Saturday Racing Tips – March 4, 2017

The following is a selection of Australian racing tips for Saturday, March 4. The focus is on Flemington and Randwick. More tips and previews will be added as they become available.

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Best bets of the weekend

Flemington Race 2: No.2 Heatherly
Flemington Race 3: No.1 Madeenaty
Flemington Race 7: No.4 Hey Doc and No.2 Divine Prophet

Randwick Race 1: No.2 She Will Reign
Randwick Race 3: No.1 Scarlet Rain


William Hill – The Wolf:

Race 1: 1. Catch A Fire – 3.90
Race 2: 2. Heatherly – 2.10
Race 3: 1. Madeenaty – 1.90
Race 4: 8. Portman – 2.35
Race 5: 9. Happy Hannah – 4.00
Race 6: 2. He Or She – 4.40
Race 7: 4. Hey Doc – 3.40 (4.5 star bet)
Race 8: 3. Northwest Passage – 4.40
Race 9: 2. Knowable – 5.50

Quaddie: 1,2,4,5,6 / 2,4 / 2,3,4 / 2,3,4,6

Betfair – Feature Race Reports:

Race 5
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) Rising Romance
BACK (WIN) Diamond Baroness
LAY (WIN) Happy Hannah

Race 6
Confidence Level: Low
BACK (WIN) Kenjorwood
BACK (WIN) He Or She

Race 7
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) Divine Prophet
BACK (WIN) Hey Doc
BACK (WIN) Fuhryk
LAY (WIN) Prized Icon
LAY (WIN) Seaburge

The Betfair Insider:

Race 5
BACK (WIN) Rising Romance
LAY (WIN) Happy Hannah

Sportsbet – Gary Legg:

Race 7
Divine Prophet
Hey Doc
Land Of Plenty
Harlow Gold

Ladbrokes Race Comments:

Race 5
RISING ROMANCE got close to Black Heart Bart first-up over this trip last prep. Solid in the latest jump out, she will give away a start but can launch at them late. HAPPY HANNAH is a big betting watch. The Snowden stable wouldn’t bring her down if she wasn’t ready to run a big race fresh. TURBO MISS gets a perfect run just off pace. Ready to peak, she’ll run a big race. DIAMOND BARONESS is flying. She’ll lead and be the one to run down. I LOVE IT next best in an open race.

Race 6
Betting is hugely important with the classier runners resuming. KENJORWOOD is well weighted in this grade and gets a perfect run. He’s sure to have had a few recent private trials so respect any betting moves. HOOKED has changed stables again. He looked good in the recent jump out, if he meets with support follow in. GRANDE ROSSO, ZEBRINZ and SADAQA are all rock hard fit and racing well and HE OR SHE is classy in this grade, he can charge home.

Race 7
Hard to find any negatives with HEY DOC. He’s had the perfect prep and again falls straight into the box seat. He’ll quicken and be hard to run down. PRIZED ICON is perfectly placed at the mile 2nd-up. From the good gate, he gets his chance. HARLOW GOLD has come back in great shape. She’ll charge home from the good gate. DIVINE PROPHET has to be included and THROSSELL could be the knockout at big odds.

Race 8
The compressed weights favour a few but it is a wide open race. NORTHWEST PASSAGE just keeps on stepping up to everything they throw at him. Well in at the weights, he should take catching. ANNUS MIRABILIS will love the step back to a long trip. Even luck from the gate will have him hard to hold out. POST D’FRANCE looks suited up in trip, he’s racing in peak form. LIKE A CAROUSEL is ready to fire and there’s many more chances.

Race 9
KNOWABLE has been racing in peak form all prep and didn’t have a lot of luck last start. With even luck slotting in midfield or better he’ll go close. THEANSWERMYFRIEND has a stack of upside this prep. He will roll forward and be tough to run down. REDOUBLE will enjoy more speed on here and a perfect run, he’ll be hard to hold out. Watch for any betting leads with ROCKSTAR REBEL. He’ll be better over longer but is a real talent. Deep race with many more chances.

