Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three horse racing tips from Kembla & Coffs Harbour. Good luck, punters!
I have always been in favour of backing horses coming down in grade and in this race the heavily weighted toppie READY FOR DANGER fits that bill. He is third in this, and finally at a trip that suits. was last when resuming at stakes level, then not too far away in a BM 88 race that was too short. But they just served as fitness runs because he looks, despite the weight and outside draw, very nicely placed. Should be too classy.
Tip: READY FOR DANGER
Godolphin can win this with their forever luckless mare BADIA. She is honest and always puts in but rarely gets enough things going her way to salute. Today, a great push can be found in the jocks. Jason Collett rides and he would normally ride horses trained by Clare Cunningham. She has FLASH POINT engaged and it’s a $4.80 chance. But Jason has chosen Badia, despite the fact he won rather handsomely on the other horse. Quinella them.
I don’t think this race will unfold the way all those who front-runner JAZZLAND expect it will. The bolter REXX will take him on. As will ACADEMY so the speed will be genuine and that trio will hurt each other. Which then brings SIKANDARABAD into the picture. Yes he’s drawn the car park, yes he has a massive top weight and yes, the win may not be popular among rival trainers and connections but I do think if he finds a spot with cover, he looms as the one to beat. I’d be all over Jazzland if the other speed horses weren’t engaged. But because they are, making it a genuine gallop, then I think the toppie is much the better racehorse.