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Saturday Tips - Best Bets and Tips for Saturday's racing

  • Guide to Saturday's best bets and previews
  • In-depth previews of the feature races and selections to back

Looking for Saturday racing tips? We provide a complete guide to the best bets for the weekend's racing - and you can read who are tipsters are backing below.

Saturday's racing comes from Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Morphettville, Newcastle, Randwick, Sandown and Toowoomba.

Saturday Tips - May 27

Please check back after Thursday, May 25, to see Saturday's best bets.

Previous Saturday Tips:

ASCOT - Aaron Hamilton


JUST ACT NATURAL should be right at the top of his game here. He’s won two from two third-up, and although he’s technically not third-up on Saturday, he did have a 48-day freshen-up before his last two runs which were a win and a 2nd placing to the in-form Red Paddy. He loves the track and is best suited over this trip, and from barrier 4, he should get the gun run behind the speed before challenging in the straight.

Race 7 - D'ORSOGNA-ROMA CUP - 1200m - 04:19pm

A wide open affair but you had to be impressed with the first-up run of BATTLE HERO after he sat four deep without cover over 1100m at Northam and just kept coming. He beat a few of these home and had a torrid run so with second-up improvement imminent, William Pike going aboard from barrier 4 and a good record at the track and trip, he looks hard to beat.


With a bit of luck from the wide gate, SOMEDAY ONE DAY looks hard to beat here. Last start winner Elite Flight brings good form into the race having won at the track over 1400m last start in a time of 1:24.06, and although Someday One Day ran three lengths slower in 1:24.57, he’s open to much more improvement second-up. Following two soft barrier trials, he enjoyed a great run and never really looked like winning but stoked up hard in the final 100m to claim the win. Extra trip second-up is ideal and he’ll be hitting the line strongly.

DOOMBEN - Steve Bennett

Race 1 - LED Superscreens Hcp (Class6) 1615m

Yet to crack it for a win this preparation, Blackjack Bella gets her best opportunity here. Finishing in the minor money at three of her last four runs, the forecast wet track for Saturday will enhance her chances even further. The five-year-old mare is already a winner at Class 6 level. Just two starts at Doomben ended in two minor placings with five starts over the mile reeling three minor money finishes. Two wet track victories add to her chances. She maps well, sitting on the pace and with Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy aboard, she gets her chance to break through.
Race 3 - IPG Marketing Solutions Chief De Beers Hcp 1050m

First-up today, Sydney visitor Mr Manhattan ticks all the boxes here and will be hard to beat. Yet to finish out of the quinella in five first-up runs, he faces the starter coming off a recent barrier trial win at Kembla. He won a welter at Canterbury over 1100m carrying 60.kgs in October last year before winning a BM85 at the same track with 60.5kgs after a five week freshen-up. 
Proven over the trip with four wins from eight starts he also boasts three victories on slow tracks. He will get back but with just 54kgs to carry, he will be charging home late. 
Race 8 - Taxibox BRC Sprint 1350m

Placed at Group 1 level, topweight Jungle Edge is the class runner here and should be respected based on his achievements to date. Placed in The Galaxy behind Russian Revolution and again in the All Aged Stakes behind Tivaci, the six-year-old will again take up a front running position and will take some beating. His last start should be overlooked after a bizarre set of events saw him past fit to run after cutting his mouth when he broke through the front gates prior to race start. He has drawn wide in 12 but has a run of 350m to cross before the first turn. He has 10 victories from his 36 starts and the majority of those have been on wet tracks. New to the distance however he has won over 1400m so this won’t be an issue. Regular rider Kevin Forrester is up from Melbourne to ride him and will be out to avenge his last start failure, albeit under those controversial circumstances. He is great value for a horse of his class.

FLEMINGTON - Aaron Hamilton


ROCK FORTHE LADIES should have no trouble turning the tables on last start victor Inspector here. He loomed up to take the front early in the straight but clearly ran out of condition late and will strip fitter for the run. He did a massive job with 58kg while others in the first six carried between 53.5kg and 54.5kg. He now drops to 54kg and will be ready to go on with the job third-up at the same track and trip.  
Race 6 - ANDREW RAMSDEN STAKES (3200m) 2:50pm

DE LITTLE ENGINE belted them last time and there’s no reason he can’t do it again. He’s only a little fella and the rise from 54.5kg to 58.5kg isn’t ideal, but he did carry 59.5kg in this race last year when beaten 2.9 lengths behind Glorious Sinndar and The Bandit who carried 54kg apiece. I think he’s going better this time in and trainer Danny O’Brien has him fitter than last year.
Race 8 - ARCHER HALL OF FAME TROPHY (2000m) 4:10pm

Another winner looms for Danny O’Brien with SECOND BULLET aiming for back-to-back wins. He couldn’t have been more impressive winning at Morphettville last start, and although this is slightly tougher, the 3kg claim for Boris Thornton gets him in with 4kg less than last time. He’s won three and placed three from seven at the track and trip, and he can go on with it in a very winnable race. 

