Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s meetings, with horse racing tips and analysis for his five best bets of the day. Good luck, punters!
There is sooo much to like about this Godolphin youngster AFT CABIN. He is big, rangy, long striding and can run. Performed extra well (although I was on him for a stack first start) when a hard charging 2nd on debut. Loomed to win and looked odds on to do so, but just seemed to run with the other horse instead of going on by. That experience will do him wonders. The trip down south will too. He is smart so get on.
Tip: AFT CABIN
When you see a horse in at its third start this prep, in a grade that it has performed well in and coming off two out of two placings this campaign, you need to include it in your thoughts. So much so, I’ve got REDWOOD SHADOW on top here. Trained by Joe Pride, he looks deliciously placed and more importantly has form on wet tracks. Should make an impact here.
Tip: REDWOOD SHADOW
I just love consistent, honest racehorses and we have one here in NISHIKORI. Two wins and two placings from past five starts conforms with my view. He should, because he is very fit now, park up alongside the leader to the bend and his will-to-win should see him motor clear late. Is up a little in grade but is ready to pounce.
JACKS ON ICE should have improved on his useful first-up 6th at this level. If so, off this coveted inside draw, and with Jake Toeroek guiding him along, he looks the one to beat. Was a rising star last prep. OBI is talented enough to be a player and is 2nd up. Sure to be strong late for the quinella bet.
Tip: JACKS ON ICE
CITY OF SIN sounds exotic and like a place like that, he’s full of tricks. Mixes his form but won two runs back and is ready, after getting a 2kg claim, to be in the fray here also. WINNING ACES resumes and can dash home hard to be the quinella tip.