Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews the Albury & Taree meetings this afternoon, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 selected races. Good luck, punters!


There is so much to like about this race. There is intrigue re every runner. I love the timing associated with this filly SUNCRAFT. And she has been overwhelmingly popular overnight with the corporates too, firming and firming. Today will be her 3rd race start after a neat 7th where she learned about the game, at Newcastle in a stronger maiden, then rattling home for 4th here last start over 1250m. Extra trip looks in her favour today and this is actually her home track. Gets a weight claim, gets the perfect barrier and should sit back in 4th in the one, one sit then explode. SOIREE MISS was a solid 3rd this grade last start so can run on. Quinella them.

Tip: SUNCRAFT @$2.40

One of the very best rules for punting successfully, is to follow the big money wagered overnight. Enter GRACIOUS GRACIE here. She opened at $2.55 and by 8am this morning she was $2.05 after touching $1.90 at one stage. That speaks volumes as does her recent form. Beaten narrowly in a stronger race this trip two starts back, then again at Corowa went down half a head in good time. Looks perfectly placed here and the other massive thing in her favour: this is her home track. PHAKISA has some talent and bob up in 2nd spot.  Quinella them.


I suspect the way this mare MARKIEVICZ sat back on a very heavy track last start, circled the bunch, raced clear and just destroyed her maiden rivals over 1415m as if she had just joined in, suggests there wont be an issue with this trip, or class rise or the fact it’s only a soft track today. Racing too well to denounce.

Tip: MARKIEVICZ @ $2.60