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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Wednesday, January 25, and provided our best horse racing tips.
Need a bit of the folding stuff to buy an extra box of beer and a fatter lamb roast for Australia Day? Then look no further than The Racing Sharks Wednesday, January 25 tip page.
Whether you are down on the holiday coast in Warrnambool, spending some quality time on the Central Coast north of Sydney in Gosford, or looking to catch a glimpse of some gallopers as you go via the Pakenham twilights en route to a getaway in the Gippsland, we are confident we can fill your coffers so you can spend our national day in fine style, so much so we can almost guarantee you’ll be sending an SMS in for a highly suspect sickie on Friday.
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, January 25.
Warrnambool, Race 2 – 13. Yellow Sam ($1.65)
Gutsy little filly from a strong local stable who looks ready to break through.
Raced twice here for two seconds, once as a 2YO, the other as an early 3YO.
She has struck very heavy tracks on both occasions, and ran into a handy galloper on debut. Genuine excuses for very narrow defeats.
Didn’t appear much of her in her previous outings but she was a recent jump out winner and is sure to have matured since we last saw her.
Gets her chance on better footing here.
The Shark’s Tip
13. Yellow Sam ($1.65)
Gosford, Race 2 – 3. Rise To It ($10/$2.90)
Very strange opening market, certainly not what I was expecting with many horses coming out of the same race.
The David Payne gelding State of America should be the clear top elect here after breezing past the 1 and the 2 first up in a vastly improved run with the shades off plus he gets a weight turnaround.
On the sheer weight of numbers, it is likely you’ll see the winner come out of the More Mischief race. The form has held up there with Step Aside running another second during the week. However there has been big margins to third and beyond in both his races which aside from telling us Step Aside is probably a bit stiff to still be a maiden, it would also suggest the form around the clump of horses that finished behind him is somewhat suspect.
If you subscribe to that theory, then Rise To It is worth a play at the odds.
Bombed the start on debut on the inside track at Newcastle before making good headway late.
Drew bad and ridden even worse by the apprentice rider next start in a total forgive run. And it was much the same story at Canberra under the senior rider who took no initiative from the 10 of 11 draw and was happy to amble 3 deep, no cover for the event but still boxed on gamely for 4th.
The winner of that race won well on debut after coming out of two very strong trials. There’s been money for this horse at both its past two starts suggesting it shows something at home. Which would line up with what it has done when given even luck in running.
Expecting a wet track here, and he’s a So You Think out of a Fastnest Rock mare. Finally draws a gate, and finally gets a decent rider.
Can feature here at good odds.
The Shark’s Tip
3. Rise To It ($10/$2.90)
Gosford, Race 3 – 12. We Don’t Roam ($4.60/$1.90)
I think the Bjorn Baker trained Territories filly can break through here provided she can come out of the machine on even terms.
It has been a problem for her to date but there aren’t too many better jump and run jockeys than Rachel King around, and we are buoyed by the fact they’ve used her in the two trials this time in and are sticking with her on race day.
Tardy away on debut then made up a heap of ground from back last over the 1000m at Kembla. Went straight to town and was well supported that day. She copped a Heavy10 there, dwelt again and got back last, then made good ground over the 1100m chasing home Hell I Am in a maiden who came out and ran an unlucky 3rd in the Magic Millions Guineas on Thursday.
Two really nice trials this time in which she has still been a little sticky out of the gates but improved.
Boxed on solidly along the inside over 800m in her first heat, then attacked the line strongly making Kokoshnik work to the line. That was over 1030m and they meet over 1200m here, and his previous trial was a good effort in behind subsequent winner Nasdaq Dubai who looks very smart.
I thought she seemed to handle the rain affected going behind Hell I Am, just the poor barrier manners cost her. She is from a mare’s line that has produced multiple winners, 1200m first up is the right move, and I like the idea of King staying on her as a project and am confident they’ve done enough with her to get her to bounce out with them from a decent draw.
She has the quality to win this.
The Shark’s Tip
12. We Don’t Roam ($4.60/$1.90)
Gosford, Race 4 – 2. Putt For Dough ($3.70)
Looks an out and out race in two on paper and the early market very much indicates as much. And we are going to go for the one at the better odds here.
Putt For Dough was an eye-catching run when resuming for the new stable at Warwick Farm. He was caught deep there, and boxed on courageously so it was no shock to see him win 2nd up, I just didn’t anticipate him winning that well.
He really put the sword to them at Wyong and I see no reason why he can’t do that again to this field if he holds that form.
Race favourite Chipper did a similar job two back when winning his maiden but was given every chance his next start and went to the line in a blanket finish in a race where less than a length separated the first five across the line. Along with that he’s had plenty of chances before, and is hard to make excuses for.
The Mick Attard runner on the other hand has put in two cracking runs for his new conditioner, he draws good here, and I’m always happy to back Winona Costin on one, especially if it is a last start winner.
Tend to think he has the most upside in a field of very limited gallopers.
The Shark’s Tip
2. Putt For Dough ($3.70)
Pakenham, Race 2 – 5. Lavish Thinker ($3.20)
This really does look his race.
So You Think gelding from the powerful Stokes yard who has let down strongly in each of his runs to date.
Gets to the mile second up here in his second prep. Drawn well, and gets the services of regular rider Zac Spain again.
The last time we saw him at the mile was on a heavy track, and although he finished off well, he never looked comfortable in the going in transit.
Will get reasonably good footing here.
Looks a nice type going forward.
The Shark’s Tip
5. Lavish Thinker ($3.20)
Best Bet – 5. Lavish Thinker (Pakenham, Race 2)
Next Best – 12. We Don’t Roam (Gosford, Race 3)
Best Roughie – 3. Rise To It (Gosford, Race 2)
*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Dabble.