Palmerbet – The Early Crow:

Race 6: HE OR SHE
Race 7: 1. HEY DOC, 2. Divine Prophet, 3. Morton’s Fork

Mad Bookie – Dan Melicki:


Race 1 12:45pm 1100m
3. SWORD OF LIGHT from 2, 1, 7

Race 2 1:20pm 1000m
2. HEATHERLY from 3, 5, 6

Race 3 1:55pm 1000m
1. MADEENATY from 7, 12, 5

Race 4 2:30 1600m
8. PORTMAN from 5, 4, 3

Race 5 3:10pm 1400m
3. RISING ROMANCE from 2, 10, 4

Race 6 3:50pm 1400m
3. HOOKED from 8, 2, 6

Race 7 Australian Guineas 4:30pm 1600m
11. INSIDE AGENT from 4, 6, 13

Race 8 5:10pm 2500m
3. NORTHWEST PASSAGE from 9, 4, 8

Race 9 5:45pm 1400m
4. REDOUBLE 3, 11, 10


William Hill – The Wolf:

Race 7, No.2 Spoils (3.5 star bet)

Betfair – Feature Race Reports:

Race 8
Confidence Level: High
LAY (WIN) Master Of Arts

Ladbrokes Race Comments:

Race 7
SPOILS is still a maiden but has contested the top level juvenile races to start her career. Has obvious ability. TIME AWAITS has had two runs out of maiden grade, both in black type races and hasn’t disgraced herself. This is easier but drawn out. PAGAENTRY also has lined up against the best coming out of similar races, should be one of the leaders with the blinkers on for the first time. PREPARE TO WIN should get a soft run off the inside gate.

Race 8
MASTER OF ARTS has been racing consistently in Victoria, has a good turn of foot but just needs to be saved for one late run. SECOND BULLET was a dominant winner fresh then worked to the line well when second-up. He should be nearing peak fitness now and just needs luck getting off the inside. MAIL IT IN has been super, will be running on hard and hasn’t done a thing wrong of late. JIM’S JOURNEY next best but it would be a surprise to see anything else win.


William Hill – The Wolf:

Race 1: 2. She Will Reign – 1.26
Race 2: 6. Menari – 2.65 (3.5 star bet)
Race 3: 1. Scarlet Rain – 3.20
Race 4: 1. Nancy – 5.00
Race 5: 4. Music Magnate – 3.60 (3.5 star bet)
Race 6: 7. English – 3.40
Race 7: 2. Man From Uncle – 6.00
Race 8: 3. Alegria – 5.50
Race 9: 3. Classic Uniform – 4.40

Quaddie: 7,2,1,4 / 2,4,5,14 / 2,3,5,10 / 1,3,5,6

Betfair – Feature Race Reports:

Race 1
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) She Will Reign

Race 2
Confidence Level: High
BACK (WIN) Veranillo
LAY (WIN) Menari

Race 4
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) Rocket Commander
BACK (WIN) Hieroglyphics

Race 5
Confidence Level: High
BACK (WIN) Ugo Foscala
BACK (WIN) Le Romain
SAVE (WIN) Music Magnate
LAY (WIN) Chautauqua

Race 6
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) Kentucky Miss
LAY (WIN) English

Race 7
Confidence Level: Medium
BACK (WIN) Invincible Gem
BACK (WIN) Comin’ Through

Race 8
Confidence Level: Low
BACK (WIN) Top of My List
BACK (WIN) Song and Laughter

Sportsbet – Gary Legg:

Race 5
Le Romain
Ugo Foscolo

Race 7
Man From Uncle
Comin’ Through
Invincible Gem

Ladbrokes Race Comments:

Race 5
MUSIC MAGNATE five weeks between runs since winning the Expressway resuming. Has won a trial in the interim and unbeaten on soft and heavy ground. Big chance. LE ROMAIN impressive return to racing in the Southern Cross. Has a very good record at Randwick and generally holds his form second-up. In the mix again. CHAUTAUQUA hit the line strongly when placed in the Rubiton resuming. Hasn’t won in three starts since returning from Hong Kong. That’s a little query. UGO FOSCOLO New Zealand gelding who has only tasted defeat once in six starts before crossing the Tasman and a Group I winner. Won his latest trial at Warwick Farm and a big watch here.

