Free Horse Racing Tips Today – Saturday, April 23, 2022

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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Saturday, April 23, and provided our best horse racing tips

It certainly was a long and trying Autumn carnival, which although may be officially over, there is still no shortage of quality racing in the weeks ahead.

A slight pause on proceedings at Sydney headquarters where we revert to a regulation Saturday meeting at Royal Randwick after all the excitement over recent weeks. But that is to be short lived with feature meetings at Gosford and Hawkesbury over the coming month. 

In the meantime, there is feature racing this week at both Caulfield and more importantly Doomben which is a timely reminder of the action packed Brisbane winter carnival that is basically already upon us.

We have made five selections in total this week and are confident that we have found you some winners! So, read on below to find our best horse racing tips for this Saturday, April 23. 

Randwick, Race 4 – 4. Aleas ($2.30) 

It all looked very new to him when debuting at the deferred Rosehill meeting run at Newcastle which in fairness was to be expected given he is a lightly raced import bred to European time, but he was certainly impressive when asked to put his mind on the job, eating up the turf late over the 1400m.

We can take great heart from the fact that Waller has left him at Saturday grade and gone straight to 1800m and McDonald has said ‘yes please’ to another leg up.

He looks a stayer with a future, which is a nice profile for a BM88 the week after the carnival has ended.

Doomben, Race 4 – 1. Mokulua ($3.60) 

Tricky filly to get a real gauge on but the fact is she’s already a Group 2 winner, she’s Group 2 placed, she’s hard fit, and she meets quite literally a bunch of girls barely out of maiden grade at set weights.

The +5.5m rail and the draw is some concern, but that is why you’re getting the price, and that is why Clarry Conners has engaged one of the most experienced hoops in the business in L V Cassidy, to steer her around.

Should be too good for them. 

Randwick, Race 7 – 2. Andermatt ($1.60) 

He’ll be facing the starter for just the fourth time in a year almost to the day on Saturday when he lines up at Royal Randwick for this 1100m BM94.

Clearly this 4YO Snitzel gelding has had some issues but whatever they were, they appear to be behind him after posting a nearly 7L victory when resuming at Canterbury. That was on a Heavy 10 where he peeled to the outside fence on the bend and was way too good for a decent quality midweek field.


All his wins have come between 1000m and 1100m, two wins and a second from 3 starts in the heavy and although he hasn’t won at Randwick, he does have a stakes placing behind Wild Ruler here over this journey.

Drawn to suit, gets McDonald and looks very hard to beat amongst this opposition. 

Doomben, Race 8 – 13. Sambro ($11/$3.50) 

We are stating the obvious to say it has been a while between drinks, but he has hit gaps and attacked the line like a horse that still has a desire to win his two runs this time in.

Plenty to like about his first up run over a trip short of his best and a track he isn’t familiar with, then worked into the race like he wanted it second up but the step to the mile straight from 1300m found him out.

Drawn soft here, gets a rider change, and is a winner of close to a million dollars which tells you he is not short of ability if his mind is right and I’ve seen glimpses this time in.

Let’s give him another go as our best roughie of the day.

Caulfield, Race 7 – 12. Swats That ($2.75) 

Far be it for me to say the honeymoon is over for the people’s champ, Shelby Sixtysix, but I’m going to say it anyway.

Make no mistake, not one of these could sit at Nature Strip’s gurth in a track gallop for more than a furlong let alone run it to a long neck in a race, but that Sydney Autumn Carnival was one hell of a beast all of its own. 

And while he might appear to be the iron horse, some of that action has to have taken its toll. Not to mention the flattery factor from those endlessly bottomless tracks that they somehow managed to conjure up during the carnival against all odds.


In short, we are taking him on here, given this is a set weights and penalties race, mainly on account of those penalties which he accrued for Autumnal efforts.

The forecast is positive at Caulfield and they are renowned to serve up a firm surface even in spite of directives or the overriding weather pattern so we are tipping at least a Good 4.

That sort of surface is where Swat’s That does her best. And she has very comparable stats to line up through Nature Strip having finished runner up to him in the VRC Classic at weight for age, then a close fourth to Home Affairs when he defeated Nature Strip in the Group 1 Lightning where she split G1 winners Eduardo and Masked Crusader.

She looks too strong here with the weight pull.

Best Bet – 2. Andermatt (Randwick, Race 7)
Next Best – 4. Aleas (Randwick, Race 4)
Best Roughie – 13. Sambro (Doomben, Race 8) 

*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Dabble.

Rob Davis has spent, or some might say misspent, a lifetime in the racing industry working everywhere from the stables of hall of fame trainers, to a form analyst for some of the countries leading online racing sites and bookmakers through to curating tracks at some of Australia’s most far flung racing outposts.These days he spends his time creating online content, providing tipping services and making a living off the punt whilst putting the finishing touches to his ‘Great Australian Racing Novel’. It’s fair to say that what Rob Davis doesn’t know about the racing game isn’t worth knowing and he now provides you with his five best bets, twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday, for you here at the Racing Sharks.