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

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Australia’s leading bookmakers give their thoughts on this Saturday’s racing at tips for 
Ascot, Caulfield, Doomben, Gold Coast, Kembla Grange, Morphettville, Randwick and Toowoomba 
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Bookie Tips - April 21

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March 24

Christian Jantzen from Sportsbet

Sunlight has been the dominant two-year-old this season. Although she only put in an average winning performance last-start, Tony McEvoy should have her ready to peak this week.
BEST – VIRDINE – Race 8 No.13 (Sydney)
Traditionally, three-year-old horses have an excellent record in the Galaxy and Viridine looks ready to explode dropping six kilos to 51kg. Should get a perfect run behind the hot speed.
VALUE – D’ARGENTO – Race 6 No.8 (Sydney)
He produced a huge run in the Randwick Guineas last-start. Will be suited stepping up to 2000m and presents as great each-way value. I would be looking to back him at the current price.
LAY – JUNGLE EDGE – Race 8 No.2 (Sydney)
Amazed at the avalanche of money for the honest but limited Jungle Edge. Very happy to lay at the current quote and anticipating him to start longer. Expecting a good performance.
BACKED – VIN DE DANCE – Race 6 No.7 (Sydney)
There’s been a steady stream of money since the market opened on Wednesday. Smashed from $9 into $6 and could well push for favouritism by Saturday afternoon at this rate.

Will Norman from Ladbrokes

I keep coming back to her. She was brilliant in the Magic Millions on the one-week back-up and should get into a handy position just off the speed and will hopefully be too strong late.
BEST –NETTOYER – Race 2 No.7 (Sydney)
Won by a massive margin last time she was on heavy conditions. Love the booking of Kerrin McEvoy and think she will power over the top of her rivals, producing a great performance.
VALUE – RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR – Race 6 No.6 (Brisbane)
Has raced well fresh in the past and with an expected hot tempo here will be finishing off well. Should be worth the money as it looks a good each-way bet at her current price.
LAY – SHAMURT – Race 2 No.10 (Brisbane)
Comfortable trial winner at Doomben recently but wasn't blown away with her. Strikes a heavy track and a race with good depth here to suggest she is well under the odds.
BACKED – OUR PEAKY BLINDERS – Race 9 No.6 (Mornington)
Narrowly beaten last-start in a race where they flew up the straight. Punters think he can go one better here backing him from as high as $3.20 into $2.30.

Gareth Phillips from Betstar

Got within inches of Written By last-start and maps perfectly here. Slipper winners saving ground has been the norm and he looks a strong candidate to create the fairytale for trainer Brad Widdup.
BEST – CONSOMMATEUR – Race 2 No.2 (Sydney)
Ran on well last start on dry when resuming and has won two from three second-up and has won at this track and distance by a big margin on a heavy (10) last year. This race proves little threat.
VALUE – THE TAJ MAHAL – Race 4 No.7 (Sydney) - SCRATCHED
He beat Almandin by a margin prior to a break and then was annoyed on pace by Supply And Demand when resuming last-start when he ran the same as Single Gaze. The $9 plus is good value. 
LAY – ALWARD – Race 3 No.6 (Sydney)
Deserves a change of luck but doesn't mean he is going to get it and this race is competitive. Prefer to risk him as favourite in this as I’m not confident in taking him at his current price.
BACKED – I’M WESLEY – Race 6 No.3 (Mornington)
Tasmanian that won six in a row before being narrowly beaten in Melbourne last start. Punters are leading with their wallets here as she has been $6.50 into $4 and poses as a nasty result for us

Thomas Hackett from

Obviously hasn’t had the ideal preparation, but he is a horse with a serious turn-of-foot and there is an X-factor about him. The blinkers looked to make a difference in his barrier trial.
BEST – LORD FANDANGO – Race 3 No.2 (Sydney)
His run in the Australian Cup was better than it looked on paper and he gets out to his pet trip of 2400m. His won the Herbert Power Stakes and finished fourth in the Caulfield Cup over this distance in the spring.
VALUE – PERUGGIA – Race 8 No.4 (Mornington)
Peruggia has recorded two tough wins at Moonee Valley and he is well and truly over the odds at his current price of $9. He makes his own luck right on the speed and can win what is an open race.
LAY – KINGS WILL DREAM – Race 7 No.11 (Mornington)
Been flawless since he arrived in Australia, but the Mornington Cup is a big step in both quality and distance. Could be a genuine star in the making but still looks like a good risk in this contest.
BACKED – VIN DE DANCE – Race 6 No.2 (Sydney)
New Zealand Derby winner Vin De Dance loves the sting out of the track and he has been heavily supported to win the Rosehill Guineas. Been $9 into $6 and looks likely to start even shorter.

