Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s meetings, with horse racing tips and analysis for the five best bets of the day. Good luck, punters!


This nicely bred daughter of Capitalist named MY ELOISE looks perfectly placed. This is just her 4th start but significantly, her best efforts have been while fresh and she resumes here. Last start was beaten 14 lengths in town when on speed, but just failed to pick her legs up on a very heavy track. Likes to scoot along, gets a fast track today in a race she can lead all the way in. Have in your numbers as she looks set for a first up win.


I like the look of KING NEPTUNE in this. He is second up after a useful but hardly exciting 5th on debut in this grade. I suspect he will improve a great deal and late in betting last start some good money was invested upon him suggesting the stable do rate him. The other main hopes have all drawn poorly but he should get the run of the race from his gate and I think he runs a big race. SHOOTOOSE is my 2nd choice.


Gee this looks a nice race for the top weight DALAVIN. Last start at Randwick on Melbourne Cup day, he dislodged his rider Grant Buckley but raced around unscathed. Today he is down in grade but the magic is found in Ellen Hennessy. She claims 2 kgs and this brings his weight down too 59kg. Which, from a handicapping point of view, means this bloke is weighted to win this race comfortably. Perhaps DON LUIGI can bob up and grab the quinella prize.


A few chances here, well a few chances depending on how the race will be run. It does look like there is a fair bit of early speed ensuring a really solid contest favouring those with staying form. Enter the top weight ZOUNIQUE. He resumes here and has a neat fresh record but more importantly last campaign he showed good ability in better grade when on a good track. Gets that here and a welcome 3kg claim which brings him right into this. The improving MALABAR could be second pick.


Ipswich R7 – Cl 1 Hcp 1350m

16:50 (Qld local time)

The way WRITROSE raced on pace in a Gold Coast maiden last start then shot away in the straight to win easily suggests she is a progressive filly and this grade isn’t going to stop her climb up the ladder of success. Is very fit, is a stablemate to Zaaki and from the rails draw looks perfectly placed to win again.