GOLD COAST - Steve Bennett

Race 1 - Gold Coast Community Fund Plate (Class 3) 900m

A field of speed here and they will all be chasing the expected front runner Miss Maneuver who should lead. The Kelvin Hickmott trained Snipetron hasn’t put a hoof wrong since returning from a spell and is two from two coming into this. A first-up victory on the Sunshine Coast in a class 1 over 1000m was followed by another solid win, this time on a soft Ipswich track. He carried 58kgs that day and led all the way. The speed map has him sitting perfectly on the fence in pursuit of the front runner and although stepping up to class 3 company, he will appreciate the drop in weight after Gina Mitchell’s 3kg claim. He looks the one to beat.
Race 6 - Event  Cinemas Hcp F&M (Class 1) 1400m

Locally trained, Sheza Lily looks great each-way value in this. The three-year-old filly is three starts into this campaign and looks ideally placed over the 1400m. Second-up here on the Coast, she ploughed her way through a heavy track over 1300m to win her maiden. Three weeks later she ran in a class 1 here over the 1300m trip again and coming from near last on the turn, finished solidly to grab third prize. The Zoffany filly has enjoyed a four week freshen-up and will fit for her fourth start this preparation. She will get back here but the extra trip will cover that and I expect her to be finishing fast. Ryan Plumb retains the ride where he’s been since her return and will know how best to ride her.
Race 8 - The Brandworks Cup (BM75) 2200m

The Rex Lipp trained Spirit Of Kiowa looks set for a big effort here with good  experience over the trip. Having nine starts already in this campaign, she has recorded three wins including one at this distance. Three starts back she accounted for a BM75 field over 2220m at Doomben then failed at Eagle Farm over 1800m after drawing wide and trying to lead all the way. She bounced back two weeks later here on a soft track where she drew the rails gate and sat behind the leader. Sally Sweeney returned to the saddle that day and she drove her home to beat all but Court’s Star, finishing half a length from victory. She draws the one barrier again here and Sally Sweeney remains aboard. The speed map has her sitting right behind the expected leader, Hot Money and should get a dream run to the home turn. She ticks all the boxes provided it’s not too heavy. 

MORPHETTVILLE - Aaron Hamilton

Race 2 - NATIONAL STAKES - 1200m - 01:05pm

A Queen Adelaide Stakes rematch looms for 1st placed Indian Thunder, 2nd placed It’s A Myth and 3rd placed MINTHA who I think looks best suited and represents the best value. Mintha was charging home between runners and got knocked from the inside and outside but was unsuccessful in a protest against both 1st and 2nd. Being by Redoute’s Choice and out of the Encosta de Lago mare Hades, she’s much better suited stepping up to 1200m now and the stable have some big spring plans for this filly after Saturday’s race. They are looking at a mile and beyond during the spring so 1200m really does look perfect for now. The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Booker must also be respected as he has reportedly come on in leaps and bounds since his debut win.
Race 3 - MITTYS PORT ADELAIDE CUP - 2500m - 01:45pm

HIGH CHURCH was simply stunning in the Warrnambool Cup (2350m) on a Heavy track so there will be no concern with him running 2500m here on Saturday. If he’s right, he wins this for fun.

Race 6 - HUGHES LIMOUSINES R A LEE STAKES - 1600m - 03:45pm

I know the Weir camp are really keen on the chances of BURNING FRONT which is really no surprise seeing he’s won six of his past seven starts. His only loss in that period was when he overraced in the Golden Mile at Bendigo and was beaten 1.3 lengths by Observational carrying 6.5kg less, Jacquinot Bay with 5kg less and War Legend with 6.5kg less. With the exception of Beluga Blue (53.5kg) and Kaniana (54.5kg) all of Saturday’s rivals carry 55kg or more while Burning Front has top weight of 57.5kg – looks a weighted certainty on previous form.

