Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, takes a look at today’s thoroughbred racing and singles out his three top horse racing tips, from Randwick and Ballina. Good luck, punters!

Interesting race this one. BETTY BLOOMS and EXOPLANET are talented and will run on in this. They can both place but I’m not sure either can hold out SOUTHERN ROMANCE in this. His first up run to grab 2nd in a similar race, beating Exoplanet home, just had back me written all over it for next run. Tommy Berry rides and has the draw to get the run of the race. Chris Waller trains and he goes really well at these meets during the week.


What a good race for RUMBERELLA to resume in. Well, that’s what I thought until the rain came forcing a Heavy 9 upon us and so she is scratched for another day. Which opens it up now for former Sydney filly JUGGANAUT. She hasn’t started for 7 months and has moved from Richard Freedman’s to Dwayne Schmidt and in doing so finds a much easier field. She has the good draw and when last in work, wasn’t too far behind in a stacked maiden where several winners have emerged. Keep her in your numbers.


Pardon the pun but there is plenty to like about the chances of PLENTY in this. He’s 3rd up, he has drawn to get the run of the race, he is suited by this trip and his two x second placings in similar races since resuming show that he is a horse on the rise. There will be a few going hard early so he parks just in behind them and unwinds late. The lightly raced THIS IS SO has a strong finishing burst and is suited to this, his home track.