Free Horse Racing Tips Today – Saturday, March 11, 2023

Free Horse Racing Tips - 11th Mar
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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Saturday, March 11, and provided our best horse racing tips.

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, March 11.

Gosford, Race 1 – 6. Elegant Empress ($1.34)

Great to see David Pfieffer back doing what he does best, and that is training winners.

Highly talented trainer back on the scene with a bang after a minor misdemeanour that would have seen most get a slap on the wrist rather than made an example of by the Brylcreem brigade, who were at the time headed by the now Hong Kong based head stipe who successfully managed to get Zac Purton offside within weeks of his touchdown.

HK’s loss is Sydney racings gain, and just like Purton, Pfieffer is thriving in the post Van Gestel epoch.

He has always placed his horses well, bagging a couple of lucrative features since his return. 

This maiden is anything but that, but she does look very well placed and very on point for the recent run the barn is having.

Second trial was a solid 2nd to Secaution who won its maiden and then finished runner up at its next start.

She should have won on debut if Jay Ford could pull the stick through to the other hand without falling off and looks well in here again at the 1000m.

Just wins the first.

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6. Elegant Empress ($1.34)

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Flemington, Race 4 – 4. Tom Kitten ($18/$5.00)

I was fairly reluctant to tip him when he resumed in an average midweek race at Warwick Farm but we did, and he exceeded my expectations there. 

The Godolphin team are on fire with their juveniles, and whilst I didn’t expect him to appear in a Group 2 his next start out of a maiden, I want to be around him at the price and with B Shinn aboard.

Problematic pre race on debut and given it was down the straight at Flemington in a small field, I’m prepared to forgive.

Came out on his heels when resuming. A very good, very measured ride from Nash, who had him superbly balanced on the corner and poised to win. Wobbled about in the run home, but a really strong effort to win the race.

The 2nd horse was a much better run than it comes up on paper in its next start when defeated in the Group 2 Skyline. He was deep throughout, and seemed to resent the winkers when asked to knuckle down. I think he has a future.

There’s a few swinging in the dark here after Plans A and B went amiss, whereas they have wisely targeted the less popular stakes races with this bloke, which may be more to do with the fact they know how good their top liners are, as opposed to a regression on Plan A.

I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t give serious cheek.

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4. Tom Kitten ($18/$5.00)

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Rosehill, Race 6 – 7. Zougotcha ($1.60)

The crummy draw and the slight temperature issue that saw her go to 1400m first up absolutely cost her victory last start.

If you can’t find 0.14L of a margin in that, you don’t know what you’re looking at and you would probably be better served sending your hard earned around in the Queen Of The Nile machine at your local RSL.

She is the best 3YO filly in Australia. Definitely not bred to run an Oaks trip, but she is as gritty a customer as I have seen and she is trained by C J Waller.

Expect she will win this, and remain undefeated for some time heading out to the mile and a half.

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7. Zougotcha ($1.60)

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Flemington, Race 7 – 2. Mazu ($16/$4.80)

They might have to vet Mazu pre race to see if he’s lost a leg because his price would certainly indicate as much.

The horse that won the Doomben 10,000 at 3YO, somehow resumed in The Shorts at 4YO lumped with the same weight as Nature Strip. Beaten less than 2.5L.

Drew the #1 next up on a heavy track. Never looked happy on the inside, rider eased to give him galloping room off the fence and he went to the line with Lost And Running once he had clear air in spite of having to make two runs and that horse having the cold sit on him.

Then a 3rd to Giga Kick, less than a length in The Everest. Then just reluctant to take runs under horses again and perhaps they went to the well once too often when 2nd to Private Eye in a race they call the Winners Stakes these days. (Not exactly sure what that race is historically, email the ATC.)

I Wish I Win was exceptional when resuming. However he is not a horse that is bred to do that. And there have been plenty of horses that can run slick sections in an uninterrupted straight line, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are Group 1 sprinters.

Mazu is. Because he’s won one. And you are getting a stupid price here, about the winner of one of our best 1200m Group 1’s, all because he got beat a half length or so by the likes of Lost And Running and Giga Kick. And split Masked Crusader, Kementari, and blew smoke up Private Eye’s tail….

Doesn’t make sense. Drawn to be ridden cold. Which is exciting.

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2. Mazu ($16/$4.80)

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Rosehill, Race 8 – 3. Hope In Your Heart ($7.50/$2.65)

“One of the true gentlemen in racing” is probably a term that went by the wayside when Ian Craig retired. And in truth it probably drifted off into the ether when the likes of Rod Craig of Intergaze fame gave it away and Guy Walter, best known for his “Tie The Knot” exploits moved on to greener pastures. 

These days the phrase, “always has a good horse in his stable” seems to be an acceptable pass mark, but I’m pleased to say that from my dealings with K J Parker, I would suggest he fits the bill for both. 

Not that sentimentality or even being a good bloke is likely to get you anywhere in this game. But it is not by coincidence that this mare would absolutely run through a brick wall for the man affectionately known as ‘Creepy’. And that she also happened to win the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes first up.

She should have won ‘The Gong’. A race named in honour of the home town of both the aforementioned conditioners. No question. Should have finished a length closer in The Golden Eagle. Which puts her up Fangirl’s and I Wish I Win’s backside. And I’m absolutely filthy I didn’t at least have something on her first up.

Much to my regret, I thought she might need one.

She didn’t. Which makes sense given how damn good she is.

This is a Group 1. But I cannot see how she gets rolled here.

The fave is drawn 16, and her form doesn’t hold a candle. If Mick Price trainer the #3, she’d be $1.80.

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3. Hope In Your Heart ($7.50/$2.65)

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Best Bet – 6. Elegant Empress (Gosford, Race 1)
Next Best – 3. Hope In Your Heart (Rosehill, Race 8)
Best Roughie – 4. Tom Kitten (Flemington, Race 4)

*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.