Racing expert, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three racing tips for the Warwick Farm meeting. Good luck, punters!
Warwick Farm R2 BM72 Hcp 2400m
I just love home track advantages and in this race the top weight KAAPFEVER has that. He has always raced well at this track winning half of his races, is trained here too, and he has won at 2400m too. Not far away when beaten into 6th in the Listed Winter Cup last start when last for home and being 2nd up. Track is still a bit damp and he revels in that too. Should be perfectly wound up, gets a welcome 3kg claim and appeals nicely placed. As does BROWN THOMAS. That’s my quinella bet.
Tip: KAAPFEVER @ $6.60
Warwick Farm R4 – BM64 (3&4YO) 1600m
Strong racing at the Farm today with depth everywhere despite all the scratchings. This is a great example of that. They will back a few here but I sense the timing is right for CADENABBIA. His stablemate Zaaki has been getting all the attention but this bloke isn’t without his talents and in this grade, 3rd up over this trip, with a welcome 3kg allowance, he looks perfectly placed. CAESAR’S PALACE is back a little in trip which will suit and KIBOSH is improving every run, so box them all up in the trifecta.
Tip: CADENABBIA @ $4.30
Warwick Farm R7 – BM72 (3YO+) 1200m
It is very hard to find horses who put this much effort and honesty into their races, but bush mare HELLENISM is one of them. She just wants to do what her rider asks her every start. Drawn awkwardly but that shouldn’t bother her as she is so adaptable. Can ease back to near last then come with a rush or can find her way into the firing line and still put in late. This trip it doesn’t matter a great deal if you are partied three wide at this track. Second up from a spell after a stunning 2nd in a much better race last start. She looks the one.