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Saturday Tips from the bookies July 21 - tips for Australian racing

  • See who the bookies are tipping on this weekend.

Australia’s leading bookmakers give their thoughts on this Saturday’s racing at tips for 
Belmont, Doomben, Flemington, Gold Coast, Kembla Grange, Morphettville, Randwick and Toowoomba
by providing their best bets.

Bookie Tips - July 21

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Previous Bookie Tips:

July 14

Will Byrne from Sportsbet

WINTER STAKES – DREAMFORCE – Race 7 No.3 (Rosehill)
This talented galloper was gunned down late last start after chasing a hot tempo. Should be at peak at his third run back and can work across from the wide gate. Looks hard to beat in an open affair.
BEST – ZOUSTYLE – Race 4 No.5 (Sunshine Coast)
Came out on debut with a boom on him and didn’t disappoint bolting in to score by five lengths. Ran a good time last start and nothing looks a danger to him here. Brad Stewart aboard also suits.
VALUE – CASHED – Race 6 No.1 (Morphettville)
This six-year-old gelding strips fitter for his first-up run and has run well previously second-up. Gets the claim for Justin Huxtable and looks over the odds around $26.
LAY – HIGHWAY SIXTYSIX – Race 2 No.1 (Rosehill)
Had a tough win into the wind last start but rises in weight here. Carries the most in the race at 59kg combined with the drop-in distance and the presence of Rekindled Force makes him a good lay.
BACKED – REKINDLED FORCE – Race 2 No.2 (Rosehill)
This lightly-raced galloper showed plenty in first campaign starting $3.50 against Unforgotten. Has trialled well leading into this and has been back from $3 into the $2.60 mark.

Matt Duncan from Ladbrokes

WINTER STAKES – CHAMOIS ROAD – Race 7 No.5 (Rosehill)
This Melbourne visitor comes here after a strong win at Flemington last start when he sat just off the pace and was too strong on the line. It’s like he will be able to do the same again from the good draw.
BEST – VOODOO LAD – Race 7 No.1 (Caulfield)
This Darren Weir-trained galloper will benefit in a run with plenty of pace on paper and will be running on hard late. He does his best work at this track and distance range when there is good speed up front.
VALUE – LEGALE – Race 6 No.5 (Caulfield)
Progressive stayer and comes here off the back of two strong wins. He is drawn perfectly to sit midfield and have the last crack at them and with the very in-form Craig Williams, it looks a good bet.
LAY – MANTASTIC – Race 3 No.14 (Caulfield)
Hard to miss his run last start when he flashed home from well back when running second to his stable mate Haripour, which failed as favourite at Sandown on Wednesday. Happy to risk at the skinny odds.
BACKED – RONAN’S ROCK – Race 1 No 7 (Caufield)
This David Hayes-trained first starter has been well backed from $5 into $3.60 early after looking good in a jumpout. The money keeps coming and is building as a nasty result.

Gareth Phillips from Betstar

WINTER STAKES – HIFLYER – Race 7 No.1 (Rosehill)
The only time this Kiwi has missed a place in his last 13 starts is over 2000m. He was Group I placed prior to a break and returned with a win carrying a big weight. Double figure odds also looks appealing.
BEST – IN TIMES OF WAR – Race 4 No.2 (Rosehill)
Travelled north to Queensland to win last start by a length. There's no doubt she is up to this grade, and with the favourite coming to Saturday grade for first time, $7 looks a great bet.
VALUE – REACH FOR HEAVEN – Race 5 No.2 (Rosehill)
Performs well first-up and had a very easy trial. He was lipped out by an in-form Tip Top when first-up last prep and a repeat of that will no doubt see him go close here. The $7 odds is good value.
LAY – REKINDLED FORCE – Race 2 No.2 (Rosehill)
I like him as a horse and respect the gear changes here, but early support has forced his price into about $2.60. Would rather oppose a horse at those odds after a 252-day break, in a race with depth.
BACKED – MANTASTIC – Race 3 No.14 (Caulfield)
Punters love to back a Darren Weir runner, and they haven't held back with this import which has impressed at both runs in Australia. $3.40 into $2.30 early, and he is the only one they want in this race.

Thomas Hackett from

Been racing well without winning this prep but he gets his chance to return to winning form here. He makes her own luck right on the speed and will give his rivals something to catch.
BEST – JUKEBOX – Race 7 No.6 (Caulfield)
Has recorded three wins from his six starts and wasn’t beaten far in both the Danehill Stakes and the Blue Sapphire during the spring. This isn’t the strongest field and the scary thing is he still has upside.
VALUE – PLOT TWIST – Race 6 No.6 (Sunshine Coast)
Megablast is obviously the horse to beat in the Queen’s Cup, but Plot Twist is the definite value at $6.50. He has had two starts over 3200m for two wins and the wet track is too his advantage.
LAY – TUMBLER – Race 3 No.4 (Sunshine Coast)
Tumber has proven a touch costly for punters during the current racing campaign and she meets some quality gallopers in this contest. I am happy to oppose her once again at the short quote.
BACKED – JOLLY HONOUR – Race 3 No.2 (Rosehill)
Punters are clearly excited to see the Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman combination back together once again. Jolly Honour has been backed from $8.50 into $5.50 and looks well-placed in an open race.

