Form student, RIC CHAPMAN, takes a look at today’s thoroughbred racing and singles out his three top horse racing tips, from Sunshine Coast and Murray Bridge. Good luck, punters!

I can’t wait to back this filly EXALTED MAXINE. Her form is inconsistent and if she gets challenged in front she folds up like a deck of cards in the wind. But she does go very well at this track, because it is her home track. And she is dynamite over 900m. Combine them and well we get her with the inform rider Raquel Clark guiding meaning all the stars have aligned. Looks perfectly placed to lead throughout. JIMASSI won well last start this grade so looms as the threat but even though he’s drawn inside her, he hasn’t the pace to hold her out. He can box on for the quinella.


Pretty even bunch gathered here. I’m on INTRINSIC because she is well bred and shows talent enough for this level. Not far away when making late ground in BM78 last start. Ran 4th that day. Has nothing on her back today and should settle from this magic draw into about 5th spot on the rails. If she gets clear air, should really accelerate with this light weight and finish over TOTALLY CHARMED.


Connections of rival runners must have leaped for joy when RAMTASTIC was withdrawn. It paves the way now for LOVE SQUIRRELS to land the cash. She is only a 3YO filly but one with talent and she is 3rd up in this. Both runs to date since resuming have been in much better grade and she hasn’t been all that far away. Will appreciate this and has drawn to be the one getting the gun run.