Race 6
ENGLISH has won two recent trials running time on both occasions. Struggled last preparation but trials suggest she is set for a much-improved campaign. REDZEL resumes and the winner of a recent trial at Warwick Farm in good time. Won the July Sprint on a heavy track at Canterbury resuming last preparation and looks ready to go fresh here. DAL CIELO has found the form that saw him placed in a Group II as a three-year-old winning last two at Warwick Farm and Randwick. Don’t under-estimate stepping up in grade here. JUNGLE EDGE resumes on the back of a runner-up finish in a Casterton trial. Excels on soft and heavy tracks and likely to get conditions to suit. Goes in all the exotics.

Race 7
COMIN’ THROUGH close up in the Eskimo prince and Hobartville in both runs this campaign. Won the Carbine Club this trip third-up last preparation and a repeat is on the cards here. MAN FROM UNCLE no fluke at all in winning the Eskimo Prince and Hobartville on both runs this time in. Right in the mix again. ECHO EFFECT placed all three runs this time in. Nailed on the line in the Hobartville last start. Unbeaten on heavy tracks so likely to get conditions to suit and can turn the tables. INVINCIBLE GEM chasing four straight victories after a comfortable win in the Spring Stakes this track and distance last start. Gets the weight advantage as the only filly in the race and right in the mix.

Race 8
TSARITSA solid at Randwick first-up but well beaten in the Millie Fox. Unbeaten third-up and a winner on heavy ground. Set to bounce back. CIRCULAR hasn’t been far from the winner in the Breeder’s Classic and Millie Fox Stakes in her two runs this time. Peaks third-up and goes in all the exotics. ELLE LOU appreciated the soft conditions to win at Rosehill last start. Has a superb soft track record but still a maiden on heavy ground. Just depends what the track is like on the day. AMBIENCE well beaten in the Apollo resuming but generally improves second-up and a likely improver back to her own sex.

Race 9
ASTRONOMOS just a run short at Randwick resuming. Has a very good second-up record and three times a winner on heavy ground. Ready to win. ALLERGIC hasn’t been far from the winner both runs this time in. Has a solid record at the track and distance and right in this peaking third-up. OUR CENTURY finished on the placegetters heels at Flemington resuming. Caulfield winner second-up and have to respect the Williams runners when they travel to Sydney. MONTAUK battled on well with the weights against him last week. 6.5kg weight drop keeps him right in play here.

Palmerbet – The Early Crow:

Race 1: She Will Reign
Race 2: Veranillo
Race 3: Scarlett Rain
Race 4: Nancy
Race 5: Le Romain
Race 6: Heatherly
Race 7: Man From Uncle
Race 8: Circular
Race 9: Allergic

Mad Bookie – Dan Melicki:

Race 1 12:25pm 1200m
2. SHE WILL REIGN from 4, 1, 3

Race 2 1:05pm 1200m
6. MENARI from 1, 2, 3

Race 3 1:40pm 1100m
1. SCARLET RAIN from 4, 3, 8

Race 4 2:15pm 1200m
6. ROCKET COMMANDER from 4, 3, 1

Race 5 Canterbury BMW Stakes 2:50pm 1300m
7. UGO FOSCOLO from 4, 1, 2

Race 6 3:30pm 1000m
7. ENGLISH from 3, 2, 4

Race 7 Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas 4:1opm 1600m
5. COMIN’THROUGH from 2, 14, 12

Race 8 4:50pm 1600m
12. MOQUEEN from 2, 4, 3

Race 9 Girvan Waugh Randwick City Stakes 5:30pm 2000m
3. CLASSIC UNIFORM from 6, 5, 7


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