Free Horse Racing Tips Today – Saturday, July 8, 2023

Free Horse Racing Tips - 8th Jul
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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Saturday, July 8, and provided our best horse racing tips.

We find ourselves in a bit of a calm before the storm holding pattern for the next few weeks with the Brisbane winter racing carnival wound up and the two southern states yet to really warm up.

As a sign of the times, it is of course Winter Stakes day at Randwick in Sydney where we have taken the get in, get out approach and are looking to grab the cash and run with a winner in the first, and leave the winter warriors there to their own devices for the remainder of the day.

The Sir John Monash Stakes to be run on the freshly renovated Caulfield surface looks the highlight of the day in Melbourne. Run over the 1100m, we can expect to see some of the bigger names of the spring appear in the coming weeks as the stakes racing steps out to six furlongs and beyond.

We’ve scoured the rest of the country to source some solid tips for you throughout the day including one in the first on a healthy card at Newcastle. Also, we’ve found a quality galloper at Doomben coming back in grade from carnival races across the Brisbane winter.

We head back up to the Top End for their big Darwin Guineas meeting where we have found a nice filly from the replays that looks like she is headed on a Derby path but might just run a race at value this week. 

We have made five selections in total and are confident that we have found you some winners! So, read on below to find our best horse racing tips for this Saturday, July 8.

Randwick, Race 1 – 1. Epic Proportions ($1.90)

A few late season 2YO’s that look like they will be in for good preparations amongst these, but I think they’ll have their work cut out here trying to catch the Maher and Eustace colt.

Very speedy and put them away easily at Canterbury over the 1100m. Stays at that trip, and stays with Dylan Gibbons which gives them a handy claim off their top weight.

Distinct fitness edge on a majority of these, and draws well again.

Will take some catching especially with the rail well out.

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1. Epic Proportions ($1.90)

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Newcastle, Race 1 – 1. Counter Move (TBA)

Going with the lightly raced locally trained mare here, stepping back to 900m.

She was solid on debut in horrendous conditions at Hawkesbury, leading them up before just being overpowered late.

Returned to Hawkesbury 2nd up where she showed plenty of dash, leading strongly throughout before being nailed late.

Tipped out, and started short resuming. Took a sit off them and didn’t appear to quite see out the trip, but was far from disgraced.

They wisely come back to 900m here, at her home track, and from a good draw, I expect they will go forward and make the race their own.

Strong trainer jockey combo in Koby Jennings and Nathan Doyle, the main danger looks to be the Snowden runner who trialed well, but this mare has race fitness on her side in what will be high pressure scamper.

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1. Counter Move (TBA)

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Doomben, Race 6 – 6. Arentee ($2.90)

Very handy and under rated 4YO gelding putting together a nice record.

Strung a series of wins together last prep before failing in a quarter of a million dollar race at the Gold Coast. Resumed a winner, then have been far from disgraced tackling a Group 2 and a Group 3 subsequently, being beaten respectable margins behind star galloper Prince of Boom.

Gets back to Doomben here where he enjoys a very good record, and most importantly drops back to Class 6 company.

Drawn well, and looks ready for the 1350m now he is starting to mature. Gets on well with the stable apprentice Melea Castle, and looks very well placed here. 

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6. Arentee ($2.90)

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Caulfield, Race 8 – 13. Sigh ($5.00/$2.00)

Scratched last week to be kept for this. That race looked ideal, so they must like their chances here.

This was once a traditional start point for many spring carnival horses but as we have drifted away from colonial breeding and traditional training methods, we now say the heavy hitters resume later with a lot less miles under their belts.

That said, you can still be very well served by a horse that is up and about, hard fit, and winning races at this time of year which is exactly what this mare is.

She has really raised her bar this time in with two very strong wins down the straight. Her 1100m record is excellent, and although she is none from two at Caulfield, this is by all reports a new track now and she is a much improved horse.

Going super and deserves a stakes win.

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13. Sigh ($5.00/$2.00)

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Darwin, Race 9 – 11. Anphina ($5.00/$2.00)

We head to the Top End for our best roughie play late in the day on a big ten race card with the Guineas being the highlight of the meeting.

This Kerry Petrick trained filly appeared disappointing on paper, having her first start for new connections at Fannie Bay after bringing form out of Group races in South Australia with her but a fairly conservative ride from veteran hoop Paul Denton and a few things going against her at crucial stages did genuinely contribute towards that.

Expecting a much improved run stepping out to the mile now, especially given she has copped some kick back on the dirt track, and had a look around.

She has quality about her, the same barn took out the Derby last year, and I expect this filly will feature prominently in both the Guineas this week and the NT Derby in a fortnight.

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11. Anphina ($5.00/$2.00)

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Best Bet – 13. Sigh (Caulfield, Race 8)
Next Best – 1. Epic Proportions (Randwick, Race 1)
Best Roughie – 11. Anphina (Darwin, Race 9)

*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.