Our top form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s race meetings and singles out his top three horse racing tips from Wagga this afternoon.
This is a race worth watching. Three definite chances. VILLIANAIRE who is 2nd up following a terrific 2nd placing when resuming, also DEFENCE FORCE who made up many lengths to grab 4th this grade in Victoria and the mare LOVING CILLA who resumes from a spell. I think she might be the play. At just her 2nd race start she finished too hard to win a good maiden then went straight to the city for a strong Highway when she made ground late to 8th, right on the hammers of the placegetters. Has good fresh form and Rachel King booking is significant.
Tip: LOVING CILLA
Yet another really tough race chock full of chances. I like class and will always defer to it so I’m tipping HARD CORE in this. may be the forgotten horse up heading the weights here and resuming from a spell with a 3kg kid on top, but to counter all that, he has strong fresh stats, has consistently raced well in better grade than this and after the claim, comes in very well at the weights. Plus, he will step from gate 3, so that all adds up to him winning with luck. Doesn’t mind getting back so sits about 7th to the bend. Zelago hardest to beat as he will lead. MAD AS ZARIZ has been well backed.
Tip: HARD CORE
Such a balanced, strong, even bunch facing the starter here. Has SPIRIT RIDGE recovered from his hard Sydney Cup run over 3200m? If so, looks very hard to beat. But I like the big grey boy PATHS OF GLORY. He is a tough stayer who can and will, here, sit up parked just behind the speed. He can run fast time for this journey and the way he grafted out a win in very quick time this trip last start over a smart horse suggests he is right back to his very best. Quinella them up.