Anthony Kirk from Palmerbet

Arguably should be unbeaten after being asked to work overtime when losing to Sunlight and looks like she will handle the conditions. Expect her to take a sit off the leaders and be strong through the line.
BEST – GAILO CHOP – Race 4 No.1 (Sydney)
Stuck on well after being taken on for the lead in the Australian Cup. Gets conditions to suit here with an outstanding wet track record and with a softer lead he will be awfully tough to run down.
VALUE – FURORE – Race 6 No.15 (Sydney)
Unbeaten gelding from Kris Lees yard stepping up sharply in grade however he looks like he will handle it. Has won dominantly on a soft track and drawn well, each-way. Should have a good run.
LAY – SUNLIGHT – Race 7 No.10 (Sydney)
Won’t be able to show her speed on a heavy track and history also says it’s hard to complete the Magic Night and Golden Slipper double. Happy to risk her as the favourite. Expect the market will risk at current quote.
BACKED – JUNGLE EDGE – Race 8 No.2 (Sydney)
Punter’s believe that Jungle Edge has the heart to steal the win. Went terrific first-up behind the flying machine Redzel and is an absolute mudlark, solid support all week has pushed him into outright favourite.

Wayne Symons from Unibet

This guy since his first-start has never disappointed. No issue with the Sydney way of going and on times and racing styles he must beat Sunlight. Draws perfectly to control his own destiny.
BEST – JUNGLE EDGE – Race 8 No.2 (Sydney)
If this gelding produces a similar run to his first-up performance behind Redzel he surely wins this. Will get his preferred track with the sting out and will give them something to catch.
VALUE – TWILIGHT SONG – Race 1 No.10 (Sydney)
The Victorian raider will get a great run up on the speed from her inside gate. I’m sure she’ll look the winner at some stage in the straight and at the $16 I’m prepared to speck her.
LAY – NETTOYER – Race 2 No.7 (Sydney)
This mare is racing well and gets her preferred track conditions. This is the hardest race she has contested this prep and she is yet to win. Could not possibly entertain her price at $3.
BACKED – SNITTY KITTY – Race 8 No.10 (Sydney)
Henry Dwyer travels here from Caulfield with this mare and punters have launched into her suggesting she’ll have no problem with the Sydney way. She has been $11 into $6 with us.

Clint Wallis from Neds

Cannot fault what he’s done in his four wins to date. Led last week but expecting him to sit just in behind the speed here. Debut win at Sandown was on a heavy track so the track condition shouldn’t be an issue.
BEST – GAILO CHOP – Race 4 No.1 (Sydney)
Won his first two runs at Caulfield where he was able to dictate out in front. Copped a bit of pressure in the Australian Cup and was terrific in defeat. Not expecting the wet conditions to present any issues.
VALUE – MY PAISANN – Race 5 No.4 (Mornington)
He’s a get back and run on type, but enough speed engaged here which will help. Close second when first-up last prep over 1000m. Won in the three-year-old open class back in June at Caulfield.
LAY – SUGAR BELLA – Race 9 No.3 (Sydney)
Made it four straight wins this prep with a last-to-first win in her first run in a Group race. Faces a similar sort of assignment this time, but with there not being a whole lot of speed engaged, she may not find it easy.
BACKED – NETTOYER – Race 2 No.7 (Sydney)
Punters are seeing the engagement of Kerrin McEvoy as a big positive. She has been $3.20 into $2.90 since markets opened, and accounts for almost 80 percent of the hold on the race to this point.

Declan Schuster - William Hill

Estijaab won the Group II Reisling Stakes last start and we’re confident she’ll be able to get the job done. If Brenton Avdulla can jump quickly and settle her somewhere near the speed, she’ll get her chance to win.
BEST – I AM EXCITED – Race 1 No.3 (Sydney)
Won well last-start in the Listed Fireball Stakes and we’re expecting her to win again. She was dominant that day and stepping up to 1200m should see even more improvement.
VALUE – VENTURA STORM – Race 4 No.5 (Sydney)
Has been building up well for this race and with two runs under his belt he looks ready to win. The blinkers were applied last-start which really sharpened him up and he loves rain affected ground.
LAY – FREEHEARTED – Race 4 No.5 (Mornington)
Has come up a deserved favourite having won three from five, however after pulling up lame last-start at Moonee Valley and there are some queries. She brings the right form for this but at the price she is under the odds and from barrier 10 and she may struggle.
BACKED – VIN DE DANCE – Race 6 No.2 (Sydney)
We put up $9 for this Murray Baker/Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi. Punters were more than keen to snap up forcing us to wind him to $6. Punters seem confident that his record on the heavy going will get him over the line.

Matthew Campbell – CrownBet

Blinkers went on for the compulsory trial and he looked good hitting the line on a rain affected track which he will get Saturday. Wide barrier, but it is the Slipper so there will be plenty of speed on.
BEST – MATTY – Race 1 No.4 (Mornington)
Not because of the name, but because last-start he was beaten by Sprightly Lass which was first past the post in a Group III last weekend in Sydney. This is Benchmark 78. She will give a good sight.
VALUE – MISSION HILL – Race 6 No.13 (Sydney)
Back in distance from the NZ Derby where he had no luck. Three weeks since the run and will relish the soft ground. Stable has a knack of bringing them across to win these big races.
LAY – IN HER TIME – Race 8 No.3 (Sydney)
Simply because of the track. She has had five starts on soft for just the one win and no placings and if we get to a heavy she has never started on one. Not ready to take the risk at her price.
BACKED – NETTOYER – Race 2 No.7 (Sydney)
Punters have locked on to the riding change of Kerrin McEvoy now steering and the likelihood of a wet track so there has been plenty of early support. Punters are expecting a good run.

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