Rosehill, Caulfield and Morphettville all feature in The Wolf’s Saturday horse racing tips. There’s are plenty of big price winners here.
Shadow Lord (Rosehill Race 8, No.5)
Shadow Lord looks outstanding value at near double figure odds. This four-year-old has race throughout the winter and held his form well. First-up he took the scalp of Burning Passion. Since then he struggled on the very wet track at Randwick with a big weight before running okay at Listed level last start. He got back from the gate there but found the line as well as anything. This is much easier and at 1400m with barrier 1, he’s a massive hope.
Crafty Cop (Caulfield Race 3, No.3)
The Wolf expects the NSW form to dominate this race. Crafty Cop was brilliant on debut at Warwick Farm, leading the field up before nipping home in sharp splits. It was then pilot error that beat him at Rosehill. Subsequent G1 Champagne winner Prized Icon finished alongside him there. He has tuned up with a speedy trial win over Defcon and from barrier 4, expect him to take plenty of catching over 1000m at Caulfield. Joe Pride’s filly Kentucky Miss to run second.
Viaductress (Rosehill Race 5, No.2)
Another Rosehill tip, another one at big odds. The Wolf has found another tip verging on double figure odds. This filly proved herself a genuine city-class performer last prepearation with a third to Tsaritsa (after being posted wide) and a victory over Butterboom of particular note. No trial off a short break is some concern but in an even race she’s definitely worth a ticket at $9.
Magicus (Caulfield Race 9, No.5)
This four-year-old got the job done nicely for The Wolf and his legion of followers last start, labeling him the best bet. Out to 1400m is perfect now third-up and with Craig Williams steering from barrier 3, he should get the run of the race. Hasn’t yet reached his level so there’s still money to be made by following this lightly-raced son of Statue Of Liberty in the Waller yard.
Husson’s Shout (Rosehill Race 3, No.2)
This former South Australian has taking a while to find his feet in NSW but his closing second last start with 62kg over 1200m suggests he is ready to win now. This Highway Handicap looks a perfect assignment for him over 1500m. Drawn well and slips into the field with 56kg after the claim of Nick Heywood. Tipping young Nick will be pretty keen to collect the first prize purse for the trainer, who happens to be his old man!
1,3,4,10 / 3,7 / 4,5 / 1,4,6,10.
1,3,8 / 3,10,11 / 2,13 / 5.
Bletchingly Stakes (Caulfield)
There’s a stack of speed engaged even with The Cleaner coming out, instead set to resume in the Peter Lawrence. Lord Of The Sky, Charmed Harmony and Mahuta will all push forward. Mahuta is six from seven since the blinkers went on. He is a winning machine. The same can’t be said for Fast ‘N’ Rocking who admittedly had no luck in the Monash but that’s just him. He gets everything to suit here but still in the Mahuta camp. Odyssey Moon the knockout.
Winter Challenge (Rosehill)
Confident the Winter Stakes form will prevail here. Oxford Poet kept responding there to hold off Zin Zan Eddie who peaked on his run late after looming to win. Zin Zan Eddie meets Oxford Poet 1.5kg better off and strips fitter. However, The Wolf loves the way Oxford Poet is trending and is keen to see him tackle the 1500m here. Think he’ll be winning again. Save on Eddie.
Lightning Stakes (Morphettville)
Cool Snitzel has won three from five and took the scalp of Heatherly last preparation. She resumes for Darren Weir, having previously been with Pete Moody. Drawn well and doubt DK would have sent her to ADL for this just for a run. She’ll be tuned up to win. Drawn nicely too. Of the rest, Ocean Embers won brilliantly fresh while Power Trip has trialled up nicely and has form around top class youngsters. Expect Clockwork Orange to run a cheeky race at monster odds on a drier track.