NEWCASTLE - Ric Chapman

Race 5 - LAKES MAIL 3YO FILLIES MAIDEN PLATE (1200m) 2:05pm 

VARESE for Tulloch Lodge in this very competitive maiden on paper. She is yet to race but has speed and great acceleration as shown in two trials to date. May make a mess of these.

Race 6 - HEPMAC LAWYERS CG&E CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1400m) 2:45pm 

It’s very even as these races often are. But I kinda think CHICAGO STOMP can rally and improve on unplaced effort this grade when resuming last start. Gets to a good trip here for him and when last in work, did trounce Nothing box to win his maiden at Kembla. And Nothing Box has grown a leg since then. Is perfectly drawn and should get a great suck up into the race from about 5th turning for home. Al Cubana hardest to beat.


This might be a pretty progressive, handy filly. PICARDY ROSE is very well bred - her mum Fates Galantes was a star in Qld - and she has plenty of mum in her. Sat a mile back on a heavy 9 on debut, and absolutely stormed home from the back to win maiden running away. Was sent for a long spell and damn near did exactly the same thing first up when beaten a nose in Class 1. Suited by extra trip and longer straight here. Rates very, very highly.

ROSEHILL - Ric Chapman

Race 1 - JOHN MILLER HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1200m) 11:25am 

Juveniles are intriguing creatures. They more often than not run right up to their ability and it's that theory and fact I'm banking on here. Godolphin 2YO VIRIDINE beat pretty much the same class of field on debut carrying 57kg. He should take improvement from that and if so, he wins again. Has 58kg this time. Silence is the one to beat here.

Race 2 - GEORGE MOORE HALL OF FAME HANDICAP (1400m) 12:00pm 

You just have to admire fillies and mares who find form and just try so hard. We have one of them here in the form of WHITE MOSS. She's both fast and tough and has been sparring successfully with this grade past 3 runs....all wins. Should lead and take catching.

Very hard race but I loved the way the Team Snowden mare MARAAM got to the line to win last start. She was 3rd up that day and really extended. This is harder but she's in form. Anisha is consistent and is right in this too.

TOOWOOMBA - Steve Bennett

Race 1 - Vanderfield Hino Hcp (Class 2) 1200m

Track specialist Layla’s Lad looks well placed in this class two and with the weight relief will prove hard to beat. First-up after seven months in the paddock he finished a solid second on this track over 1000m in BM65 company. The four-year-old followed that up two weeks later with good win in a Class 1 over the same trip carrying 58kgs on soft Toowoomba track. Last start, he visited another soft track at Ipswich and ran a good second in a class 2 over 1010m behind Snipetron finishing late. The rise to 1200m here will suit him as he usually does his best work late. If he can cross from his wide gate without too much trouble and settle quickly, he should finish this off well carrying just 53kgs after the claim from Adam Spinks. Great each-way chance.
Race 3 - Brisbane Riverview Hotel Hcp (Class 1) 1050m

Leading provincial trainer Ben Currie has Choix de Roses engaged here and four starts back from a let-up and a wet track pending, must be considered a winning chance. The four-year-old Snitzel mare has proven very consistent this preparation without winning one. Her last four starts have been over 1100m or further. She finished fifth over 1200m in a class 1 on the Sunshine Coast before going one better at Ipswich in a class 1 over the same trip, finishing less than two lengths from the winner. Forget her last run at Gatton where she drew the outside gate, missed the jump and was caught wide all the way. To her credit, she rattled home to grab fourth place carrying 57.kgs. She drops sharply in weight here carrying just 52.5kgs after the claim and maps well jumping from the middle of the field. She should get a cushy sit in the box seat and with her light weight will be hard to hold out.
Race 5 - Potters Boutique Hotel Hcp (BM75) 1000m

Another Ben Currie runner here and this one looks the pick of the day. Trained on the track, Saipan comes into this a real track specialist having won four of his five starts here, finishing second at his other start. Three starts back, he won a class 4 here on a soft track over today’s journey. He then found the BM7 company a little too slick at Ipswich where he hung on well to finish fourth. He was then spelled and made a successful return to racing winning here again, first-up over 1100m. He is a three time winner in the wet and meets his opposition really well at the weights after the claim by Baylee Nothdurft. The speed map has him dropping into the box seat behind One In One Out and My Maisie as they vie for the lead. At the weights and in his current form, if he jumps with them and settles early, he looks the winner. 


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There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

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