Raceday focus: Flemington best bets

Racing heads to headquarters on Tuesday, and New Year’s Day signals fresh hope for punters across the country. Herald Sun chief racing writer LEO SCHLINK has cast his eye over the formguide, and believes an unlucky runner last start can break through, while highlighting some other key runners on the eight-race card. TOO HARD: LEADING […]

Raceday focus: Best bets at Gosford

Trainer Mick O’Neill will have a few good reasons to be smiling as he walks into Gosford Racecourse with Gunnaza on Thursday. First of all is the form that surrounds Gunnaza before he races in a Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m). Two starts back he ran half a length behind Falerina for third at Newcastle and […]

Raceday focus: Best bets at Pakenham, Kyneton

Mick Kent’s three-year-old filly Olive had excuses at Flemington on Oaks Day and is worth giving another chance at Pakenham on Thursday night, accoring to leading Herald Sun form analyst MICHAEL MANLEY. PAKENHAM (THURSDAY NIGHT) BEST BET OLIVE (R1 No.11, $ 2.50) Go on her debut run when she finished second to Flemington carnival winner […]

Raceday focus: Best bets for Goulburn, Muswellbrook

MARK Newnham’s promising filly Mosuo will be short odds to remain unbeaten in her two starts since coming down from Queensland when she lines-up in the Jewell Builders Class 1 Handicap (1000m) at Goulburn on Sunday. Mosuo, a flashy daughter of Blue Diamond winner Star Witness, made an inauspicious beginning to her career by finishing […]

Raceday focus: Best bets at Tuncurry

TAS Morton only has four horses in work and he’s bringing them all to Tuncurry on Friday. And he thinks he’s saving the best for last when Better Not Fly contests a Benchmark 66 ­Handicap (1200m). “I think he’ll just bolt in and is almost unbeatable,” Morton said. “His work has been very good and […]

Raceday focus: Echuca

TRAINER Brent Stanley rates Casadiva as perhaps the best horse in his stable and he is confident of snaring a double at Echuca. BEST BET CASADIVA (R5, No.9) Not beaten all that far when she resumed in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield first-up from a spell. Go back to her debut at Bendigo, […]