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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Wednesday, December 8th, and provided our best horse racing tips.
Whilst there is still plenty of wet weather around, particularly on the east coast, we don’t think there’s anything that will pull a meeting up this week and we have factored the wet track conditions into our selections in those states and believe you can back our tips with plenty of confidence.
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 Wednesday, December 8th.
Warwick Farm, Race 1 – 6. Rise of the Masses – Scratched
We expect they’ll go like the ‘charge of the light brigade’ here with every horse in the field having its debut run over the 1100m. Whilst it may seem a contradiction in terms, experience could play a big part in this and with that in mind is there any better conditioner of two year talent than Gai Waterhouse?
Her seven Golden Slipper wins would certainly suggest that is the case and this handy slice of prize money on offer in a maiden race full of rookies could go a long way to giving her a shot at number eight. This colt by speed machine Russian Revolution has looked impressive in both his trials to date.
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He ran second behind a subsequent debut winner his first trial and then was asked for a bit of effort when they straightened in his second trial, and whilst he took a while to warm up, he looked very good when he hit his straps and he ran one of the better times of the morning. That was over the 1050m so the 1100m will pose no problems and the fact he is out of a Group 1 winning kiwi bred sprinting mare only enhances his prospects on debut on a yielding track. A lot to like about him and represents one of the better bets of the day.
Ipswich, Race 2 – 5. Diamond Lass ($6.50)
It is fair to say Eagle Farm trainer Dan Bougoure knows a thing or two about race horses that go fast having trained dual Hong Kong Sprint winner Falvelon. And this filly is going to need to be quick over the 800m scamper with a capacity field from a car park draw at Ipswich but we think she is up to it.
Flew the lids in her latest barrier trial and they supported her heavily when she made her debut at Toowoomba. She was trapped three deep that day and had a very handy one inside her by the name of Zuma California who most recently ran a highly credible second in the 3yo feature Winning Rupert last Saturday at Doomben. She is drawn poorly again here but that is not so much of an issue when you only have to go 800m and it might just mean you get a better price.
Warwick Farm, Race 2 – 4. Hamaki ($4.50)
A mixed bag for this maiden race over the 1100m with a few having plenty of convictions whilst a couple of others are probably a bit unlucky to still be going around in maiden grade having run into a smart one here and there in the past. Hamaki is certainly one that fits that brief. He looked home for all money at just start number two when unbelievably run down late by Never Been Kissed.
She would go on to win a her next start in a Class 1 at Newcastle and then become a Group 1 Flight Stakes winner just two starts later. That form should stack up well here, the only query will come late, but with a light prep last time in, and a solid 1050m trial win run in driving rain under his belt, I think that stands him in good stead for this.
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— REGAN BAYLISS (@Reganbayliss) October 3, 2021
Ipswich, Race 3 – 10. Empress Zou ($2.40)
This Zoustar filly endured an absolute nightmare trip in transit on debut and did an outstanding job to hold down second place all told. She draws more favourably here and is sure to have benefited by the run under her belt. The 1200m here second up shouldn’t pose too many problems given how much ground she covered on the roomy Sunshine Coast expanse on debut and gets the benefit of a two kilo claim around the tighter Ipswich circuit under the service of talented apprentice Zac Lloyd. Looks well placed.
Sandown, Race 4 – 6. Along the River ($4.20)
This well bred Written Tycoon colt was solid in the market when resuming at start number three and saluted accordingly. Seemed to switch off when he landed in the gun 4th the fence spot and took a while to get his mind back on the job but we are sure he will be better for the experience and he won’t have too much time for thinking over this 1000m trip.
Drawn a little bit sticky but with decent tempo he will get his chance with the long run home at Sandown. Daniel Moor sticks after the maiden win and he is riding in the best form of his career this season. The best bet on the Melbourne card.
Best Bet – 6. Rise of the Masses (Warwick Farm, Race 1) – Scratched
Next Best – 10. Empress Zou (Ipswich, Race 3)
Best Roughie – 5. Diamond Lass (Ipswich, Race 2)
*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Sportsbet.