon Tara, who was a very brave winner of the Missile first-up on a bog track. The query is how much that gut-buster has taken out of her second-up.