James Thomas from Palmerbet

WINTER STAKES – CHAMOIS ROAD – Race 7 No.5 (Rosehill)
Won at Morphettville first-up and then travelled Flemington to beat Ozi Choice. Was scratched from last week due to a wide gate and gets barrier two here. Should sit close to the speed and be right in it.
BEST – BARTHELONA – Race 9 No.10 (Caulfield)
This horse is absolutely flying and belted them last start by four and a half lengths last start at Flemington after winning two weeks earlier in good time. I believe he can replicate here and make it three straight.
VALUE – NOBU – Race 1 No.6 (Rosehill)
Didn’t have a whole lot of luck on debut at Canterbury, once he got clear he finished off well and the 1400m looks to be more suitable. Gets barrier two and I think he looks over the odds at double figures.
LAY – MANTASTIC – Race 3 No.14 (Caulfield)
Two runs and two seconds for this prep and I’m happy to take him on here at the skinny odds. Has drawn wide and looks to get back which can be a recipe for disaster at Caulfield.
BACKED – RONAN’S ROCK – Race 1 No.7 (Caulfield)
The first starter for the Hayes/Dabernig stable opened at $6 and has been one-way traffic into $3.60. The Fastnet Rock colt won a jump out a week ago and gets the services of the in-form Craig Williams.

Wayne Symons from Unibet

WINTER STAKES – HIFLYER – Race 7 No.1 (Rosehill)
Tough to assess this race on a Friday as the final line-up could change. I’m going with the Kiwi having his first run in Australia. Loves the 1400m and looks to get a great run from an inside draw.
BEST – ALASSIO – Race 4 No.6 (Rosehill)
The Waterhouse/Bott yard have the secret to this mare by keeping her fresh, she’s drawn to jump straight on the bunny and I’m certain she will keep her unbeaten record intact.
VALUE – DALMATIA PRINCE – Race 9 No.7 (Rosehill)
Resumed at Canterbury and was well backed when winning over 1250m bursting through late. Gets a great run here in behind the speed and with no weight looks a good chance to repeat.
LAY – REKINDLED FORCE – Race 2 No.2 (Rosehill)
He’s well-bred like nearly all this trainer’s horses, but overall the runners from this camp are disappointing. Will go around a short-priced favourite here and I’d rather be against him than backing him.
BACKED – RONAN’S ROCK – Race 1 No.7 (Caulfield)
This first starter from the Hayes/Dabernig yard has drawn the coveted inside gate. Punters have stepped in, backing him from $4.60 into $3.60 and with a red-hot Craig Williams on board he’ll be hard to beat.

Clint Wallis from Neds

WINTER STAKES – CHAMOIS ROAD – Race 7 No.5 (Rosehill)
This consistent gelding resumed with a strong win in Adelaide, before getting the better of Ozi Choice at Flemington three weeks ago. Expecting him to get a soft run from his inside draw.
BEST – MANTASTIC – Race 3 No.14 (Caulfield)
Slowly away at his first Australian run but finished off well. Was back and wide at Caulfield, but still charged home and just missed out in a photo finish. Rises to a Benchmark 90 but gets in on the minimum.
VALUE – TOKORIKI LAD – Race 9 No.4 (Sunshine Coast)
Has been up since January but continues to race well. Back to back wins at Ipswich and the Gold Coast, before he went to Doomben and ran on well behind The Bostonian. 1400m is easily his best trip.
LAY – ALBUMIN – Race 8 No.13 (Rosehill)
Has put back to back wins together since an indifferent start to his campaign. Steps up 100m and has only placed once in five attempts at that distance. Also rises slightly in class and goes up in weight.
BACKED – ZOUSTYLE – Race 4 No.5 (Sunshine Coast)
Had impressed in a trial, before thrashing his rivals at his race day debut and punters are thinking he’ll go on with it this weekend. He’s been $1.95 into $1.65 since markets opened on Wednesday.

Declan Schuster - William Hill

WINTER STAKES – DARK EYES – Race 7 No.8 (Rosehill)
Battled on very well last start at Randwick and should be fitter for the run here. He gets James McDonald for this which helps and from the draw he maps to settle on the speed. Should find himself in the finish.
BEST – MANTASTIC – Race 3 No.14 (Caulfield)
Mantastic has been narrowly beaten in both of his Australian starts and once again shapes as the hardest to beat. He can break through here with 54kg on his back and we’re expecting he’ll do exactly that.
VALUE – VOILIER – Race 9 No.13 (Rosehill)
Peaks third-up and he should be ready to perform from the spell. He needs the speed on which he should get and with only 54kg on his back he can find himself in the finish.
LAY – RAT WITH GOLDTOOTH – Race 7 No.8 (Morphettville)
Scored his overdue win last start but he’s up against in this to repeat. He’s drawn 21 from 22 and comes up against an impressive Royal Music for this. The skinny odds are far too short.
BACKED – TOP PROSPECT – Race 4 No.3 (Morphettville)
Opened as a $3.30 second elect, however this price was immediately snapped up into $2.45 outright favouritism. He finds a winnable race and with two runs under his belt makes him hard to beat.

Matthew Campbell – CrownBet

WINTER STAKES – INVINZABEEL – Race 7 No.9 (Rosehill)
Been close both runs this prep and now gets a weight drop. Won third-up last time in and goes well at Rosehill. He has a consistent record at the 1400m with the only negative is the tricky barrier.
BEST – DEMOLITION – Race 4 No.16 (Caulfield)
Rillito probably wins race five, but for just a little better return have gone with Demolition. No luck in his first two runs back but is drawn to get a good run and down in weight.
VALUE – KING’S AUTHORITY – Race 8 No.7 (Caulfield)
Hasn’t been far away down the straight the last two runs after racing well first-up and I like him better at Caulfield with Michael Walker on board. Has had form behind Merchant Navy and Bandipur.
LAY – SILVERA – Race 4 No.1 (Morphettville)
Had a good win last start, but Top Prospect wasn’t far way and meets him 2kg better at the weights. Now gets to his third-up run for his new stable with Darren Weir.
BACKED – RILLITO – Race 5 No.3 (Caulfield)
We put up $2.20 for this lightly raced mare and it didn’t last long. Punters continue to back her into very short figures and she does look too good for these.



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